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The Liberty Ship S.S. JOHN W. BROWN, the only surviving troopship from World War II, faces an imminent deadline due to the expiration of its pier lease and may have to leave its homeport in Baltimore, Maryland. Project Libertyship brought this ship back to Baltimore (where she was built), restored and maintained her over the last 30+ years. The primary mission of Project Liberty Ship is to educate people of all ages about the vital role of the wartime American Merchant Marine, Naval Armed Guard and shipbuilders, three largely unheralded groups that were instrumental in the Allied victory in World War II, as well as to world-wide sealift operations during all past and current conflicts by presenting living history aboard an authentically restored Liberty Ship. The aim of the organization is to honor the legacy of all American veterans.We’ve been looking for a berth for years without success. Starting January 1st we will have to pay to stay at our current pier. We need to find a berth that has deep water, is accessible to the public, and which allows us to be open to the public. We need assistance from politicians to help keep this educational, historic gem in Baltimore. We’ve had advocacy from politicians in the past. The late Helen Bentley along with many others helped Project Liberty Ship bring SS JOHN W BROWN back to Baltimore and now we need advocates to help KEEP her here. Thanks for helping us.