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.


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.


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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