PENN’S LANDING | TALL SHIP FESTIVAL
SUNDAY EVENING. Taking place on the fan tail of the USS Olympia in celebration of the Tall Ships in Philadelphia Ted Miller and Lyn Wiesinger and the Staff of A la Maison (Ardmore, PA) had a great tasting party, A French Hospitality Table, “et Des aliments en ete” (Summer Food) aboard the USS Olympia for friends and family.
The USS Olympia is the world’s oldest floating steel warship and the sole surviving naval ship of the Spanish-American War.
“Olympia served as Admiral Dewey’s flagship at the Battle of Manila Bay, which marked the U.S.’s emergence as a world naval power. Olympia’s last official naval mission was to carry the body of the Unknown Soldier from France to the United States in 1921.
In addition to being a National Historic Landmark, Olympia is also a National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark, on the National Register of Historic Places, and part of the Save America’s Treasures program (Philadelphia Seaport)”.
With the Fireworks barge about 200 feet away guests had a front row view of the fireworks lighting the sky and silhouetting L’Hermione in a myriad of spectacular colors.
In 1780 the L’Hermione brought General LaFayette and French troops to Philadelphia to support General Washington in the Revolutionary War.
FOR A VIEW OF SOME THE IMAGES from this event please select this link or the “Jun 28, 2015 Tall Ships Party aboard the USS Olympia” album in the right corner.