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was onboard again today for another day of brass polishing. The
weather was great, and the highlight of the day was a visit from the
Tiger Marching Band from Richard M. Teitelman Junior High School in Cape
May, NJ! For those of us on the Brass Team it was an extra special
treat because the Band Leader is one of our own! The band
performed a number of songs including Victory at Sea, which sounded
spectacular! Bravo Zulu to the entire band and their tireless band leader, Nan! Great to see that all your persistence
finally paid off, hope to see ya'll back onboard again real soon!
In addition to watching the band I did manage to get some work done
too. We had a good turnout on the Brass Team and managed to get a
lot done today. Most of the crew worked up on the O5 level
polishing the periscopes on top of Main Fire Control. I picked up
where I left off last fall, back polishing portholes again. Last
Summer I polished and lacquered all 48 portholes on the Main Deck, and
they are still holding up quite well. Today I started on the O1
level, and polished and lacquered 5 portholes on the Starboard side next
to Mount 55. A quick inventory revealed that there are 29
portholes on the O1 level, I should be able to knock them out in a
couple of months. I for one am glad that the cold weather is
behind us and we can once again get back above decks and work outside
for a change! In the last several months we've had a number of new
volunteers join our ranks, and that's great! If you are interested
in joining the Crew, click Here for
more information. Below are some photos from today's visit, my
next day onboard will be May 22nd, hope to see you then!
Tiger Marching Band arriving on the pier.
Marching Band framed between the 5" guns of Mount 51.
formation before boarding the ship.
off into columns to come aboard.
on the Fantail - Photo #1.
on the Fantail - Photo #2.
on the Fantail - Photo #3.
on the Fantail - Photo #4.
on the Fantail - Photo #5.
Team member and mild mannered Band Leader, Great Job Nan!
Bravo Zulu to the entire band and
their leader, hope ya'll enjoyed your visit.
Bruce, watch out for that rotating river radar, how
many times did you manage to bump
your head on it??
Team on top of Main Fire Control polishing the 4 periscopes that allow
those below to see what's happening outside when everything is buttoned
of the Brass Team in action, great day to be working outside!
Fire Control on O5. Note the new signage showing visitors where
they are and presenting information about the surrounding area.
signs were added to help visitors who choose the new self-guided tours.
They are easy to read, informative and enhance the visitors experience.
outside Mount 55 that were polished and lacquered today.
The large box in the center of the photo is a newly added video kiosk
that shows visitors a short video presentation about the ships 5"
These video kiosks can be found at several stops along the tour route.
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