It’s been a busy year for Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild:
Our dedicated volunteers have put in over 4700 hours of work on Gazela and Jupiter this year, keeping their maritime history alive and sharing their stories with thousands of visitors.
In June 2016, Gazela sailed down the coast to Sail Baltimore and Norfolk’s Harbor Fest, reaching 1,500 guests over the three week trip.
Back in our Philadelphia home port our boats have welcomed visitors ranging from families at Pennsylvania Coast Day to high school classes from Camden.
The National Park Service and Maritime Administration made a contribution towards preserving Jupiter‘s legacy through a National Maritime Grant. This matching grant will support dry-docking the 114-year-old tug and move her towards meeting the necessary safety requirements to make her history more accessible.
But volunteer labor and project grants can’t do it alone. We need your help to keep these boats afloat. Over the next year, the Guild has an ambitious plan to increase our educational outreach through new partnerships, embark on regular training sails to foster seamanship skills among our volunteer crew, and plan events to raise awareness of these unique vessels throughout the Philadelphia community and engage more people in preserving their legacy. You can help us preserve this heritage and bring that passion to others. Your Giving Tuesday support makes this possible!
Click on the link below to support PSPG with a tax-deductible donation!