US Coast Guard Cutter LILAC
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pusey & Jones, 1933

The US Coast Guard Cutter LILAC is America's only surviving steam-powered lighthouse tender. She carried supplies to lighthouses and maintained buoys on the Delaware River from 1933 to 1972. The ship's original steam engines are under restoration with the goal to offer future steam excursions.

Saturday & Sunday Tour Info: Tours will be ongoing throughout both days. Knowledgeable guides will discuss the steam engines and the ship's communications and navigations systems as well as what working life on board was like for the crew.

For Kids: Kids can get knot-tying lessons from a sailor!

Access Notes: Flat shoes suitable for climbing ladders are recommended. Access for people with disabilities is very limited.

Since the first OHNY Weekend in 2003, this site is one of almost 50 have participated for 10 or more years. When you visit, please thank them for championing an open city! To see a full list of 15th Anniversary sites, click here.


Image credit: Milo Hess