Thanks for your recollections and your selling job on behalf of Project Liberty Ship. We keep offering what we call Living History Cruises and people keep coming. We had our most recent cruise just two weeks ago.
Your reaction is so typical: the Armed Guard and merchant marine veterans come up the gangway and immediately they are 60 years younger, with a spring in their step and a glint in their eye. Transported, indeed. Or transformed.
If you can't come to Baltimore, you can have the same experience in San Francisco (SS JEREMIAH O'BRIEN), San Pedro, California (SS LANE VICTORY) or Tampa (SS AMERICAN VICTORY), all of which offer the same kind of cruise. See http://armed-guard.com/resources.html for links to the web site of each ship.
Ron Carlson, Webmaster