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LUNA (Tugboat)

Boston, Massachusetts
County of Suffolk.
NDC Pier, Charles River
National Register Number: 83004099
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Maritime: Vessel. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2002.
Congressional District: MA-9 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: http://www.maritime.org/hnsa-luna.htm or http://www.tugboatluna.org/.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - April 11, 1989):
The Luna is an early example of a diesel-electric propelled vessel and one of a handful of wooden-hulled tugboats in operating condition remaining in the United States. She is also the last full-sized wooden harbor tug on the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts. The successful operation of the Luna was a major influence on tugboat propulsion design in this and other countries.

Condition:
After suffering years of severe physical deterioration as a result of inactivity and flooding, the Luna’s hull was rebuilt in 2001 and 2002 with $800,000 in public donations and state and federal funding. Work continues on the topsides and interior of the tug. Continue rehabilitation and maintenance programs.

Recommendation/Change since last report:
The owner should continue rehabilitation and maintenance programs.


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