Independence Seaport Museum

File photo of Delaware River from Race Street Pier. (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

The Philadelphia Cup Regatta Takes Place Saturday

About 80 sailboats from three local clubs will be competing in the event that will take place Saturday on the Delaware river.

09/30/2011

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Six Groups Say They Want Ownership Of USS Olympia

Six groups vying to become custodian of an historic US naval cruiser now berthed in Philadelphia have passed the first hurdle in the takeover process.

09/12/2011

Reenactor Max Kaiserman will lead visitors through the history of the USS Olympia. (credit: KYW's Karin Phillips)

Historic Reencacment Tours Aboard USS Olympia This Weekend

This Friday through Sunday, the living history crew aboard the USS Olympia will give visitors a historical look back at life on the Spanish-American war cruiser.

09/02/2011

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Potential USS Olympia Buyers Must Submit Proposals Today

Jesse Lebovics, manager of the historic ships for the Independence Seaport Museum, says letters of intent to acquire the Spanish American war crusier are expected from at least five groups in Philadelphia, Baltimore, North Carolina and California.

09/01/2011

(Former Pennsylvania state senator Vincent Fumo, following his sentencing for corruption.   File photo)

Resentencing Ordered For Vincent Fumo, Could Portend Stiffer Sentence

The appeals court agreed with prosecutors that US District Judge Ronald Buckwalter did not explain why he sentenced the Philadelphia Democrat far below federal sentencing guidelines.

08/23/2011

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Historic USS Olympia Will Spend At Least One More Summer Docked At Penn’s Landing

The oldest steel warship still afloat is open for visitors, but showing signs of wear and tear under the water line. That, paired with a changing mission for its current caretaker, prompted the search for a new one.

04/23/2011

USS Olympia (Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Summit Seeks New Home For USS Olympia

The summit drew a TV crew from, of all places, the Ukraine, evidence of the ship’s storied past.

03/30/2011

(Photos by Hadas Kuznits, KYW Newsradio)

USCG Tall Ship Arrives In Philadelphia For 75th Anniversary Tour

The US Coast Guard cutter barque “Eagle” arrived at Penn’s Landing this morning on the first stop of its 75th-anniversary tour across the Atlantic.

03/18/2011

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Museum To Host Summit For USS Olympia Suitors

We told you yesterday that a West Coast group wants to make a bid for the USS Olympia, the nearly 120-year-old cruiser now at Penn’s Landing, and they’ll get their chance this spring.

01/20/2011

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USS Olympia Has Suitor On West Coast

The USS Olympia, berthed at Penn’s Landing, has a new suitor a continent away, but the venerable warship needs money whether it’s to stay or go.

01/19/2011

(The USS Olympia in its current berth, as seen from Camden, NJ.  File photo by KYW's John Ostapkovich)

USS Olympia Will Remain Open Following Interim Repairs

The Independence Seaport Museum, which owns Admiral George Dewey’s flagship, has announced that enough money has been raised for basic repairs for the historic war ship.

11/18/2010

Celebration at Penns Landing Saturday for Pa. Coast Day

The Delaware River along Penn’s Landing will be alive with activity on Saturday.

09/10/2010

Spanish-American Warship USS Olympia Needs Repairs

This may be the last summer the public can visit the historic warship Olympia at Penn’s Landing, as officials decide the ship’s future.

08/12/2010

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