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.
You can sign up on our Google form if you would like to come.
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.
From Ed’s weekly newsletter, some upcoming chances to help out:
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.
If you would like to help out with any of these events, you can email Ed at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Here’s another news clip from WBAL-TV featuring our captain, Scott Cointot.
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.