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Taking the shuttle to the Philly historic center...


Preparation, gathering together and catch-up calls are in order.


John and Susan getting ready.


Jim and Glenda already are.


Shorty came by train?


Faced by two magnificent bronze statures....


And the match.


And they flank....


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Liberty hall is under tower repair... fairly frequent occurrence.


Barb in front of Liberty hall.


Liberty hall head on.


A bit of description.


Some artifacts from the time.


Even some souvenirs from another era.


And her magesty.


With better contrast and framing.


Even with scaffolding, the Hall is a beauty.


Maureen, Glenda, Jim, John, Susan, Al and Kris with Mike.


A recreationist gives a bit of the history.


Glenda and Jim in a proud moment.


Shorty in a proud moment.


Mark in a proud moment.


Peggy and Muk in a proud moment.


Muk alone for his private moment.


Tory and Ben in a proud moment.


An alternative way to bounce around.


More parts to the story.


A more refined way to see the sights.


Inside Liberty Hall.


I wonder if the clay pipes are still on the bench like in '72??.


Included in the area was a current Justice picture.


Outside, Jim, Glenda and Susan map a route.


A museum?


Needing one more fare.


Even the Robins had to grab a moment to clean up.


Quite a skyline.


On the Penn's Landing.


Tall ships are always a good draw.


And there's always the real "working boats".


Some real fine masonry for a great bridge.


Before we board...


Before steam and diesel, there was always the methods to employ elbow grease.


Across the way was the South Jersy Port.


With the Battleship USS New Jersey, BB-62.


"The Recycler" slid up to show herself off.


And the Corps of Engineers weren't to be outdone.


Inside the museum presents this fine replica.


And speaking of replicas, there were some fine ones.
A fine example of a dredger.


The Thomas Howard, Pilot Boat #1.


The guppy submergeable, probably not the first one for Al.


Star-I


Engine Bell, and various gauges of the time.


Even steam has to be converted to muscle.


The commercial yards were pressed into Navy service during the war.


W.W.I troops ships were even built here on the Delaware.


A model of Villeroi's 1859 salvage sub.


5 of the first 15 ships commissioned by the Continental Congress were
built in Philly, Here's the 1795 Randolf..


Navy dress through the era.


Luxury of the time.


And the always needed freighters.


Simple plank on beam, sturdy, reliable and darned hard on the labor
that built them.


A typical wheel house setup.




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