With much fanfare the Tall Ships, 13 to be exact, sailed up the Delaware River Thursday, to begin a three day stay on the banks of Camden and Philadelphia. (Hashtag #TallShipsPC)
Folks lining up along Penns Landing to get a birds eye view, paying $7 for the privileged. There was fun activities along the pier, food, drinks and lots of photo opportunities.
Tall Ships fans paid $10 to go aboard the Moshulu and The Olympia to see the parade.
BTW Spruce Street Harbor is open where you can rent swans, and paddle boats.
Buy Tickets to the Tall Ships Philadelphia HERE
The much anticipated duck gets launched. Of course everyone was there for the Tall Ships, but we all were excited to see the Duck up close. It’s 6 stories tall. That’s just amazing. The prepress was super and got everyone excited for the Tall Ships months in advance.
The largest Tall Ships event of year countrywide that combines a
dozen awe-inspiring Tall Ships with an abundance of festival attractions
already has locals and future visitors alike clamoring for the opening
date of June 25. The addition of the super-sized bath toy adds to that
“It’s just fun, pure and simple,” states Craig Samborski, executive
producer of Tall Ships® Philadelphia Camden. “The World’s Largest Rubber Duck inspires us to enjoy the world’s waterfronts and conserve our natural resources for future ducklings.”
You can now take a water taxi from Penns Landing to Wiggins Park in Camden
Uh oh, the duck got caught up in the current and was pushed against one of those bizarre container ships that have been parked in the shipping channel for the past year cause they don’t have enough money to make it back to their own countries.
After nearly 30 minutes the tug boats went to the rescue
but it was the water boat that was most successful
in pushing the duck off the barge.
Saturday, June 27
8PM – United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own” Concert
9:30PM – “Where America Set Sail” fireworks show
There’s Swoop from the Eagles
A drone takes in all the action
The happy duck is on it’s way to it’s perch at the Camden Aquarium where you can go and check it out as well as a few other Tall Ships located there. For more information on the Tall Ships, check out their website. Don’t forget tomorrow night there’s a whole program