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.
Would you like to donate helpful items to Gazela and Jupiter but you aren’t sure what? Then check out our new Amazon Wish List. You can arrange to have items sent directly to the Guild office. To deduct your donation on your taxes, use our tax ID number 23-7272425. More ways to donate are listed here.
Official crew shirts are currently available to order. All crew members must have the Gazela navy polo shirt for all events. Details and order form from Marston after the jump. Apologies for the pdf form, our online store is under construction.
This past Sunday, Eric took a tour of the USS Somerset and snapped this interesting photo of Gazela with winter cover. The warship’s decks offer a vantage point of our barkentine that’s not normally possible. Moshulu and Olympia don’t look half bad in the background either.
What do antique cars and Gazela have in common? Besides both needing tender loving care, a serendipitous meeting between Tony Souza and an antique car collector in NJ (Chuck Anastasio) led to the guild receiving three reels of 16 MM film from Gazela’s trips in 1984.
Chuck obtained the films when he bought a box of films on antique cars and the three reels of Gazela was in the box. Tony recognized that one scene looked a lot like the Canso Canal north of Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia complete with a bagpiper and people in tartans.
Upon further research, Ann Preston and Eric Lorgus found out the ship went to Boston, Portsmouth, Halifax and Quebec City in 1984 with Captain Jay Bolton. In The Heart of a Ship, Nancy Linden and Jim Barry write about the trip. Thanks to Tony and Janet for acquiring the film.
Nothing provides a welcome break to a hard workday on the ships like a good hot lunch. We have been fortunate enough the past few weekends to have just that treat. Thanks to the cooks who have stepped up to help, Debbie Greenspan, Julie Baker, and Anna Frangiosa. If you have a desire to join this group, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mel Strieb is helping Ann Preston set up the office with some new software…thanks. Ann has requested some help with social media (Linked-in, Facebook, etc). If you can help and are interested please contact Ann at email@example.com.
Remember, the time you spend preparing meals at home to bring down and heat up counts as volunteer hours. So does time spent helping in the office.
This video shows the full day of Sept. 29 on Gazela in less than two minutes. In the morning we went out for a training sail and after lunch, we returned to the water with family, friends and supporters.
Gazela crew had a blast at Harborfest Norfolk. Check out the video!