Tugboat Luna Luna Preservation SocietyLuna Preservation Society
The Luna Preservation Society (LPS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the tugboat Luna, a National Historic Landmark moored in Boston, MA. The Luna was the first commercial diesel-electric ship-docking tug of its kind and played an important role in the development of Boston Harbor. She is the last surviving full-sized wooden tug on both the Gulf and Atlantic coasts and is currently undergoing major refurbishing.
Luna News

More updates coming soon! New!

Luna back afloat!
See more photosAfter months of extensive work at Sample Shipyard in Boothbay Harbor, ME, the Luna is back in the water! As you may know, the Luna is undergoing a $750,000 overhaul with funds provided by several generous individuals and governmental agencies. Check out the latest photos and learn about the repairs being made.

Attention Luna Shoppers
The official Luna Store is now open for business! Help keep the Luna afloat by purchasing some beautiful prints, postcards, and actual pieces of our beloved tugboat.  Luna circa 1930s

Back in the old days...
Check out the maps from 1940 that show where the Luna earned her keep along the Boston area waterfront. See how much the area has changed, too!


Luna Needs You!

Volunteer today
Are you a history buff or someone who'd like to learn more about New England maritime history? Do you like working with your hands or have a knack for fundraising or public relations? Volunteer today and meet some great new people at the same time! Contact Brent at (617) 277-9605 or e-mail him for more information. Join today!

Luna Notes

Read all about it
The latest Luna Log has hit the newstands! Check out the online version now and learn more about the Luna's trip to Boothbay Harbor. And that's an order, sailor! (You'll need Acrobat Reader to see it) Luna circa 1930s

Thank you Boston!
Very special thanks to the City of Boston and all of the other generous supporters of the Luna! Without you, a valuable historical resource would be lost forever! Thank you!

Extra thanks to James Fesler of Volunteer Solutions for supplying us with most of the beautiful photos of the Luna seen throughout the web site.

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Luna Preservation Society • PO Box 1866 • Brookline, MA  02446 • (617) 282-1941

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Updated February 18, 2002