Because of the inclement weather predicted for Saturday, the Delaware River Waterfront has postponed the Penn’s Landing fireworks to Sunday, June 28th. If you purchased tickets to view the fireworks from Gazela’s decks, your tickets will be honored on Sunday.
Get a front-row seat to the fireworks while supporting Philadelphia’s Official Tall Ship
On Saturday, 27 June, there will be a fireworks display at Penn’s Landing as part of the events of the Tall Ships Festival. As the fireworks will be launched from the middle of the River, Gazela will be an ideal viewing platform, especially considering the number of people that will be at Penn’s Landing to watch the display.
Those viewing the fireworks from Gazela will be able to bring their own food, sit down away from the crowds, and will have access to Gazela‘s heads (marine toilets) during the event.Get into the spirit of the Tall Ships Festival by watching the fireworks display from the deck of a 114 year old Portuguese fishing vessel!
Join us at the unique two-sided waterfront of the Delaware River as more than a dozen international and domestic Tall Ships sail in for Tall Ships Philadelphia Camden 2015.
From June 25-28, 2015, the waterfronts of Philadelphia and Camden will create the perfect venue for a myriad of festival attractions and of course, Tall Ships. Affording visitors the rare chance to catch a glimpse, step aboard, and even set sail on some of the grandest ships of yore.
Tall Ships Philadelphia Camden will showcase domestic and international ships, including some of the most acclaimed worldwide, including the US Coast Guard vessel Barque Eagle, French vessel L’Hermione, Canadian Barque Picton Castle, and Gazela – Philadelphia’s official Tall Ship.
We are excited to announce that there will be a nautical themed art show and auction in Gazela’s main hold during the Tall Ships Festival, June 25-28. The event will be half gallery and half raffle, so make sure you stop by when you’re at the festival to browse and have a chance to pick up a one-of-a-kind artwork.
Stephanie does it again with a great Flickr album from the festival. We had a respectable turnout on Saturday despite the chilly, rainy weather. Sunday was beautiful. Shown here is our beloved tug Jupiter in front of New London, Connecticut’s Schooner Mystic Whaler.
October 18 on Poplar
When you hear the words, “Hazardous Materials”, do you think of ship preservation? Tar, turpentine, linseed oil, paint and all the other preservatives used in the course of our work would make a mighty fuel source. In the interest of reducing our stockpile of old hazards, the volunteers are asked to help with a clean-up of the barge. Philadelphia is holding a Hazardous “Ship”-hold Waste Disposal day on October 18 between 0900 and 1500. We’d like a couple of drivers who have pickup or trucks and live in the city limits to help move the pile for safe disposition. We’ll also need hands on October 18th, from 0800 to 1000, to offload materials from the barge to the vehicles.
October on Gazela
Thanks to all who helped get Gazela ready for Baltimore. It was a big push to get her painted and rigged. There are still some items to finish up and gangway boxes moved around before the next big event. I’m willing to host two Wednesday night work parties (Oct 1 and Oct 8) to finish the rig tarring on the foremast. Be nice to have shiny stays.
Gazela’s next public appearance is the Old City Seaport Festival on October 10-12. The Guild would also love your help with the WHYY Membership Drive on Saturday October 18, from 8-11 am. While helping WHYY, the Guild gets great publicity for the crew and ships.
Baltimore was very welcoming to us and it was an amazing opportunity to work with our friends on other tall ships. Check out this great clip from Baltimore’s local CBS affiliate featuring reporter Tracey Leong at Gazela’s wheel.
Crewmember Stephanie Farra took some great photos of her shipmates and Baltimore. Check out her Flickr photo set. Shown above is a crew night out at Bertha’s Restaurant & Bar in the Fell’s Point neighborhood, where visiting crews received a 20% discount. Thanks Bertha’s! The food and service were terrific.
Update 9/22: Stephanie also created a beautiful photo essay on her blog. See it here.