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.