Ship Via Philadelphia


Use a miniature crane to unload cargo from a container ship and explore commerce and trade from the early 19th-century through the present. A touch-screen computer brings information on trade and waterfront development to your fingertips. Hear merchants' and longshoremen's stories of how developments in ship technology and cargo handling have changed the nature of dock work and view a high-speed video that tracks shipyard activities from sunrise to sunset in just 3 minutes.