LILAC is a 1933 lighthouse tender that once carried supplies to lighthouses and maintained buoys for the U.S. Lighthouse Service and the U.S. Coast Guard. Decommissioned in 1972, USCGC LILAC is now a museum ship owned by the non-profit Lilac Preservation Project. As 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.
You can help restore steam to America's waters by volunteering, making a donation, or coming by and learning more about the ship and maritime history.
Captain Mary's Story Hour on October 25 will be at lightship NANTUCKET at 1:00 PM Spirits of the Passage: Stories of the Transatlantic Slave Trade ends October 25, 2015
The ship is open to the public from 2:00 to 7:00 PM LILAC is not open on Halloween Thanks for a great season! See you aboard again in the spring