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Project Liberty Ship: S.S. John W. Brown

Project Liberty Ship: S.S. John W. Brown
Project Liberty Ship: S.S. John W. Brown
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Business Name: Project Liberty Ship: S.S. John W. Brown
Business Genre: Northeast, Historical Attractions, Rail & Sail
 

 
Baltimore, Maryland
 

 
Visitors step back into 1944 when they step on board this living memorial museum. Built at Bethlehem Steel's Fairfield Shipyard in Baltimore, this amazing ship has had four lives and recently celebrated her 76th Birthday – pretty good for a ship built to last for one trip or five years, however long it could survive. Today, the John W. Brown is one of only two 2710 Liberties that remain operational.
Onboard museums tell the ship's story. In the Brown’s first life, the ship made 13 voyages and participated in the invasion of Southern France. In her second, she served as a maritime training high school (the only one of its kind in the country) in New York Harbor; in her third, a derelict and roost for hundreds of pigeons; in her most recent life, a museum owned and operated by Project Liberty Ship (PLS), a non profit, all volunteer organization that maintains the ship as a memorial to the men and women who built them, the Merchant Mariners who sailed them, and the Navy Armed Guard who defended them. The museum is also proud to serve as a tool to teach younger generations about history, geography, science, engineering, and most important of all, that amazing things can be accomplished by teamwork, dedication and old-fashioned hard work.
Passengers tour the ship from stem to stern and are encouraged to take photos at all areas – the troop berths, mess rooms, ship's wheel, and guns. Ham radio operators enjoy the 1940's radio room. The three-story, 135-ton triple expansion reciprocating steam engine is beyond description and no one has accepted the offer of an operation in the hospital with its "modern (1940's) state of the art equipment." 
Groups taking the six-hour Living History Cruise witness the Brown in full operation, including the engineering spaces, with wartime entertainment, authentic historical reenactments and an air show featuring World War II aircraft (weather permitting). 2019’s cruises are scheduled for Saturdays June 15 and September 7 (tickets available starting December 1st 2018). Discounted prices available for groups of 20 or more. Tour director or bus driver cruise free with groups of 40 or more.
Ship tours conducted on Wednesdays & Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and a 15% discount is offered to groups. Additional cruises and special events offered throughout the year. For more information, visit ssjohnwbrown.org or call (410) 558-0646. Be sure to mention Bus Tours Magazine.
 

 
Business Website Address: http://www.ssjohnwbrown.org
Business Phone Number: (410) 558-0646
Business Genre: Northeast, Historical Attractions, Rail & Sail

http://www.ssjohnwbrown.org
(410) 558-0646
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