Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Anchors Away

The Independence Seaport Museum is spread out on the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania waterfront at Penn's Landing and you have to see it all. The building, ship and submarine. It's the only way to get the full effect.

Inside the building you learn amazing maritime history from shipbuilding to navigation. Wonderful figureheads and an interactive ship construction area. Once you are armed with nautical knowledge you must visit the 1892 ship Olympia and WWII Submarine Becuna. One of the highlights here is the Submarine veterans who work there and share real life adventures with the guests! I can't imagine living on a submarine for months at a time given the cramped quarters. All seafaring fans will enjoy this authentic attraction and a chance to step back in time.

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