NOVEMBER 8-10 2019


1.      Participants should provide their own appropriate work clothing and personal safety equipment.  Personal safety equipment includes long pants, long sleeve shirts (natural fibers are preferred), closed toe shoes, flashlight, and gloves.  Due to potential hazard with rotating machinery, rings, necklaces, wrist watches, wrists bands or loose fitting clothing should NOT be worn.  Long hair should be worn tight. Machinery is hot- gloves are necessary.

2.      The engineroom is not a high noise environment, however some individuals choose to use personnel hearing protection.

3.      Deck machinery steaming operations will be conducted rain or shine. Please dress accordingly.

4.      Meals to be provided are:

·         Continental breakfast (2) (Saturday and Sunday)

·         Buffet lunch (3) (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)

·         Welcome aboard pizza party on Friday. 

·         Dinner aboard Saturday.

·         Please advise us of special dietary needs.

5.      Text: US Maritime Service Training Manual-Engineering Branch, Babcock &Wilcox boiler operating manual (copies will be provided electronically in advance).

6.      Taking photographs of your experience is encouraged, however the emphasis of the operating sessions is on each guest experiencing and operating the steam machinery.

7.      Included in the course is a one year membership in Project Liberty Ship, which requires agreement to the governing rules of the organization. Membership benefits include varied volunteer opportunities such as being part of the crew when underway and repair/restoration projects when the ship is pierside.  Completion of the steam school does not in itself qualify the student for any specific position/assignment on board the SS John W. Brown.

8.      The steam school is NOT associated with any USCG licensing, or credentialing, or any other licensing/regulating authority.  Additional training is available to Project Liberty Ship members which is accepted by the U.S. Coast Guard for mariner credentials.  Assistance and guidance are available to members to assist the individual mariner in obtaining USCG credentials. Project Liberty Ship crew members are encouraged to obtain but are not required to have USCG credentials.

The SS John W. Brown is certified to operate by the United States Coast Guard. As such, it is required to have a security plan. All participants must provide a photo-ID upon boarding.

If you need to Cancel
100% Refund if you cancel by October 12, 2019
90% Refund after October 12, if we can fill your reservation
60% Refund if we cannot fill your reservation

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