Philadelphia’s landmark restaurant on Penn’s Landing offers a unique dining experience aboard the world’s largest Tall Ship. With incredible views and some of the city’s most acclaimed selections, the Moshulu offers to its guests one of the most spectacular dining experiences in Philadelphia.
The “legendary” Moshulu is indeed the world’s oldest and largest square-rigged sailing vessel still afloat. She is, in fact, the one and only restaurant venue on a Tall Ship today in the World. Built by William Hamilton & Co., Port of Glasgow, Scotland in 1904 for the G.J.H Siemers Co. of Hamburg, Germany as the four-masted barque Kurt. This “state-of-the-art” sailing ship was the finest and latest of man’s achievement in the world’s shipbuilding industry for the construction of bulk or packaged cargo sailing ships.
With her impressive dimensions of 359 ft. in length (on deck), 47 ft. in breadth and of 3,116 gross tons, the Moshulu ex Kurt began her colorful career carrying coal to Chilean ports (via Cape Horn) and returning to Hamburg with some 5,000 long tons of nitrate followed by several voyages laden with coke and patent fuel to Santa Rosalia, Baha California, again returning with a full cargo of nitrate. With 34 sails equaling 45,000 sq. ft., the Moshulu’s route to Australia took her around Cape Horn a remarkable 54 times without incident, with a crew compliment of 35 men maximum.