The crew at WoW had a rare opportunity yesterday to join in a parade of sail to greet two tall ships visiting for ISM's War of 1812 Bicentennial Weekend. Captain Rick Carrion was visiting with Elf and took us down the river to escort Bounty and Lynx into port at ISM.
|Captain Rick and crew in typical activity - sanding varnish|
|Aboard Elf, leaving the dock to greet the tall ships|
|We are sailing!|
|Bruce taking care of business as ships come into view|
We rendezvoused with Bounty, Lynx, and their escort, the Philadelphia Fire Department fireboat Independence, fell into line, and headed back up the river to Penn's Landing.
|Independence, Lynx, and Bounty, looking S toward Whitman Bridge|
|Bounty with Lynx in background from the deck of Elf|
|Bounty safely docked for the weekend alongside ISM|
Bounty, Lynx, and Elf will be in port as part of ISM's War of 1812 centennial commemoration all weekend, June 22 to June 24. Details are at the museum website.
|A veritable forest of masts with Elf and Lynx in foreground, Bounty behind.|