MARCH 16 - 19

Welcome aboard S.S. JOHN W. BROWN, one of only two remaining, fully operational Liberty ships that participated in World War II. This wonderful piece of history provides an educational and historical opportunity for the public to experience 1944 all over again, without the dangers of being sunk by a submarine or a torpedo bomber!

The S.S. JOHN W. BROWN was launched at the Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard in Baltimore, Maryland, on September 7, 1942. Join us in Baltimore's Inner Harbor on March 16, 17, 18 and 19 and see this piece of local history for yourself. 

The ship is powered by a reciprocating, triple-expansion steam engine, a relic from an earlier day in maritime history. It is designed to be easy to maintain and easy to fix while underway. Once a convoy was underway there was no turning back or stopping to make repairs. There will be special guided engine room tours and machinery demonstrations throughout the three days. On the engine room tour, you will get to view the 140-ton triple -expansion steam engine. You guide will take you from the deck all the way down to the Log Desk in the Engine Room. This one hour tour is intended to provide an in-depth discussion of the boilers where the steam in generated, the triple-expansion engine, and the auxiliary engines and pumps, as well as how they all work together to propel the ship.


Daily Schedule (Subject to Change, please check back for updates)

The ship will be "OPEN FOR TOURS" 

Visit the Bridge, Messrooms, Museums, Officer quarters and much more.

Wednesday, March 16 - Friday, March 18
10 am - 4pm Open to the public

Last visitor aboard 4:00 and at 6:00 all visitors ashore.

Saturday, March 19

Open to the public in the morning
10:00 - 2:00 Open to the Public
3:00 pm - Sailing back to Canton


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