The Moshulu `Sails' Across the Delaware River to the Camden Waterfront

Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Camden Waterfront Marketing Bureau

    CAMDEN, N.J., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Moshulu, the world's largest
 four-masted tall ship, will cross the Delaware River to a new home along the
 Camden Waterfront after a five-year stint at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia,
 announced Cooper's Ferry Development Association, master developer of the
 Camden Waterfront.
     The future berth of the 394' four-masted barque and restaurant Moshulu
 will be Camden's Pier 1, the former RCA Pier north of the New Jersey State
 Aquarium at Market Street.  Work to prepare the pier for its new resident will
 begin this spring.
     Having a reputation as being one of the finest and most unique restaurant
 experiences in the Philadelphia area, the Moshulu provides a new dimension to
 the Camden Waterfront as the first full-service restaurant to open here.
 According to Tom Corcoran, President of Cooper's Ferry, the Moshulu is the
 first piece of an expanded development plan for the central waterfront between
 the Aquarium and Campbell's Field that will feature an abundance of
 restaurants, retail and a variety of entertainment projects.
     After a long and exciting career at sea which began in 1904, the Moshulu
 opened as a restaurant in Philadelphia in 1975.  The ship was forced to close
 after a fire in 1989, keeping her out of commission for over six years.  In
 1995, the Moshulu was fully restored for a planned berth at the RCA Pier on
 the Camden Waterfront.  Plans changed, however, and the Moshulu reopened on
 Philadelphia's Penn's Landing.
     "We are delighted that the Moshulu will soon make her home on the Camden
 Waterfront," said Corcoran.  "When plans for the Moshulu to berth here were
 scrapped in 1996, we were extremely disappointed.  But our reputation is to
 never give up on projects we believe in, and we have always believed that the
 Moshulu belongs here in Camden," added Corcoran.
     The next step for this project, according to Corcoran, is for the Projects
 Committee of the Board of the Delaware River Port Authority to consider a
 $600,000 appropriation for the preparation of the pier and installation of the
 mooring system.
     According to a spokesperson for the Moshulu, the ship is scheduled to
 arrive in Camden by early fall of this year when the company will return to
 full operations in preparation for a spring 2002 opening.
     Camden Mayor Gwen Faison expressed satisfaction with the Moshulu
 announcement.  "A restaurant of this caliber is an ideal addition to Camden's
 already bustling waterfront, and we will welcome her with open arms," said
 Mayor Faison.
     Access to the Moshulu in its future location can be gained by car with
 nearby parking, by the RiverLink Ferry, the future Aerial Tram from Penn's
 Landing in Philadelphia and the New Jersey Transit Trenton-Camden Light Rail
 Line currently under construction.  It will be within walking distance from
 downtown Camden, Rutgers University-Camden, the historic Cooper Grant
 Neighborhood and the soon-to-be converted Nipper Building apartment complex.
     The Moshulu will be open year-round offering 180 seats in the main
 restaurant and a 100-seat cocktail lounge.  Seating capacity will be extended
 onto the upper deck during warmer months, affording patrons a spectacular view
 of the Philadelphia skyline, the Ben Franklin Bridge and the Aerial Tram.
     When it opens in spring of 2002, the Moshulu will become a part of the
 emerging Camden Waterfront, featuring the New Jersey State Aquarium, Camden
 Children's Garden, the E-Centre, South Jersey Performing Arts Center, Wiggins
 Park, Campbell's Field (opening May 11, 2001), and the USS New Jersey
 Battleship Museum (opening fall 2001).
 
 

SOURCE Camden Waterfront Marketing Bureau
    CAMDEN, N.J., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Moshulu, the world's largest
 four-masted tall ship, will cross the Delaware River to a new home along the
 Camden Waterfront after a five-year stint at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia,
 announced Cooper's Ferry Development Association, master developer of the
 Camden Waterfront.
     The future berth of the 394' four-masted barque and restaurant Moshulu
 will be Camden's Pier 1, the former RCA Pier north of the New Jersey State
 Aquarium at Market Street.  Work to prepare the pier for its new resident will
 begin this spring.
     Having a reputation as being one of the finest and most unique restaurant
 experiences in the Philadelphia area, the Moshulu provides a new dimension to
 the Camden Waterfront as the first full-service restaurant to open here.
 According to Tom Corcoran, President of Cooper's Ferry, the Moshulu is the
 first piece of an expanded development plan for the central waterfront between
 the Aquarium and Campbell's Field that will feature an abundance of
 restaurants, retail and a variety of entertainment projects.
     After a long and exciting career at sea which began in 1904, the Moshulu
 opened as a restaurant in Philadelphia in 1975.  The ship was forced to close
 after a fire in 1989, keeping her out of commission for over six years.  In
 1995, the Moshulu was fully restored for a planned berth at the RCA Pier on
 the Camden Waterfront.  Plans changed, however, and the Moshulu reopened on
 Philadelphia's Penn's Landing.
     "We are delighted that the Moshulu will soon make her home on the Camden
 Waterfront," said Corcoran.  "When plans for the Moshulu to berth here were
 scrapped in 1996, we were extremely disappointed.  But our reputation is to
 never give up on projects we believe in, and we have always believed that the
 Moshulu belongs here in Camden," added Corcoran.
     The next step for this project, according to Corcoran, is for the Projects
 Committee of the Board of the Delaware River Port Authority to consider a
 $600,000 appropriation for the preparation of the pier and installation of the
 mooring system.
     According to a spokesperson for the Moshulu, the ship is scheduled to
 arrive in Camden by early fall of this year when the company will return to
 full operations in preparation for a spring 2002 opening.
     Camden Mayor Gwen Faison expressed satisfaction with the Moshulu
 announcement.  "A restaurant of this caliber is an ideal addition to Camden's
 already bustling waterfront, and we will welcome her with open arms," said
 Mayor Faison.
     Access to the Moshulu in its future location can be gained by car with
 nearby parking, by the RiverLink Ferry, the future Aerial Tram from Penn's
 Landing in Philadelphia and the New Jersey Transit Trenton-Camden Light Rail
 Line currently under construction.  It will be within walking distance from
 downtown Camden, Rutgers University-Camden, the historic Cooper Grant
 Neighborhood and the soon-to-be converted Nipper Building apartment complex.
     The Moshulu will be open year-round offering 180 seats in the main
 restaurant and a 100-seat cocktail lounge.  Seating capacity will be extended
 onto the upper deck during warmer months, affording patrons a spectacular view
 of the Philadelphia skyline, the Ben Franklin Bridge and the Aerial Tram.
     When it opens in spring of 2002, the Moshulu will become a part of the
 emerging Camden Waterfront, featuring the New Jersey State Aquarium, Camden
 Children's Garden, the E-Centre, South Jersey Performing Arts Center, Wiggins
 Park, Campbell's Field (opening May 11, 2001), and the USS New Jersey
 Battleship Museum (opening fall 2001).
 
 SOURCE  Camden Waterfront Marketing Bureau