On Friday, September 4th the JOHN W BROWN will shift from Pier 1 to Pier 13 down the street, in Canton. We are pleased to be part of “Warfront to Homefront, WWII in Maryland”, a group of local museums who will be celebrating the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII.
We will be open to the pubic from 12 - 5 on Friday and 10 - 5 on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday will be very special as the Engine Room crew will have our triple expansion engines working. They will fire the plant, run all the auxiliaries, all the way up to rolling the main engine. For anyone who appreciates steam power, big engines or vintage machinery this is an experience that will be remembered for a long time.
Pictures do not begin to capture the experience of being in the engine room with the engines in motion. The smell and sounds and feel of things moving and whirring is like nothing else.
This video takes you through the process.
There will be other WWII vessels, besides the BROWN and SAVANNAH, including a WWII tug.
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.