Philadelphia

Philadelphia has a lot of history and was the site of the first constitutional convention prior to the start of the revolutionary war. Benjamin Franklin is buried here as well.

We did a lot of walking round the old city with its squares and streets made of ship’s ballast stones.

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Cape May

We next steamed down the length of Delaware Bay, passing Fort Delaware on the way.

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Arriving from the north the best way to Cape May is via the canal to the port itself, not very long but cuts a lot of steaming out.

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Cape May is said to be the oldest seaside resort town in the US. It was an attractive, quiet town with friendly citizens and some lovely old holiday villas.

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