BATTLESHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT, MON., OCT. 6, SEA OAKS COUNTRY CLUB
08/23/2914 - 10/06/2014
Sink some for the Battleship!
The annual Battleship Golf Tournament will take place Monday, Oct. 6 at Sea Oaks Country Club, Little Egg Harbor Twp., NJ.
Enjoy lunch, a cocktail reception, awards dinner, lots of prizes and golf on this beautiful course. Plus, proceeds go to the on-going restoration of our nation's most decorated battleship, now a museum and memorial on the Camden Waterfront, NJ.
The greens fee is a $175 donation. Sponsorships are available. To register, call 866-877-6262 ext. 144.
MASONS EVENT ABOARD THE BATTLESHIP
08/16/2914 - 09/04/2015
Members of Hackenburg Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge #19 held a meeting, lunch and tours recently on the Battleship. The members also posed for a photo in front of the 16-inch guns of Turret #3
BATTLESHIP'S FALL TOUR HOURS BEGIN TUESDAY, SEPT. 2
08/26/2014 - 09/29/2014
The Battleship will begin fall walk-up tour hours on Tuesday, Sept. 2. The ship will be open for tours every day through Oct. 31. However, the tour hours will begin at 9:30am with the last tour of the day departing at 3pm.
In November and December, the Battleship will open for walk-up tours on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30am to 3pm. The ship will also open for walk-up tours on special days, including:
- Thursday, Nov. 6 (NJ Teachers Conference)
- Friday, Nov. 7 (NJ Teachers Conference)
- Tuesday, Nov. 11 (Veterans' Day)
- Friday, Nov. 28 (Black Friday)
- Friday, Dec. 26 thru Wednesday, Dec. 31 (Holiday Week).
The Chowline concession stand will be open for lunch on Saturdays and Sundays only from 11:30am to 2:30pm beginning Sept. 2.
The Battleship can open any time and any day for scheduled events, overnight encampments and group tours of 20 or more guests. To schedule, call 866-877-6262 x. 144.
BATTLESHIP INSTALLS MACHINE GUN MOUNTS ON FORECASTLE
08/26/2014 - 09/14/2014
Volunteers John Grant (right) and Larry Hennessey install a machine gun mount on the forecastle (forward deck) of the Battleship. The mounts, one port and one starboard, will eventually hold machine gun rifles that guests can simulate firing.
SAMPLE CRAFT BREWS WITH MGK JOCKS ON BATTLESHIP, SAT., SEPT 6!
08/23/2014 - 09/07/2014
The 4th Annual MGK Brew Blast will take place on the fantail of the Battleship Saturday, Sept. 6 from 1pm to 5pm. Adults over 21 can sample over 50 craft beers, meet the WMGK jocks, take a tour of our nation's greatest battleship, and rock out with the MGK house band.
Tickets are $45 per adult. You can buy tickets at the Battleship's Ticket Office open every day, or call 866-877-6262, or visit www.battleshipnewjersey.org.
SOUTH JERSEY FIRM USING DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY TO DOCUMENT BIG J
08/18/2014 - 09/11/2014
On Tuesday, August 19, the South Jersey
geospatial services firm, Haag 3D Solutions, LLC, a division of Haag Engineering, Forensic Engineers & Consultants, in conjunction with precision measurement solutions company Leica Geosystems, will digitally document our nation’s largest
battleship, the Battleship New Jersey, on the Camden Waterfront, New Jersey.
The all-volunteer project is being undertaken in preparation for the September 10th meeting of the West Jersey Chapter of the New Jersey Society of Professional Land Surveyors, which will be held on the Battleship.
HDS Documentation is a combination of 3D laser scanning, high dynamic range
photography and standard survey techniques. The 3D laser scanner collects millions of individual data points, creating a 3D “point cloud.” The point clouds can be used to create highly accurate 2D and 3D representations and, when coupled with high dynamic range photography, photorealistic 3D models and virtual experiences that provide a compelling historical record.
This massive effort will require four scanning teams which will utilize Leica
ScanStation HDS laser scanners to complete the project. An additional crew has been assigned to concentrate documentation efforts on the interior of the five-story number two gun turret, which was only just recently opened to visitors as a new tour.
Portions of the number two gun turret are still difficult to access.
The results of the HDS Documentation will be used by the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial as a historical record and for ongoing maintenance and educational purposes. There is also the potential to create a virtual tour for veterans and other individuals who might be unable to tour the physical battleship.
BATTLESHIP VISITED BY SCOUTS FROM ESSEX, ENGLAND
08/15/2014 - 09/01/2014
Boy Scouts from Essex, England toured the Battleship on Thursday. The scouts were part of an exchange program with Boy Scout Troop 54, Lindenwold, and visited historical and camping sites throughout the region.
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