We will be having Goodwill sails Saturday, September 14 and Sunday the 29th. Also on Friday October 11 as part of the Old City Seaport Festival 2013 Parade of Sail. Stand by for more information.
From Lisa Kolibabek’s weekly newsletter update:
We are going to start giving tours of the ship on the weekends again…
…they also get people interested in the ship and what we do, while also possibly recruiting new members.
More details will be posted as available.
UPDATE 7/29: Public tours of Gazela will be available Saturdays and Sundays through the summer. Open times are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Be aware that ongoing maintenance work could cause unexpected closings.
In case you missed it, take a look at video of Monday’s “Gazela 42” fundraiser (July 8, 2013) at the Independence Seaport Museum, which celebrated 42 the years since the tall ship Gazela was brought over from Portugal. There was plenty of food, drink, camaraderie and even a few salty tales from the sea. We had a blast hearing tales about the eventful trip that brought Gazela to us in 1971, and more about the years since.
There are a lot of thank you’s owed to a lot of people for making Gazela’s 42nd Anniversary fundraiser last night such a big success.
First thank you is to the great crowd of about 80 people who attended. Second thank you is to the 20+ donors of auction items. A big, big thank you to the crew who manned the event, both in the museum and aboard Gazela, and an extra big thank you to Linda Collier for her excellent party-planning and promotion of the event.
Our angel, Mary Smith, was there, and brought 10 of her family. She also made a generous donation. Part of what we celebrated was the feature of our book, The Heart of a Ship — Stories from the Crew of Gazela Primeiro in Yachting Magazine. The book’s publication was both inspired and underwritten by Mary several years ago. Thank you, Mary, for everything!
Kudos also to John Brady and his staff at the Independence Seaport Museum for donating the use of the William Wikoff Smith gallery.
Looking forward to next year, please save the date, July 8, 2014, for Gazela “43”. Anyone with suggestions about how we can improve on last night’s event, please shoot me an email.
We will be posting more pictures from the event, and a complete list of donors soon.
Come celebrate Gazela’s feature in Yachting magazine and help raise funds to preserve the ship, on Monday, July 8 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Independence Seaport Museum.
For more info, contact the Ship Guild at 215-238-0280.
You can also make a donation to the Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild:
A spectacular fireworks display will be launched from a barge in the middle of the Delaware River, just a few hundred yards from the deck of the historic tall ship, GAZELA PRIMEIRO. Avoid the crowds and watch the fireworks from GAZELA’s wide decks. Bring a picnic — we’ll provide the view! Purchase your tickets now for the July 6 show at 7 p.m.
Gazela crew had a blast at Harborfest Norfolk. Check out the video!