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.
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.
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.
Gazela will be taking a trip to Baltimore in September as part of the Star-Spangled Spectacular, a huge, multi-day celebration to mark the 200th anniversary of the writing of the Star Spangled Banner. Gazela is going to be playing an important role in this event, as she will be serving as the backdrop/centerpiece of this event, so from now until early September we will be working hard to get her ready for her appearance in Baltimore, and we will need as many hands as we can get to help out with this, even those who do not intend to sail.
Right now the dates that we are working with are the 8th -18th of September; the ship would be leaving on the 9th, arriving on the 10th, staying in Baltimore until at least the morning of the 16th, and arriving back in Philadelphia on the 17th or 18th. Even though the ship is not projected to leave until the 9th, all crew who are sailing on the trip down will need to be on the ship on the evening the 8th to help ensure that both the ship and her crew are ready to get underway.