This past Thursday, 25 June, we had the opportunity to watch the tall ships come up river on their way to Penns Landing for the Philadelphia-Camden Tall Ships Festival. Best seat in the house at Fort Mifflin. It was a long and a hot day but the payoff came when L’Hermione and Sagres came up river. We saluted them with artillery fire from Fort Mifflin and they returned the salute as they sailed past. Fort Mercer on the Jersey side also gave a salute.
One thing that is more than worth mentioning is how lucky we are as a unit to have a licensed ship’s captain as part of our group. His knowledge base and skills are a major asset especially for an event such as this as he pilots the Delaware River as his day job. Thanks so much, Captain Steve Rote!