The Nuclear Ship Savannah was opened on Sunday to the public, just in time to celebrate the notable holiday developed by Congress back in 1993, National Maritime Day, which is always celebrated on May 22.
The vessel, designed by George G. Sharp Inc., has been docked at Pier 13 and utilized as a museum since 2008. The Green port of Baltimore, Baltimore Museum of Industry, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, along with other organizations set up tables for families to browse. The Baltimore Fire Department, Baltimore Police Department and Maryland State Police docked boats nearby.
The 1950s nuclear-powered cargo ship is one of only four ever manufactured.The outside of the ship is adorned with an atomic symbol. The mid-century modern style interior with a nuclear reactor compartment captures the attention of every visitor.
Nearly 300 people were in attendance at the Maritime Day celebration, which is slightly more than last year, when unfavorable weather conditions kept people at bay.
Patrons got the opportunity to view a 3D model of the ship created by Nelson Petteys, who also developed a 1/96th scale model at the event.