By Kathy Chouteau
The aloha spirit will abound aboard the S.S. Red Oak Victory when the World War II Victory Ship hosts its next “Pancake Breakfast” Sun., Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its dockside home at 1337 Canal Blvd. in Richmond.
Tickets to the aloha-themed Pancake Breakfast, which typically sell out fast, are $15 for adults and $5 for children 8 and under. Breakfast service ends at 12:30 p.m. and mimosas will be mixed up for adult visitors for a small fee.
Highlights of the event will include live Hawaiian swing era music by the Alcatraz Islanders, as well as a special contest where the ship’s crew will “select a few patrons with the best (or worst?) Hawaiian aloha shirts,” per Red Oak Victory organizers. Contest winners will get to sound the ship’s whistle, which is “called a ‘whistle’ but sounds like a foghorn,” per the crew.
As always during the ship’s Pancake Breakfasts, its radio room will be open for visitors to send a radiogram to anyone in the world via its Morse code-only ship’s radio. A limited number of tickets for docent-led tours of the ship will also be available to visitors during the event; organizers suggest buying them in advance as they usually sell out early.
To learn more about the aloha-themed Pancake Breakfast or to purchase tickets, click here.