Dragon Boat Race 2014

Dragon Boat Race 2014

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A dragon boat team consists of 20 paddlers sitting two abreast, plus a Cox who steers the dragon boat from the rear and a drummer who sits at the front. The team of paddlers work in unison to propel the boat forwards from a standing start, the aim being to reach the finish line in the fastest time. Generally a race consists of between 4 and 6 boats. They usually have brightly decorated designs that range anywhere from 40 to 100 feet in length, with the front end shaped like open-mouthed dragons, and the back end with a scaly tail. Boat were traditionally made in the Pearl River Delta region of China\’s southern Guangdong Province out of teak wood to various designs and sizes.

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Moshulu Floating Restaurant in the Delaware River, Philadelphia

Moshulu Floating Restaurant in the Delaware River, Philadelphia

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Moshulu, originally named Kurt after Dr. Kurt Siemers, is a four-masted steel barque built by William Hamilton on the River Clyde in Scotland in 1904, and currently a floating restaurant docked in Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia. The interior is in the design of a luxury liner, which was done in a remodel in 1994, after a fire damaged it in 1989. The menu of a posh restaurant is inside this 100-year old ship is not by any means extensive. You will be able to enjoy fresh salads, wraps and meat entrees during the lunch hours for around $10-$30. This restaurant reminds people in Philadelphia that they are a port city.

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Fascinating Ships in a Bottle

Fascinating Ships in a Bottle

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The ship is usually larger than the opening. So, You need little tricks, patience and skill to insert it in the bottle. The best way to build ship in a bottle is build all parts of ship like masts, spars, hull and sails separately outside the bottle, then insert it in and attach to the hull of the ship with specialized long-handled tools.

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