Saturday, May 27, 2017

Maritime Day Celebration Begins!

Tours have begun for our free preview day in celebration of National Maritime Day!  Bring your friends and family down to the LST 325 for a free, 20 minute preview tour, courtesy of the Propeller Club of Evansville!  Tours will be running continuously throughout the day, and the last tour will run begin PROMPTLY at 1500 (3 PM).

In the mean time, check out a few pictures from the opening ceremony:

Friday, May 19, 2017

Work Week Roundup!

Spring Work Week has come and gone!  Thanks once again to our Engineering and Deck crews for their hard work and their accomplishments on board.  And of course, a big thanks to our Galley Crew for keeping everyone feed!
Over the past two weeks, pistons have been replaced, decks have been repainted, and loose hatches have been tightened!  A lot has been done, and so here is a nice selection of shots detailing some of the action of Spring Work Week!  For more pictures and media, check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

FREE DAY MAY 27TH! 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Evansville Propeller Club in honor of Maritime Day

The Evansville Propeller Club is sponsoring our annual day of FREE TOURS May 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in honor of Maritime Day.  Click here to learn about Maritime Day and it's significance.  Come on down and walk the decks of history!  These are 20 minute preview tours to accommodate as many visitors as possible.  

Photo by Ken Heron in Cape Girardeau 2016

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Gearing up for Spring Work Weeks!

We're getting ready for our Spring Work Weeks.  Every year during the spring we invite our members to sign up to live and work aboard ship.  We are able to tackle large projects when we have so many volunteers on board ship.  We are focus on training volunteers to become crew of the ship for our ShrinersFest and Fall cruises. 

We have an Engineering Week dedicated to the Main Engines, Generators, Electrical, and Plumbing projects.  

Then we have our Deck Week dedicated to the maintenance and preservation of the ship.  

Contact the office at 812-435-8678 or by email for more information on how to volunteer or to sign up!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Weapon Hunter shot an episode aboard ship last year and are airing it this Sunday!  Check it out on the Smithsonian Channel!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Happy 16 Year Anniversary!

16 years ago a ship of 29 men arrived in Mobile Alabama after 2 months of sailing the Atlantic Ocean after overcoming all odds. Look at how far we've come from Mobile Alabama 2001 to the 2016 Cruise to Cape Girardeau and Vicksburg! We will continue to improve and preserve this great piece of World History! Thank you to our Gold Crew Members for making it happen and doing the impossible! Happy Anniversary!

Just this last fall in Vicksburg!  The ship looks like new and is running better than ever!  We look forward to sharing and teaching the history of these amazing ships and the men and women who built and served on them.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Thank you to all of our Service Men and Women who have given and sacrificed for our country!  Thank you to Browning Funeral Home for sponsoring our FREE Veteran's Day Breakfast for all local veterans and their families!  The breakfast starts at 7:00 a.m. every year and ends at 10:00 a.m. or until the food runs out.

Brian Jewel from Browning Funeral Home on the left taking a picture of the students that are volunteering to serve and help the veterans during our annual breakfast.

Jack Stephenson and John Lindholm waving as we ready for the veterans.

Owen Chapman, Steve Gentz, and Brian Sheetz are working hard to provide a delicious breakfast this morning for more than 600 veterans.

The student volunteers are served before we open the doors at 7:00 a.m. Full bellies for a full day's work.

Browning Funeral Home sponsors the Veteran's Day Breakfast every year!  Thank you Browning Funeral Home.

Thank you to all of our Active Duty Military who are currently giving for our country!

Vernon Barnett leads the first veterans aboard ship.