“CELEBRATING THE 75th Anniversary


These following groups are sponsoring the SS JOHN W. BROWN.

Maryland Pilots Association 

The Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association (MEBA) is the oldest and largest maritime officers' union in the United States which represents a diverse mix of engineers and deck officers, experienced and skilled in all types of commercial shipping. MEBA's expertise and proven track record of readiness, safety, and loyalty in answering America's call to action are unrivaled in the world. The members of the Marine Engineer's Beneficial Association will unceasingly fight to preserve America's fourth arm of defense - The US Merchant Marine. 

They are sponsoring the 1940's entertainers who'll be making people smile on our Living History Cruise and other events. 



KO Distilling was co-founded by college classmates and long-time friends Bill Karlson and John O’Mara in 2013.  They are both Kings Point graduates and their Battle Standard 142 Navy Strength Gin is a homage to the 142 Cadets & Midshipmen from the United States Merchant Marine Academy who lost their lives during WWII serving on Liberty Ships. The Barrel Finished and Navy Strength gin bottles feature the SS JOHN W. BROWN on the label. The Standard Strength gin features the JEREMIAH O'BRIEN on the label. Their craft distillery in Manassas, Virginia hosts guided tours and tastings as well as special dinners with spirit pairings. You can find out where to buy your own bottle here. Or you can order it online here. 


International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots - STEM Youth Supporter

The members of the International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots include the world’s best-qualified and most highly trained professional mariners.


Propeller Club of the Port of New York & New Jersey - Keep Her Sailing Contributor

Our mission is to promote the interests of the maritime and marine industries; to provide a forum for discussion; and to promote public awareness.

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