The National Park Service has awarded the Friends of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum a Maritime Heritage Grant of $40,000 to create an interpretive master plan for the historic harbor tug ANGELS GATE. Built in 1944, ANGELS GATE currently operates on a limited sailing schedule. The grant will be used to create opportunities for the public to enjoy dockside tours.
“Although visitors take a great interest in ANGELS GATE, until now, very few have had the chance to board this historic tugboat” said Marifrances Trivelli, Director of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum. “The Museum is grateful for the grant opportunity that will help educate visitors about the tug and harbor history in memorable ways.”
Overall the Park Service awarded more than $1.7 million for 27 maritime heritage grants across 13 states and the District of Columbia. The Friends of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum was one of only five institutions in California to receive funding.
The grants were awarded for projects that teach about and preserve sites and objects related to our nation’s maritime history.
“Protecting our nation’s maritime history is an important part of the National Park Service’s mission to share America’s story. These grants will support efforts to conserve important parts of our maritime history and educate students of all ages,” said Acting National Park Service Director Michael T. Reynolds.
For more information about the grants and the Maritime Heritage Program, visit https://councilofamericanmaritimemuseums.org/news-blog/