Join Events Online

The Dorchester Chamber of Commerce often has event postings that you can join and register for online! If you do not already have an online account with us and would like to become a subscriber, please register by clicking on the Subscribe to Register button below. Once you have subscribed, you will have the ability to login to your account and join events.

(Existing members are not required to subscribe. Please log in to your existing account.)

Location is undefined
Starts: August 08th, 2018 10:00 AM
Ends: August 08th, 2018 3:00 PM
Governors Hall at Sailwinds Park
200 Byrn Street
Cambridge, Maryland
United States
The S.S. John W. Brown, one of only two remaining and operational World War II liberty ships, will dock at the port of Cambridge, Maryland, near Governor’s Hall from August 4-12. The ship will arrive with a few hundred visitors from its day cruise, originating in Baltimore, and will remain open to the public the rest of the week from 10am until 4pm.

The ship is expected to arrive in Cambridge waters around 5:30pm on Aug. 4. The City of Cambridge suggests watching the arrival from Long Wharf Park (near High and Water Streets in Cambridge). The ship needs to disembark passengers at the new wharf next to Governor’s Hall at Sailwinds Park, so Long Wharf Park should offer a good vantage point to watch the arrival and docking.

Public tours begin August 5 at 10am, when the crew will showcase the 76-year old, 140-ton triple expansion steam engine that powers the ship. Throughout the week, tours will also feature a museum space, crew quarters, the Bridge, mess rooms, troop berthing and much more. Children 12 and under are free, and a suggested donation of $10 is asked for adults.

The tour schedule for the entire week is as follows:

  • August 5: 10am-4pm
  • August 6: 1-4pm; 6-8:30pm
  • August 7: 1-4pm; 6-8pm.
  • August 8: 10am-3pm
  • August 9: 10am-3pm
  • August 10: 1-4pm; 6-8:30pm
  • August 11: noon-7:30pm

The ship is more than 441 feet long and weighs more than 7,100 tons. It was originally launched in 1942. Despite her grey paint and many guns, she is not a warship but rather a merchant ship. A Liberty ship can carry almost 9,000 tons of cargo, about the same as 300 railroad boxcars. Liberty ships carried every conceivable cargo during the war – from beans to bullets.

During the evening, the Calhoon Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association (MEBA) Training School, will host re-certification classes for marine engineers from across the East Coast.

Its visit will coincide with the 39th Annual Seafood Feast-I-Val, which will be held at Governor’s Hall on August 11 from 1-6pm.

Governor’s Hall at Sailwinds Park is located at 200 Byrn Street, Cambridge, MD 21613.

For more information about the S.S. John W. Brown or its day cruises, visit

More Local Events
in 57 days Starts: Mon, October 15 2018 at 8:29 AM
Monday, October 15, 2018 Chesapeake College Golf Tournament for Athletic Scholarships 8:30 am – 4:00 pm River Marsh Golf Club at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort 100 Heron Blvd. at Route 50, Cambridge, MD,  21613 Join us on Monday, October 15th at River Marsh Golf Club—part of the Hyatt …
River Marsh Golf Club, Cambridge, United States
in 4 days Starts: Wed, August 22 2018 at 5:30 PM
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 Young Professionals Monthly Meeting 5:30-7 p.m.: The Wine Bar, 414 Race Street, Cambridge Please RSVP to 410-228-3575,, and/or on Facebook
The Wine Bar, Cambridge, United States
in 4 days Starts: Wed, August 22 2018 at 3:00 PM
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 Neighborhood Revitalization Resource Fair & Block Party 3-7 p.m.: Waugh Chapel United Methodist Church, 425 High Street, Cambridge, MD Habitat for Humanity Choptank will host a Community Resource Fair and Block Party on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. This free event wi…
Waugh Chapel United Methodist Church, Cambridge, United States
in 8 hours Starts: Sun, August 19 2018 at 7:31 AM
Sunday, August 19, 2018 Yoga at the Sail (Land) 7:30-8:30 a.m.: Sailwinds Park Visitor Center, 2 Rose Hill Place, Cambridge, MD
Sailwinds Park East, Cambridge, United States
Facebook Comments
Order by: 
Per page: 
  • There are no comments yet

                Diamond Sponsors


Back to Top