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Lightship Frying Pan is a historic vessel permanently docked at Pier 66 Maritime within the Hudson River Park. The vessel is open to the public for free during the open hours of Pier 66 Maritime Bar & Grill.

Vessel Specifications

  • Original use: United States Lightship #115
  • Current use: Dockside attraction. Bought while on the bottom of the Chesapeake Bay at White Haven, MD
  • Built: 1929
  • Dimensions: 133’3” x 29’ x 10’
  • Displacement: 632 tons
  • Construction: Riveted steel
  • Speed: 3-4 knots
  • Original power: Single 350 HP GE motor powered by four 6-71 Graymarine Diesel generators
  • Current power: Re-powered in 1989 with a single 370 HP Cummins VT8370M Diesel engine

National Register of Historic Places

Lightship Frying Pan was designated a historic site in 1991 and is currently on the National Register of Historic Places.

Pier 66 Maritime Bar & Grill Information

Pier 66 Maritime is a seasonal outdoor site at Pier 66 within Hudson River Park. The location includes a former Lackawanna railroad barge, the Pier 66 Maritime Bar & Grill, the Lightship Frying Pan, a historic rail float bridge, and an authentic 1900′s caboose.

The Pier 66 Maritime Bar & Grill has a full service bar and delicious food prepared on site. The Bar & Grill is located on the floating railroad barge that is securely docked at Pier 66. The Lightship Frying Pan and the John J. Harvey Fireboat are moored alongside. Come to Pier 66 Maritime and watch the boats sail down the Hudson River and stay for the sunset.

Lightship Frying Pan & Pier 66 Maritime Hours

Regular Season: May 1 – October 1
Open 7 days a week (subject to weather)
12 noon – 12 am

Off-Season: April 1 – 31 & October 1 – 31
Open when weather is 65 degrees or over
12 noon – 12 am

Closed: November 1 – April 1

Note: Pier 66 Maritime is a seasonal locale with some protection from incremental weather, we try to keep you informed of any occasional closings due to weather. Please check the Pier 66 Maritime website, Facebook or Twitter (@Pier66Maritime) for daily updates


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