Not long ago we had a blog post about adopting an actual rivet from the BROWN for fundraising purposes. Everyone who adopted rivets from our blog post was invited to pick them up this past weekend and to enjoy a special tour of the ship. Many more were sent to those who don't live close enough to pick up their rivet. Howard lead the first tour and entertained everyone with stories and information about liberty ships and WWII. Howard, can usually be seen on the Flying Bridge during our Living History Cruises. As either a pilot or Chief Mate, Howard has wonderful information and stories.
There were two groups in this tour. Boy Scout Troop 441 is sponsored by VFW Post 2462. They purchased a rivet to display in their space as a way to honor their sponsors. Liam showed everyone how to coil the line and the best technique for sending it flying.
The other group was a family. They were the second couple to be married on the JOHN W BROWN, back in 1995 and they adopted a rivet as a way to celebrate their 20th anniversary.
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.