A quick post this morning to share with you an announcement from our friends @LILAC about a unique presentation to celebrate Coast Guard Day!

News Release:

LILAC: Flower of the Delaware
A Coast Guard Day Presentation

6:00 PM, Thursday, August 4, 2016
Pier 25 – West Street and N. Moore Street

Photo courtesy of LILAC Preservation Project


Have you wondered what a lighthouse tender did?  What’s involved in tending buoys?  Why do some Coast Guard cutters have black hulls?  Join us on August 4th, the 226th anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Coast Guard, to get some answers.

Beginning at 6:00 PM in the Petty Officers’ Quarters, Museum Director Mary Habstritt will present LILAC: Flower of the Delaware, a discussion of the contributions of our ship and her crews as well as our non-profit’s efforts to restore her, illustrated with vintage photos and video.

Can’t make it? You’ve got another chance. This program will be repeated at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, August 9 at the lightship Nantucket, Pier 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park. Find out more from LILAC Preservation Project.


posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee, h/t Capt Mary Habstritt, Museum Director and President of the LILAC Preservation Project