Voyage into History – Project Liberty Ship

Fun day of R & R!

Jim Lyko, one of our long term volunteers is a member of the Project Liberty Ship and has brought a great opportunity to our attention that might be of interest to you and/or your friends and family. On September 25, 2010, the historic liberty ship, the SS John W. Brown, will be making a port visit and a “Living History Cruise” in Providence, RI. The ship is restored to its WWII state and is manned by WWII re-enactors. Enclosed is a flyer about the day and the SS John W. Brown. Please go to the following link for details and more information: about the cruise and the SS John W. Brown.

Jim has been on two of these “Living History” cruises and reports that it is just a wonderful way to spend a fun and exciting day. Several of us are planning to car pool and go on the RI cruise in September. The usual cost is $140 per person. We have managed to a get a group rate of $135 per person for a group of 20 people, or a $130 rate for a group of 40 or more. If you think you might be interested in joining us for this fun day, please respond to me with number of guests who might attend. Your response in no way obligates you to attend. At this point, I am trying to determine if there is enough interest to warrant getting the group rate. An added benefit of attending as a group is that we will receive individual attention and a guided tour, instead of a self-guided tour.
Because the ship is retrofitted to WWII condition (before ADA), please keep in mind that each person will need to be able to walk (can be with assistance) over the gangway to board the ship (38 steps). Be mindful that the ship, as a whole, is not wheel chair friendly. While portable wheelchairs are allowed on board, wheelchairs will not be able to access all decks.

Please do not hesitate to call me at (860) 832-2976 if you have any questions or suggestions.

Eileen Hurst, CCSU VHP Director

Published in: on March 18, 2010 at 1:42 am  Leave a Comment  

CCSU Veterans History Project received grant from the William and Alice Mortensen Foundation

We are happy to announce that the VHP has received a grant from the William and Alice Mortensen Foundation to be used toward interview equipment such as camcorders and other accessories.

Published in: on March 17, 2010 at 7:44 pm  Comments (2)