talk tomorrow, all welcome
Ships of Commerce, War, Work & Pleasure
a presentation of NYHarbor doodles by Bowsprite
aboard Nantucket Lightship WLV-612
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
6 to 7pm
Pier 6 Promenade, Brooklyn Bridge Park
take the WaterTaxi ferry or the East River Ferry from Pier 11 across the East River to Pier 1
Brooklyn Bridge Park, walk south to Pier 6,
or, take the trains to the stations shown on the map and walk west to the park and the ship.
Of great note!
“Between 1941 and 1945, Liberty Ships were constructed in 18 U.S. shipyards.
John W. Brown is one of only two Liberty Ships that survive.
“She is docked at Pier 36 on the Lower East Side (299 South St.) and is open for tours and other events ending with a six-hour living history cruise on Sept. 18.
The John W. Brown was built in Baltimore. She was named for a well-known labor leader and launched on Labor Day, 1942. Her maiden voyage was to New York City where she picked up Jeeps, trucks and ammunition to aid Russia under the Lend-Lease Act and took them to the Persian Gulf. She transported troops and cargo in support of the WWII effort until 1945…
“On both Saturdays the engines will be working at the pier as part of the tour.”
From DowntownPost. For more information: http://www.ssjohnwbrown.org
“She’s been fully restored and is beautiful. I’ve never ever ever seen
such a clean engine room.” –Schoonertrash Ros