Photo Courtesy of Brian Clebowicz
Built in 1945, here in Los Angeles, CA, the S.S. Lane Victory served with distinction during World War II, The Korean War, and the Vietnam War as well as in times of peace as part of the merchant fleet.  After years of deterioration in mothballs, it took countless months of restoration to put her back into her original condition by volunteers of the United States Merchant Marine Veterans of World War II (the organization who maintains her today).  Now a nationally recognized historic landmark, the S.S. Lane Victory serves as a living museum and memorial to the service and sacrifices of all Merchant Marine sailors and Navy Armed Guardsmen.
ATTENTION GUESTS: While the ship is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for self-guided tours, all
"Victory at Sea" cruises have been suspended until further notice as we tend to our 70 year old boilers.
We will cruise again!   Please keep an eye here on this website for further announcements.
Where is the Anchor Light?
We have moved the Anchor Light online here, to a Facebook Page, for now.   Please join us there and share your stories and discuss them with friends, family and crew! All are encouraged to join us there to celebrate the service and sacrifice of the American who are the United States Merchant Marines of today, and past.
We have lost members in the last few months who need to be acknowledge for those who
can no longer make it aboard the ship:
Lunell Von Rettberg
Charles "Chuck" Ducker
Melvern Norton Schroeder
Our prayers and sympathies to the families of these outstanding individuals!