Adopt A Rivet
Adopt A Rivet
You can Adopt A Rivet for a $110 tax deductible donation of $110.
Liberty ships continued to be built with rivets after welding hulls had become more common. Skilled rivet teams were plentiful and welders were still learning their trade. Welding also came with problems of cracks and fractures. The riveted hulls of the Liberty Ships produced at the Fairfield shipyard did not experience any failures. The method used produced extremely strong hulls and the ships were in great demand even after the war for this reason.
The challenge to having rivet work done today is that there aren't many people who can do it. Beyond skill it takes strength and endurance. The rivet gun is heavy and most of the work is done facing upward on the bottom of the hull. A visit to the shipyard takes a great deal of coordination, and money. One way to raise funds for new rivets is to place old rivets in good homes. For a tax deductible donation you can own your own piece of history. You can read through our blog and watch a video of the riveting process being done at the Colonna shipyard.
All rivets come with a stand and a certificate of recognition featuring Brownie.
The crew of the JOHN W BROWN is an all volunteer crew. Ship work days are Wednesdays and Saturdays. All orders will be filled on those days. If you have questions or special requests please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.