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Posted by Tall Ships America on December 29, 2015

Gazela Priemeiro Photo by D. Whitman

Gazela Primeiro Photo by D. Whitman

Where you’ll find her cruising around
Delaware River, Chesapeake Bay, and the Atlantic Coast

Fun Fact
was one of the last dory mother ships (similar to Schooner Adventure!) and is over 100 years old – she was built in 1901.

The Backstory
At a century old, where do you begin? Built in Portugal at the turn of the 20th century, Gazela Primeiro fished the Grand Banks for nearly seventy years. She would leave Portugal in the spring with 90 tons of salt, and return in the fall with 350 tons of salt cod. Since 1971, she has called Philadelphia home. Owned and operated by the Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild, a nonprofit volunteer organization, Gazela sails as a goodwill ambassador for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Port of Philadelphia.

Who Sails
Volunteer members of the Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild



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