Save the Date
april 21, 2018
Everything takes place aboard The Moshulu!
401 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Wheelhouse Deck of The Moshulu
Cocktail hour & reception
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Mid Deck of The Moshulu
Our block of rooms are reserved at the Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel and the Hilton Hotel at Penn's Landing. Reserve online using the Book Online buttons below or call and ask for the Shafer/Ciambriello Wedding to receive the wedding group rate.
Please reserve rooms by March 23, 2018 to ensure availability at the special rate.
sheraton philadelphia Society hill hotel
1 Dock Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
hilton hotel at Penn's landing
201 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Philadelphia International Airport
8000 Essington Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19153
Amtrak 30th Street Station
2955 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Parking on the waterfront is owned and operated by Penn's Landing, who charges $17 per vehicle in the adjacent lot to the Moshulu. Additional self-parking is available across Columbus Blvd. There is also metered parking along Columbus Blvd. for $1 an hour. Click here for parking map and further information.
What to do in Philly
We hope you will have some time to explore and enjoy Philly!
The Barnes foundation
Take in some incredible art and architecture.
reading terminal market
Enjoy one of America's oldest and largest public markets.
The Moshulu is the oldest and largest square rigged sailing vessel, called a barque, made of steel and wood, that is still afloat. She was built in Scotland on the River Clyde and put to sea on April 18, 1904. Her original name was Kurt, after the owner of the German ship building company that constructed her. She is 396’ in length, 47’ in breadth and her 34 sails used to compose of 45,000 square feet of cloth. She has carried all kinds of cargo literally all over the world, won races, with her highest recorded speed of 15,000 miles in 91 days at an average of 16 knots.
Her story includes her work being interrupted by WWI and being seized as an asset of war. It was at this time that the ship was renamed Moshulu, by President Woodrow Wilson’s wife, in honor of the Seneca Indian tribe and language. The name means “one who fears nothing.” The ship’s life continued with carrying cargoes around the world until WWII when she was confiscated in Norway by the Germans. She was demasted and had two difficult decades of use as a floating warehouse.
Ultimately in the 1960’s she had persevered and was purchased, restored and found her way to Philadelphia. Finally here she survived a fire and again was painstakingly restored and has now thrived at her current location with her current owners as a AAA 4 Diamond rated restaurant. Indeed-a ship who fears nothing!
Enjoy Eric Newby’s novels about The Moshulu: “The Last Grain Race” and “Learning the Ropes: An Apprentice on the Last of the Windjammers.”