… will be the minigolf pier, the beach volleyball pier, and the historic vessels pier. And the first of three arrived there today. Lilac, ex-WLM-227 . . .
launched at Pusey & Jones on May 26, 1933. Since her steam plant must for now remain idle, Vessel Traffic Service classified her today as a “dead vessel” as she made the almost mile-long transit from pier 40 to pier 25, where
she will soon be open for visitors. Move today was made by Miller’s Launch, who had two boats on the scene . . . tug Catherine C and workboat Cecilia.
As she got backed into the site, I noticed
Ed on Lilac and . . . bowsprite catching lines!!
But she was much too
busy catching lines to
deal with a blogger like me, who intrinsically would much rather catch
lies lines, too, but realizes that if I did, no one
might be taking these fotos.
More from pier 25 soon. And some day, ot so soon, wouldn’t it be nice to hear Lilac’s engine purr like this . . . .