Dry docking plan gaining momentum

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Here’s the latest info from Eric to our newsletter subscribers about the upcoming dry docking: Preparations are underway! The Marine Committee is busy interviewing candidates for Project Manager, and making plans for repairs to our barge, Poplar. Since the dry dock … Continued

Dry docking Gazela and Poplar

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Guild President Eric Lorgus announced long-awaited plans to get Gazela into dry dock for inspection and repairs: I have great news. We finally have a dry dock for Gazela, and even better, it’s right here in Philadelphia. There will be … Continued

Interesting photo

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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 … Continued


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Thanks to Leslie Weitz who is conducting small group welding training. As the weather improves and the cover comes off, we will be doing some more Level 1 training as well as some other training you have asked for and … Continued

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 … Continued

Al Ponessa in the News

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Newly-minted Ship Guild Vice President, Al Ponessa makes an appearance in the Daily Local News! Al Ponessa of West Goshen has been sailing since 1964, spending 28 years in the Navy, but before he volunteered with the Philadelphia Ship Preservation … Continued

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