Guests of the Lane Victory are afforded complete access to the ship via a self-paced walking tour that encompasses the vast majority of the ship. Here one has the opportunity to see how the Merchant Marines of the World War II era lived and worked as well as two complete museums packed with videos, history, anicdotes and artifacts. Guests who take in the entire ship and its museums can expect to spend several hours.
Visit the bridge where the ship’s officers navigated vast oceans while in fear of being discovered by wolfpack submarines and luftwaffe dive-bombers. Walk the passageways where these maritime heroes lived for months at a time. See their living quarters, their eating areas, and their recreation areas.
Stand on the decks where the men stood and worked. They were determined to bring food, ammo, mail, and supplies to the those fighting in the trenches while they, themselves, did not know if they would survive the trip to see home again.
Visit our main museum in what was hold #4 in her war days.
For any Steve McQueen fans visting the ship, we have the working prop-engine used in the filming of “The Sand Pebbles” (1966) starring Steve McQueen, Mako Iwamatsu, Candice Bergen and Richard Attenborough.
PLEASE NOTE:There are a few areas secured from the public for safety reasons. Also there is a great deal of filming that takes place on the Lane Victory, and there are times when the areas where filming is taking place is closed to the public. Other areas are off limits by United States Coast Guard edict. Further, some areas such as the Engine Room, shaft alley, and the Command Bridge require escorts due to Federal Law. Escorts are usually available but not always.