San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Good Morning, Vietnam Veterans Cruise
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Last weekend the Board of Directors of the National Liberty Ship Memorial voted to cancel the July 16 cruise for sluggish ticket sales.
It’s never easy cancelling a cruise and losing a year’s worth of hard work, but the decision was necessary.
For those that have bought tickets, the NLSM office will either issue a full refund or offer a ticket on the ship’s August 21 cruise. Details of the August cruise are being posted on the NLSM website and a poster will be out shortly. This new cruise will feature the wines of 10 California wineries and is also marketed to the members of each wineries’ wine clubs.
The new cruise will begin at noon and end at four pm. It’s a leisurely day on the Bay for wine tasting and good food. The expected route is out under the Golden Gate Bridge to the Marin headlands, past the city waterfront; see if our whistle can wake up any echoes at the San Francisco Giants’ ballpark. Then hopefully up to the Oakland Estuary to visit the USS Hornet, then back to port. We’ll have narration of hidden sites as we go and lots of music.
When & Where
SS JEREMIAH O'BRIEN
Launched on June 19, 1943, the SS Jeremiah O'Brien is distinguished as being America's last unaltered Liberty Ship. A 441-foot veteran of the Normandy invasion, fully restored and maintained in her original condition, she is as functional today as when she served as a key component of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Bridge of Ships" in WWII. The ship is a National Historic Landmark. She and her triple expansion reciprocating steam engine are a National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark.