Upcoming Events: Spring/Summer 2014

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We have been invited to participate in the 200th Anniversary of the writing of our National Anthem in Baltimore, taking place Sept. 6-16, 2014. Photo: Visit Baltimore
We have been invited to participate in the 200th Anniversary of the writing of our National Anthem in Baltimore, taking place Sept. 6-16, 2014.
Photo: Visit Baltimore

There has been a lot of work on both ships. A lot has been done on Jupiter to get her ready for some underway periods as well as the prep work on Gazela’s spars. Soon the cover will be coming off (April) and we will be getting ready for dockside events as well as a trip or two.

Details are being worked out but we have been invited to participate in the 200th Anniversary of the writing of our National Anthem in Baltimore. This is tentative until a contract is signed but information about the celebration is available on the Star-Spangled Spectacular website.

On March 15th there will be an open Maritime Committee meeting with a potluck to follow. More details will be forthcoming.

On April 29th an informational session on Gazela will be held at Chester County Night School at Stetson Middle School. The classroom session will be followed by a tour on the following Saturday, May 3. More information will be available soon.

As you all know Gazela also is known for fantastic dockside events. If you know anyone who is looking for a wonderful venue for a special event, please let them know we are available. Contact the office for more information.

Jupiter escorts the USS Somerset

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You may have seen it on the news or read about it—Jupiter had the distinct honor of escorting the Navy’s newest ship, Somerset into Philadelphia for her commissioning at Penn’s Landing on March 1st. It was a great distinction and testament to the Jupiter Steering Committee who worked hard to get the ship ready for this event. Thanks to Mike Matulewicz and the JSC for making this happen.

December News

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For those who attended the annual meeting on December 3, you heard Eric Lorgus provide some insights to potential 2014 trips—Norfolk and Baltimore. The latter is special because September 14, 2014 is the 200th Anniversary of the writing of the Star Spangled Banner. There will be tall ships, fireworks, music and lots of flag waving. More information about the Star-Spangled Spectacular is available on their web site. While nothing is firm yet, these will be two great trips. Norfolk Harborfest is a perennial favorite and Baltimore has really taken a liking to us in recent years and is interested in our participation in this historic event.
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November News

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Since we last left off, Gazela and Jupiter were featured in the Old City Seaport Festival right here in Philadelphia. The weekend started with a parade of ships, lead by Gazela and included Pride of Baltimore II, Kalmar Nyckel, Mystic Whaler, Virginia, A. J. Meerwald, and Hindu.

More about the festival and the WHYY FM fundraiser after the jump.

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Upcoming Events

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jupiter_christmasAs previously announced there has been a great amount of work being performed on Jupiter and more scheduled. Here is a list of some of those events:

  • November 23 – decorating Jupiter
  • November 29 – Jupiter at the opening of the River Rink
  • December 14 – Santa Run, Delivery of Santa to the River Rink and the Lighted Boat Parade

Also mark your calendar for the Annual Meeting at 7 p.m. on December 3 at the museum. It is open to all members so please come.

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