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221 Edgewater Avenue Edgewater Park, NJ 08010 Phone: 609-387-9847

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The Shipman Mansion is open for tours on the first weekend of the month during April - November from 1-4 on Saturday and Sundays.  For appointments at other times, please call 856-986-7969. 

The Shipman Mansion is located at 221 Edgewater Avenue in Edgewater Park, NJ.  

2019 Events

May 8, 2019 - 7 PM  CANALS OF CENTRAL AND NORTHERN ENGLAND - MARK HALL

In years past, Delanco native Mark Hall has, through the magic of slide presentations, taken guests at the Shipman Mansion in Edgewater Park along for delightful small boat cruises on the Danube, Rhine and Havel rivers in Germany.

On May 8, Mark will change course, taking us on what he describes as a “special kind of boat (and) a special kind of boating” through central and northern England.

Our travels during this free program at 7 p.m. will employ the very extensive network of canals, some of them built 200 and more years ago, through the idyllic English countryside (and a bit of urban jungle.)

Prepare yourself to glide past wonderfully elegant cast iron bridges or under lovely old arched stone spans dating back to the era of the first canals. Imagine windswept upland moors and Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Hights, vibrant cities of the Midlands, evening visits to cozy pubs, as well as passages on aqueducts and through tunnels aboard fascinating vessels called “narrowboats,” special canal boats that ply these waters to these destinations and more.

Mark, who grew up on the banks of the Rancocas Creek, has lived for years in Germany. His photos create a vivid record of his summer excursions, although he modestly claims that, in truth, the atmosphere is inadequately captured on film.

Mark’s presentation is offered to the public by the non-profit Shipman Mansion Foundation which is engaged in restoring the mansion, home of the Red Dragon Canoe Club, at 221 Edgewater Avenue, where Mark’s program will be presented.

Doors open at the Shipman Mansion at 6 p.m. for free tours.

May 22, 2019  7:00 PM Billy Terrell at Dobbins United Methodist Church

Billy Terrell will be presenting on 'The Other Side of Rock and War" at Dobbins United Methodist Church at 330 Union Avenue, Delanco, New Jersey. 

Billy will tell the amazing story of his life during the Vietnam War and his life as a songwriter and producer and his battle to save his life, his career, his country and the orphans he left behind.  

Concert Series - Concessions available at 6 PM; Performance 7:00-8:00

June 12th - OMGB - Classic Rock

June 26th - Norman Taylor & Blue Soul - Blues

July 10th - The Rhythm Wranglers - Country

July 24th -Charlie Zahm - Folk/Sea Shanties

August 7th - Ja People - Reggae/Soul


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Photo Gallery > Shipyards along the Delaware River

Most of them have disappeared, but at one time the shipyards along the Delaware River clanged, boomed, hissed and whistled with the labor of thousands of `workers whose efforts produced commercial and naval vessels that circled the world and were victorious in far-flung engagements. Dan Cashin, a shipyard rigger (explanation to follow) with a passion for those long-lost yards, resurrects them at 7 p.m. on April 24 at the Shipman Mansion, 221 Edgewater Park in his program Shipyards of the Delaware River. The program, which is free to the public, is presented by the charitable non-profit Shipman Mansion Foundation. Dan trained and worked for 53 years at the Philadelphia Navy Yard and its successor, Aker Philly Shipyard, as a rigger. His job involved moving heavy objects during ship construction, “sort of like the guys who built the pyramids or erected Stonehenge,” he explains. His talk will be illustrated by pictures of the famous ships built in yards along the Delaware River, including the U.S. Navy’s heavy cruiser Indianapolis, sunk by Japanese torpedoes in 1945 with the loss of 880 crewmembers in the shark-infested Pacific, and the battleship New Jersey, now moored on the Camden waterfront, as well as numerous historic freighters. Dan has stories as well of the workers who punched their time cards at those long lost yards, including Wendy the Welder, the Navy’s version of Rosie the Riveter, women who went to work during World War II. Most of the female shipyard workers were welders, Dan says.