The fate of the "Brown" is very uncertain, however. It does not have a permanent place to dock and needs to go in for full dry docking by 2019 or it will no longer be allowed to sail; it will die. If the public knew how much blood, sweat and toil have gone in to maintaining this vessel whose financial treasury is almost non-existent, there might be timely aid from public and private sources to save the ship. But there is no money to conduct a PR campaign. It is sincerely hoped that the public, government and private sector can contribute as many resources as possible to keep this remarkable vessel alive for future generations and help it to maintain its role as a goodwill ambassador for Baltimore, Maryland, and the United State. The "Brown" is in significant peril if Baltimore forgets its special child which not only is part of history but which, for many decades, has played a special role in making sure that history is not forgotten.