- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 6, 2001

The Baltimore Maritime Museum, part of the National Historic Seaport of Baltimore, consists of four National Historic Landmarks: the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Taney, the submarine USS Torsk, the Lightship Chesapeake, and the Knoll Lighthouse.The Taney is berthed at Pier 5, in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. The Torsk is located at Pier 3, adjacent to the Baltimore Aquarium. The museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Entry fees are $6 for adults, $3 for children 6-14, and there is no charge for children under 5. For further information, call 410/396-3453 or see www.baltomarinemuseum.org.Although tomorrow is the date of the official Pearl Harbor memorial ceremony, events are planned throughout the weekend. In addition to the dropping of the aerial wreath, the ceremony, and the 21-gun salute on Friday, there will be a reenactment of President Franklin Roosevelt's "Day of Infamy" speech on Saturday, and a worship service on Sunday, commemorating the sinking of the troopship USAT Dorchester, during which four chaplains aboard the torpedoed ship gave their lifejackets to others and went down with the ship. The Dorchester was the first troopship torpedoed in World War II.The John W. Brown, operated by the group known as Project Liberty Ship and maintained by volunteers, will be docked at Pier 5 throughout the weekend. Normally, the Brown is docked at Pier One, at the 2000 Block of South Clinton Street in Baltimore, and is open year-round for tours on Wednesdays and Saturdays. There is no charge for admission, but donations are welcome. During warm weather the Brown schedules day cruises into the Chesapeake Bay, complete with big-band music. On each Veterans Day, a free cruise is offered to all those who have served in the military. For further information, contact 410/661-1550 or see the Web site at www.liberty-ship.com

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