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Here are a few photos of my tour of the ns Savannah in March, 2009.  Thanks to Mr. Kohler for making this tour possible.

“Savannah” was the name suggested by the famous ocean-liner historian Frank Braynard after the first steam ship to cross the Atlantic.  Her designer, George Sharp, was given the mandate of making her look sleek and clean.  They succeeded admirably as Savannah has great lines.  She was part of the “Atoms for Peace” program.  The idea was to prove to the world that nuclear power had uses other than bombs.  Laid up since 1972, she was an interesting experiment in commercial nuclear propulsion.  Part cargo ship and part passenger liner, her interiors are vintage 1960’s American.  This was my second tour of the ship.  I toured her once at Patriot’s Point in South Carolina as a 10 year old back in the 1980’s.  I have fond memories of running all over the ship back then.

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