S.S. John W. Brown’s arrival to New York will be delayed by 2 days due to the impending storm. Please check their website for updates.

Our friends at LILAC Preservation Project sent over some very exciting news to share!

For the first time since 1994, the Liberty Ship JOHN W. BROWN will be visiting our shining harbor from 9-19 September! The ship will be berthed at the Pier 36 East River, 299 South Street at foot of Montgomery Street and will host ships tours, a history cruise and more!

The S.S. JOHN W. BROWN, one of the last operating survivors from the great fleet of over 2,700 Liberty Ships and the last operational troopship of World War II. Tour the engine room, crew quarters, bridge, messrooms, troop berthing, museum spaces and the magnificent 140-ton triple-expansion steam engine and much more!

Schedule of Events

Friday, September 9, 5:00 to 8:00 PM
Marine Society of New York Reception
$125.00 per person
RSVP by Sept 2 to Karen Laino,, 212-425-0448

Saturday, September 10 to Saturday, September 17, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Open ship. Both guided and self-guided tours available.
BOTH Saturdays are LIVE STEAM days. See the engines working at the pier as part of your tour. For group tours, contact

Sunday, September 18, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
(all aboard by 9:15, departure 10:00)
Living History Cruise
$195.00 includes lunch, military flyover and more
Reserve online

For more information see

Posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee, hat tip to our friends at the LILAC Preservation Project for sharing the news!