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The Lilac, a historic steamship built in 1933 for the US Lighthouse service, docks on the north side of Hudson River Park’s Pier 25. Measuring 173 feet, this 1933 lighthouse tender once carried supplies to lighthouses and maintained buoys for the U.S. Lighthouse Service and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Decommissioned in 1972, she is now owned by the non-profit Lilac Preservation Project. She is America’s only surviving steam-powered lighthouse tender. Lilac is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is eligible to become a National Historic Landmark. Admission to Lilac is free. Because space is limited, reservations are sometimes required–be sure to visit their website for up to date calendar details.

Be sure to take a leisurely walk around Pier 25 after your visit. There are beautiful views of the Statue of Liberty, One World Trade and the Colgate clock. Also nearby are restaurants to dine, both on the water and on dry land.