Nantucket Lightship To Host Harbor Fireworks Party and Fundraiser on July 2

On Saturday, for a $30 donation to the Nantucket Lightship’s U.S. Lightship Museum (USLM) in East Boston, residents can have a front seat to the Inner Harbor Fireworks in Boston Harbor aboard Nantucket/LV-112 as the city kicks off 4th of July Weekend.

Since 2009, Eastie has played host to this national treasure and now the giant red lightship and the ship returned back to the Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina last year after months of restoration work at a drydock in Chelsea.

According to USLM leader Robert Mannino, Jr. the program for the fireworks will begin at 7 p.m.

“Anyone who wants to reserve a spot and join us on Nantucket/LV-112’s weather deck, with friends and family, to watch a spectacular fireworks display in Boston’s inner harbor,” said Mannino. “Nantucket/LV-112’s berth has one of the best views of Boston’s vibrant city skyline from the East Boston waterfront.”

Mannino said guests can bring a picnic supper, their favorite beverages, and a beach or lawn chairs to sit on the decks of Nantucket/LV-112, which will remain at the dock.

“We’ll supply the ship, panoramic views and lively music,” said Mannino. “The ship’s powerful rotating light beacon will be activated just before the fireworks begin.”

While the USLM will provide the views Mannino said the evening will also give the museum a chance to show off its restoration progress.

“Plus, this is a fundraising event for LV-112, for which we still have much work to do,” he said. “The ship’s restoration solely depends on the generous contributions of corporations, private foundations, federal, state and municipal grants, maritime enthusiasts and individuals such as you.”

Mannino said tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased at ttps://

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