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Mayor Menino Announces Charlestown Navy Yard To Welcome the Luna

Oct 20, 2011

The BRA Board approved the agreement to berth the Luna at Pier 4 in the Charlestown Navy Yard for the next decade.  The Luna is a National Historic Landmark, Boston City Landmark, the last full-sized wooden tugboat on the Gulf and Atlantic coasts, and the first diesel-electric commercial tug.  The Luna served the Port of Boston from 1930 to 1971 and was in the Charles River until 1995 when it was named by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of the 10 most endangered landmarks.  Since then, the Luna has been restored at a nearby shipyard through private funds, funds from the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act, and support from the City of Boston. The Luna will be available for tours, short excursions, and educational programming.  For more information, visit the website for Luna Preservation Society, a 501(c) 3 established in 1995 to preserve the Luna and return it to Boston Harbor for the enjoyment of Boston’s residents and visitors.

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