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Tall Ships
June 2015
When I was a kid my parents would sometimes take us to a park along the Delaware River to see the tall ship when they were coming to Philadelphia. So, it seemed like  a fun idea to go see them up close and personal since I was around this year when they came to both Penns Landing and the Camden waterfront. The highlight was going aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle. (Although, Kozy Shack handing out free pudding was pretty cool too. Haha.)

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01 El Galeon 03 USS New Jersey 04 Biplane
The El Galeon is a Spanish pirate ship that's been used in TV and movies
The USS New Jersey battlehsip isn't exactly a tall ship but it's a permanent fixture on the Camden waterfront where it resides as a museum ship
A biplane passes over the tall ships
07 AJ Meerwald 08 Hindu 09 AJ Meerwald
The AJ Meerwald, a restored oyster dredging schooner, is the official tall ship of the state of New Jersey
The Hindu from Key West, Forida raises it sails
The AJ Meerwald, a restored oyster dredging schooner, is the official tall ship of the state of New Jersey
10 Captain Harry 12 When and If 13 Eagle
The tugboat Captain Henry moored alongside the Moshulu, a restaurant ship at Penns Landing
The When and If was commissioned by General George S. Patton and built in Wiscasset, Maine
The USCGC Eagle is the tall ship of the US Coast Guard. At nearly 300 feet in length, it's the only active duty sailing barque.
14 Ben Franklin Bridge 15 Hindu 16 When and If
Looking up the Delaware River to the Ben Franklin Bridge
The Hindu from Key West, Florida passes under the Ben Franklin Bridge
The When and If was commissioned by General George S. Patton and built in Wiscasset, Maine
17 North Wind 19 McAllister Tugboat 20 El Galeon and Pride of Baltimore II
The North Wind is a local ship from Gloucester City, NJ
The tugboat McAllister travels down the Delaware River
El Galeon and Pride of Baltimore II are docked near the Ben Franklin Bridge and accompanied by a ferris wheel
22 Sagres 23 Sagres 24 Sagres
Originally a Nazi ship, now a Portuguese Navy training veseel, the Sagres is a sister ship of the USCGC Eagle
Originally a Nazi ship, now a Portuguese Navy training veseel, the Sagres is a sister ship of the USCGC Eagle
Originally a Nazi ship, now a Portuguese Navy training veseel, the Sagres is a sister ship of the USCGC Eagle
25 Eagle 27 Eagle Mast 28 Eagle Statue
USCGC Eagle
The USCGC Eagle's masts are an impressive sight
Of course the USCGC Eagle has an eagle figurehead on the bow
29 Eagle 30 Eagle Racing Stripe 31 Eagle USCG
The USCGC Eagle is the tall ship of the US Coast Guard. At nearly 300 feet in length, it's the only active duty sailing barque.
The USCGC Eagle is the tall ship of the US Coast Guard.
The USCGC Eagle is the tall ship of the US Coast Guard.
33 Eagle 34 Eagle Deck 35 Eagle Mast & Rigging
The rigging on the USCGC Eagle is amazing
Aboard the USCGC Eagle
The rigging on the USCGC Eagle is amazing
36 Eagle Mast 39 Eagle Deck 40 Eagle Bell
The fuzzy stuff is baggywrinkle. It keeps the sails from chafing
Looking forward on the deck of the USCGC Eagle
Every ship needs a bell and this one is the USCGC Eagle's
41 Eagle Life Preserver 43 Eagle Lines 45 Steering Wheels
Aboard the USCGC Eagle
No shortage of lines aboard the USCGC Eagle
The USCGC Eagle's wheels
46 Steering Wheel 48 Lion Statue 49 Hermione
The USCGC Eagle's wheel
This lion figurehead belongs to the L'Hermione
L'Hermione is a replica of the French naval vessel that brought the Marquis de Lafayette to America 1780.
50 Hermione 52 Hermione 53 Lynx
L'Hermione is a replica of the French naval vessel that brought the Marquis de Lafayette to America 1780.
L'Hermione looks quite formidable with is many canons
The Privateer Lynx was inspired by the original from the War of 1812
55 Hermione 58 Sailors on Hermione Mast 59 Sailors on Hermione Mast
L'Hermione is a replica of the French naval vessel that brought the Marquis de Lafayette to America 1780.
Frenchmen, who are not nearly as afraid of heights as I am, climb the rigging of the L'Hermione
Frenchmen, who are not nearly as afraid of heights as I am, climb the rigging of the L'Hermione
60 Hendrick's Gin Blimp 62 Sailors on Hermione Mast 63 Hermione
I feel like the Hendrick's Gin blimp is watching me
Frenchmen, who are not nearly as afraid of heights as I am, climb the rigging of the L'Hermione
L'Hermione is a replica of the French naval vessel that brought the Marquis de Lafayette to America 1780.
66 USS New Jersey 67 Rubber Duck 68 Picton Castle
The USS New Jersey battlehsip isn't exactly a tall ship but it's a permanent fixture on the Camden waterfront where it resides as a museum ship
We thought we'd see an 11 ton, 60 foot tall rubber duck, but it was damaged and its 10 foot liitle brother is all that showed up.
The Picton Castle is from the Cook Islands but homeported in Nova Scotia
69 RCA Nipper Building 70 RCA Nipper Building
The Nipper Building is a Camden landmark. It was formerly the RCA Victor company. It's now a condo complex.
The Nipper Building is a Camden landmark. It was formerly the RCA Victor company. It's now a condo complex.

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