The winter cover on Gazela will soon be coming down and our volunteer crew has lots of work to do as the weather continues to improve, including painting, rigging, and minor repairs. One of the major projects we accomplished this winter was sealing the deck forward of the break. Earlier this year the Guild hired a team of professional caulkers, and our volunteer crew was kept busy reefing the deck seams for the caulkers. Want to join our crew and help us prepare Gazela for the summer season? Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Our dedicated volunteers have put in over 4700 hours of work on Gazela and Jupiter this year, keeping their maritime history alive and sharing their stories with thousands of visitors.
- In June 2016, Gazela sailed down the coast to Sail Baltimore and Norfolk’s Harbor Fest, reaching 1,500 guests over the three week trip.
- Back in our Philadelphia home port our boats have welcomed visitors ranging from families at Pennsylvania Coast Day to high school classes from Camden.
- The National Park Service and Maritime Administration made a contribution towards preserving Jupiter‘s legacy through a National Maritime Grant. This matching grant will support dry-docking the 114-year-old tug and move her towards meeting the necessary safety requirements to make her history more accessible.
Discover all that Pennsylvania’s coast has to boast at Pennsylvania Coast Day. This free festival will take place at Walnut Plaza (Columbus Avenue at Walnut Street) on Penn’s Landing on September 10, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gazela will be open for free tours during the event.
For more information about Coast Day, visit DelawareEstuary.org
A YouTube user uploaded an aerial video of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, which includes views of the visiting Gazela from above! She can be seen on the left a few times in the first minute of the video. Also included are some good shots of the Argentine Navy ship Libertad, Baltimore’s own Constellation, as well as the other ships and sights of the harbor.
Tickets are now on sale to watch the Penn’s Landing fireworks show from the deck of Tall Ship Gazela. The fireworks will be launched from a barge in the middle of the Delaware River, just a few hundred yards from Gazela‘s deck. This event could sell out, so don’t delay! Purchase your tickets at: brownpapertickets.com
Schedule of Events – Friday, July 1:
7:00 PM – Ship opens for visitors
8:00 PM – Philadelphia Orchestra Concert
9:30 PM – Fireworks
All proceeds benefit the Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild.
Gazela began her journey home on Monday. Click here to follow her route as she sails back to Philadelphia.
Gazela and her crew arrived in Norfolk today, after having a great time sailing in the Chesapeake Bay. During the past four days, the crew has enjoyed sailing, dory rowing, boat operation, and working hard to get Gazela ready to welcome visitors at Norfolk Harborfest this weekend.
Norfolk Harborfest is in its 40th anniversary year celebrating America’s largest, longest-running, free maritime festival. Gazela is proud to be part of the festivities, which will run from June 9-12. Click here for more information, including a schedule of events.
Gazela departed Baltimore on June 6 and is en route to Norfolk, Virginia for Harborfest.
Track her progress here
Gazela is in Baltimore and will be open for tours through this weekend! For more information about Sail Baltimore’s schedule, click here