Join us for a guided tour of historic U.S. Lighthouse Tender LILAC at Pier 25 in Hudson River Park.
Learn aboard Lilac, America’s oldest and most intact Lighthouse Tender. During this tour, we’ll be joined by experts from the Lilac Preservation Project who will share more about this fascinating historic vessel.
Join us to learn Lilac’s unique history and explore the175-foot ship’s deck and its inner workings. The tour will offer a unique look into the story and mechanics of this historic vessel. Built in 1933, Lilac maintained buoys and delivered fuel and other supplies including fresh water, mail and library books to lighthouses and their keepers. The vibrant story of Lilac also includes service as a U.S. Coast Guard Cutter, armed to protect the coast during WWII, and as a dormitory for cadets at a maritime academy. Lilac was even once used as a floating real estate office! Space is limited, registration is recommended for these tours.
For more programming on the Lilac, check out their event calendar here.