The Doghouse is the little building on the apron of the pier where the visitors stop to buy tickets before they visit the ship. Most days there are two or three people hanging around drinking coffee and helping the visitors. These seem to be the friendliest people on the wharf and they always have answers for the visitors, or perhaps they just make up answers. Never-the-less the visitors seem to be satisfied.
Editor’s Note: A stop at the Doghouse is the first thing the visitors to the ship do before going on board. Here they may purchase tickets and get a copy of the informative brochure describing the features of the ship. The crew members who staff the Doghouse must be on the job everyday the ship is open for visitors, and the funds raised from visitor tickets is a very important source of revenue to the ship. The SS Jeremiah O’Brien is only able to stay afloat and active thanks to ticket revenues and contributions. For more information about the SS Jeremiah O’Brien please visit the web site at ssjeremiahobrien.org or better yet, visit the ship and talk to the friendly Doghouse Gang.