Nantucket Lightship/LV-112

Visiting Nantucket Lightship/LV-112

Nantucket/LV-112 will be undergoing restoration for the next 2-3 years. However, the ship is open for tours and educational programs to the general public during this time period on a limited basis. We look forward to your visit.

Our location
Nantucket Lightship/LV-112 is berthed on the East Boston waterfront at the end of the "Boston Harborwalk" at the Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina, 256 Marginal St., East Boston, Massachusetts (former Bethlehem Atlantic Works Shipyard).

Our hours
Due to our current restoration project, LV-112 will be closed and reopen on August 1, 2015. LV-112 is normally open on Saturdays for the season, 10am – 4pm, from the last Saturday in April through the last Saturday of October. However, Individual and group tours also can be arranged by appointment throughout the year on all other days while undergoing restoration (upon reopening).

On August 7th, National Lighthouse Day, we will be celebrating the relighting of LV-112’s historic main light beacon and reactivating its powerful foghorn at her homeport berth, Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina. Please join us from 1pm -9pm and celebrate the completion of LV-112’s exterior restoration. More information about this historic event is forthcoming.

For more information please contact us at 617.797.0135 or via email:

We request a $5 donation per person. Children under age 12 are free. Nantucket/LV-112 currently is not handicap accessible.

Contact information
We can be reached at 617.797.0135 or email.

LV-112 is berthed at the Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina, 256 Marginal St., East Boston, MA; directions. Free parking at the marina. City Water Taxi: offering a $10 special roundtrip rate from Long Wharf, stop #15, to Nantucket/LV-112 at Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina, stop #68, view map of water taxi. MBTA Subway: take Blue Line to Maverick Station, walk to marina (approx. 15 minutes); view walking route.