Piece of WWII history docks on Choptank River in Cambridge

If you're taking a stroll through Cambridge, you may find a little piece of history docked on the Choptank River, and you definitely can't miss it. It's one of only two World War II liberty ships left, and its made its way right to the Eastern Shore. 

The 450 foot long ship arrived on Sunday and officials are offering free tours for the public. So far, more than 1,000 people have visited the historic ship. Crew members tell us despite her grey paint and many guns, the liberty ship wasn't a warship but rather a merchant ship that played a key role in the war.

"Oh the people are enjoying it tremendously, There's only two that are still operational left in the world and there's one that's a station in a museum in Greece. They're a monument to the technology and the industry of the United States that helped us win WWII," said Captain Richard Bauman.

If you haven't had time to see the ship just yet, you've still got some time. The liberty ship will be docked at the port of Cambridge until Saturday. Tours are free, but there is a suggested $10 donation for adults.

For more information on available tour times, click here.
 

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