When I was down at Penns Landing today I came upon the Tall Ship Gazela. It was built in Portugal to carry fishermen to Newfoundland to fish for cod. It did this for sixty seven years. Gazela was eventually purchased by The Philadelphia Maritime Museum and arrived in Philadelphia on July 8, 1971. It is now operated and maintained by a group of volunteers and donors by the Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild. If you have never seen one of these magnificent ships, take the time and check it out. They take you back to a time when the worlds super highways were all crossed by these kind of ships.
The Moshulu has been a Philadelphia institution for years. I remember a number of years ago they held a reunion and one of the cabin boys related a story of sailing through storms in the Pacific where the waves were as tall as the main mast. The next time you are eating at the restaurant on the main deck and happen to glance up think about what that experience was like. Chills. www.moshulu.com.
Author:Leah Milito Phone: 610-662-2931 Dated: July 1st 2012 Views: 3,287 About Leah: Leah is passionate about two things: Real Estate + Rescue Dogs.
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