LILAC is a museum ship owned and operated by the non-profit Lilac Preservation Project.  Our goals are to preserve the ship, promote maritime education, provide a venue for history and art, and offer a community-friendly space for meetings and events.

Founded in 2003, the Lilac Preservation Project is a non-profit educational foundation.  Its Board of Trustees is made up of mariners, historians and professionals dedicated to bringing life to America's last steam-powered lighthouse tender.