On Thursday Philadelphia had the priviledge of having the tall ships sail up the Delaware River and dock at the piers of Philly and Camden, NJ. The last time they were here was 2000 so we are very excited. I had a chance to watch them arrive so thought I would share them with you. Sorry I can't remember all their names or where they're from. If you compare them with the tug boats that are accompanying them, you can see how huge these ships are.
|I think this is called a barque. I think.|
|I remember this is a schooner.|
|And this is a wooden galleon called Le Galeon. It is the only one in the world.|
|This is a fire boat.|
|This was General Patton's ship. It's called the "When & If" because he said when and if he got home he was going to sail it.|
|The sky got dark and threatening.|
At the end of the parade of ships was the famous rubber ducky! Everyone was waiting to see her. She is 61 feet tall (as tall as a six story building) and weighs 11 tons.
|The tug boats look so little.|
|And here is Philly's skyline. I always think it's so pretty.|