This weekend we were visited by students from the New York Harbor School as part of our work party weekend. The New York Harbor School is a public high school located on Governors Island in Brooklyn, New York and relates every aspect of six unique career curriculum in the maritime industry. https://www.newyorkharborschool.org/
The BROWN has always enjoyed their interactions with the Harbor School students .We always seem to have great youth groups who are highly motivated and have high work ethics and this group is NO exception.
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Practicing newly acquired skills in the pipe shop and throughout the ship's interior spaces.
We regularly inspect all of our life jackets. Once they reach the end of their service life they are replaced. The students swept and mopped the floor, set up the tables, and then moved the life jackets from their racks to the tables.
A long way down! Crew and students join together to carry buckets of our unused rivets from the shipyard from the main deck down all the way to #5 lower hold. The structure you see in this picture is actually the propeller shaft alley.
Cargo Operations: The crew has recently undertaken a project to restore this historic artillery piece, a Bethlehem Steel 37mm Gun. Like the BROWN, these guns were produced at Bethlehem Steel in Baltimore, and were produced between 1916-1917. This was a great opportunity for the students to see active cargo operations aboard a merchant vessel, observing from all angles including right alongside the winch operators!
The Historical Research Library:
The BROWN has, for the past 25 years, been collecting and receiving donations of historical texts, blueprints, novels, personal memoirs, training manuals, etc. Beginning last year crew have begun the first comprehensive inventory and digital catalog of all of the items in the Library and around the ship. Upon completion, this space will become a real research library for use by PLS Members. Look for followup posts on this project as time goes on!
A number of students jumped a the chance to work with our engineers on our winter maintenance projects.
The New York Harbor School was a fantastic group of kids and adults, and we were very impressed as always. The crew got a ton of work done, planning new exhibits, inventorying, and moving forward on restoration and maintenance projects. We are all excited for upcoming events this year, and can't wait to share them all with you here! Follow us on Facebook for news and events, and check back in HERE for your weekly blog updates!
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