Living History cruises are the way most people get a chance to visit the BROWN, but there are so many others. We have 3-4 Living History cruises each year but we also have people that charter or utilize the ship for various functions. Just in the past three years, we were the venue for Trawler Fest University in Baltimore in 2013, the setting for Seabadge Advanced Leadership training, and this past September we were the venue for the Blue Angels Foundation during the air show held in Baltimore for Sailabration.
On a smaller scale we:
- hold weddings on the ship
- company parties
- school visits, and we are in the 2nd year of our own STEM program
- Scouts (Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Sea Scouts)...overnight visits and day trips to work on up to 13 badges
- tours (Smithsonian, historical organizations, maritime groups...)
Outside of our WWII voyages, the ship has been as far north as the mouth of the St. Lawrence River and Windsor, Ontario, and as far south as Jacksonville, Florida for port visits. We work closely with area law enforcement agencies and fire departments as a place to do practical training scenarios. We have many professional education partners in the maritime industry (MEBA and MITAGS). Sometimes ships will make visits to Baltimore and the crew will come visit a different type of ship then their own (like the SS Shirane (see picture below) or the Kalmar Nyckel and the El Galeón Andalucía. We also will periodically move from Clinton Street to either Fells Point or the Inner Harbor for specific visits and have had thousands of visitors board the ship on these short visits. Stay tuned for our summer travel plans here in Baltimore.
Project Liberty Ship, Inc is a 501(c)3 non-profit, all volunteer organization engaged in the preservation and operation of the historic ship JOHN W. BROWN as a living memorial museum. Gifts to Project Liberty Ship are tax deductible.