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Friday, April 18, 2014

Historic Nuclear Ship Savannah Open for Tours May 18

[Press release from N.S. Savannah Association, Inc.]

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Historic Ship N.S. Savannah Open for Tours May 18, 2014 in Observance of Maritime Day

N.S. Savannah Association, Inc. 4/17/2014

The unique, nuclear powered ship N.S. Savannah will be opened for tours at her pier in Baltimore, Md. on Sunday, May 18, 2014 as a part of the annual commemoration of Maritime Day. During the hours of 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM, visitors will be offered a rare opportunity to view this beautiful and historic vessel.

“This day pays special tribute to the people who served as merchant mariners in service to their country as well as to the benefits that the maritime industry provides for the United States,” says Bob Moody, President of the N.S. Savannah Association Inc. and former licensed reactor operator on the ship. “We’re pleased that the Port of Baltimore hosts visitors on these occasions, and that the U.S. Maritime Administration opens the ship for the day for tours so that people can see just how unique and beautiful the ship is, inside and out.”

N.S. Savannah Association members will be on board during the weekend, providing information to visitors from a unique perspective - that of having worked on the ship. The Association serves to assist in preservation of the ship, as well as public education about the ship and its history. The ship is owned by the U.S. Maritime Administration.

Maritime Day, declared as a holiday by joint act of Congress in 1933, was set as May 22 as that is the day in 1819 on which the steamer Savannah left on the first successful transatlantic voyage by a steam-powered vessel. In honor of that pioneer, the keel of N.S. Savannah was laid on Maritime Day in 1958.

The ship is located at Canton Marine Terminal Pier 13, 4601 Newgate Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224.

Media contact:

Will Davis

Communications Director, N.S. Savannah Association
atomicpower@willdavis.org
216-544-3808

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The N.S. Savannah Association's website can be found here:  ns-savannah.org

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