Exhibit Opening Party

Aboard the steam-powered, Lighthouse Tender Lilac

May 25 / 6:00PM At Pier 25 In Tribeca

Exhibit opening party on Thursday, May 25
Opening reception with cash bar (21+ only): 6 to 9pm
Dave White of New York Sea Grant will reflect on "The Future of Our Maritime Heritage" at 7pm

New York Sea Grant's Shipwrecks of New York's 'Great' Lakes makes its New York City debut and will remain at Lilac through July 4 before making a return appearance at the New York State Fair. This exhibit celebrates the work of marine archeologists and highlights wrecks in upstate lakes, not only Lakes Erie and Ontario but  Lake George, Lake Champlain and others.

It will be accompanied at Lilac by The Hidden Hulks of New York Harbor curated by Mary Habstritt with contributions from Norman Brouwer, Joan H. Geismar, Elizabeth Meade, Lynn Rakos, Margaret Stocker, and Gerald Weinstein.  This new exhibit looks at how and why local archeologists and historians study the abandoned hulks of the harbor and features some of the well-known ship graveyards and hulls found along our shorelines including those found underground at the World Trade Center site.  We'll also be screening the documentary "Graves of Arthur Kill" in the crew mess. 

The Lilac Preservation Project