‘Ghost Ship’ docked on Delaware River to teach Philadelphians about river’s history

A 90-foot-tall holographic ghost ship that will arrive on the Delaware River next week is really an art installation aimed at teaching Philadelphians about the river’s history.

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The "Ghost Ship" exhibit is a "three-dimensional light and water-based" holograph of an 18th-century vessel projected under the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, according to WCAU-TV.

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation announced the upcoming exhibit, created by the Romania-based Biangle Studio, and said it's a means of helping Philadelphians explore the importance of the waterway and learn about the "nuanced and complex history of the Delaware River in the 1700s," WCAU reported.

The display, which includes self-guided audio tours, will also include the history of the slave trade on the river.

It opens Oct. 4 and runs through Nov. 3.

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