Sunday, May 24, 2009

Lilac - a little noticed steamer turns 76

Bowsprite has posted new work. My favorite is Lilac, seen here. A one-time Coast Guard lighthouse tender, it is docked at Pier 40 near Houston Street. Tugster has gotten down below and taken shots of the engine room today and has links to historic shots like the one below. It shows the engine room in the ship's glory days when it was the USCG vessel Oak.

And here is the link to the Lilac Preservation Project. You can visit it, support it, etc.