Your contributions are vital in keeping the SS Lane Victory a part of the nation’s living history. And your support is directed to tangible ongoing projects:
Repainting the ship
Our team of dedicated volunteers are currently working on painting the funnel to its historic APL days. Decks and the hull will follow.
Preparing the ship for its reopening to visitors
The COVID-19 pandemic required us to close SS Lane Victory to the public. (Of course, our volunteers have continued work on many major and vital projects during that time.) To reopen will require a range of health and safety practices to comply with state and local requirements. These add additional operating costs and your contributions will help ensure we’re ready and fully compliant when we get the go-ahead to reopen.
Finishing repair of the boilers and getting SS Lane Victory sailing again
The work on repairing and preparing the ship’s boilers to operating condition has been ongoing, but we need more funds to finish the work. One of the Lane Victory’s most important functions is as living history—a live, working, sailing steamship. You can help move this critical project along with your donations.
Upgrading exhibits and launching new displays
SS Lane Victory hosts thousands of visitors every year and our exhibits are key in helping them understand the history of the ship, the United States Merchant Marine, and the contributions of both to our nation. Exhibits need ongoing care and upgrading from time to time. Also, our curatorial staff has many new and exciting exhibits to launch when resources are available.
We welcome your contributions to preserving an important part of American maritime history—and one of the few ships from its era.
Your cash contributions are deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
And we welcome your donations as part of your estate planning. Please contact us for further information.
Thank you for your interest in donating an artifact or item to our collection.
The SS LANE VICTORY collects items related Merchant Mariner history, Merchant Vessel Operations and other items related to the service of the SS LANE VICTORY. Occasionally, the Museum Curator will accept donations that may be significant with a limited connection. Currently, we are seeking items to add to the collection related to SS LANE VICTORY’s service as follows:
- Wartime & Peacetime Service
- Navy Armed Guard
- Korean Refugee Rescue
- Lane Victory Historical Documents
Artifacts and items accepted may include uniforms, clothing, bedding, linens, flags, medical items, printed materials, art, photographic mediums, models, and various military artifacts. At the discretion of Museum Staff, additional items with significant historical impact may be accepted. Unfortunately due to storage space, we are unable to accept all artifacts. Additionally, there is no guarantee that the item may go on display. SS LANE VICTORY Museum policy requires that only Museum Collection Staff accept items. A receipt will be issued to you once the items are accepted. Items that are left with volunteers or on the SS LANE VICTORY randomly, will be treated as abandoned property. For questions, please email our Museum Curator at [email protected] .