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For Immediate Release                                                                               For more information, contact:

                                                                                                                  Jack Willard   609-868-5664


            MEDIA ADVISORY






DETAILS:Due to the forecasted winter storm, the Battleship New Jersey has cancelled the Overnight

Encampment, scheduled for Saturday, January 24. 


Guests with any questions, can contact the Battleship’s Encampment Department as

866-877-6262 ext. 203.


For more updates and information on the ship’s  many programs, visit


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Philadelphia and Camden Waterfronts Unite

Philadelphia, PA/Camden Waterfront, NJ – Adding excitement to a waterfront that is already bubbling with activity, Tall Ships® Philadelphia-Camden is slated to bring majestic vessels up the Delaware River in early summer on June 25-28. Tall Ships® Philadelphia-Camden has the distinction of being the largest sailing event in the United States in 2015.

With over a dozen magnificent domestic and international ships planning to attend Tall Ships® Philadelphia – Camden, visitors can catch a glimpse, step aboard and even set sail on some of the most meticulously crafted ships of yore. Several rare and notable ships making an appearance include:

  • L’Hermione – A French replica of the 12-pound, 145’ long, Concorde class frigate of the French Navy, famous for carrying General Lafayette to the United States in 1780 allowing him to rejoin the Americans during the American Revolutionary War.
  • Barque Eagle – Rarely seen at festivals, this three-masted USA Coast Guard Tall Ship boasts 21,350 square feet of sail, 295’ length, is the only operational sailing vessel in the U.S. maritime services and is just one of five operational training barques in the world.
  • Cisne Branco - Hailing from Rio de Janeiro, The “White Swan” is an awe-inspiring, 243’ long, full-rigged Tall Ship serving the Brazilian Navy as a training vessel and international representative.
  • Gazela – Philadelphia’s official Tall Ship was built in 1901 in the shipyard of J. M. Mendes in Setubal, Portugal to fish the Grand Banks off Newfoundland. It is 177’ long and 94’ high from deck.
  • Picton Castle – A 179’ long, three-masted Tall Ship based in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada best known for sail training voyages around the world.

The unique two-sided waterfront affords increased accessibility for visitors from both sides of the river and creates the perfect venue for a myriad of festival attractions and of course, Tall Ships. The event is sponsored by a collaboration of four Delaware waterfront organizations: the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, Coopers Ferry Partnership, Adventure Aquarium and Independence Seaport Museum.

An abundance of attractions will accompany the Tall Ships such as historical reenactments, live music, dance, youth sail training, a craft beer garden and the regions finest fare.

Tickets on sale, Friday, December 5, 2014 at 10 AM and are available at or 877-4FLY-TIX. Ticket prices range from $12.00 festival admission/onboard ship tours to $150 for the Grand Parade of Sail. Tickets are good for attractions in both Camden and Philadelphia. For more and on twitter

Media Contacts:
Craig Samborski
626-656-DRAW (3729)

Preperations Underway in Philadelphia and Camden for New Year's Fireworks Show

By Mark Abrams

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — For the 24th consecutive year, fireworks will herald the arrival of the new year along the Delaware waterfront.

Thousands make a trip to Penn’s Landing, on the Philadelphia side of the river, or Wiggins Park, in Camden, for the New Year’s Eve tradition: viewing the huge fireworks display.

Jodie Milkman, of the Delaware River Waterfront Corp., says you will have two opportunities to see fireworks.

“Two different shows, at 6pm and midnight,” she tellsKYW Newsradio, “both with their own soundtrack.  So you definitely want to come down to see at least one — and, ideally, both.”

She notes that over the Delaware River they are able to use very large fireworks shells, so the display is visible for miles.

The soundtrack will be piped live onto Penn’s Landing and Wiggins Park.  At other locations, bring a radio to hear the coordinated soundtrack as it airs live on KYW Newsradio 1060.

Milkman says this is only the sixth year for the 6pm show, and that one is growing in popularity.

“We realize it has as diverse an audience as the midnight show,” she notes.  “There are plenty of people that like to come out early, celebrate early, and be somewhere else at midnight.”

And, she adds, the public celebrations being offered are also diverse, with family parties atIndependence Seaport Museum and the Blue Cross Riverrink Winterfest, or across the river in Camden at the Adventure Aquarium or on board the Battleship New Jersey.