We thought you might enjoy these videos this holiday season!
British Movietone News – A Christmas tree goes to sea (year unknown)
Together with suitable Christmas fare, it’s put aboard a small fishing boat at Eastbourne for a seven mile trip to the lightship “Royal Sovereign.”
Lonely Lightship’s Christmas – BFI National Archive (1922)
Father Florey of the Seamens’ Mission carries cheer to the crew of the Lynn Well Lightship 40 miles out in the North Sea.
British Movietone News – Christmas supplies are delivered to the Tongue Lightship (year unknown)
Jeremy D’Entremont is the author of more than 20 books and hundreds of articles on lighthouses and maritime history. He is the president and historian for the American Lighthouse Foundation and founder of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses, and he has lectured and narrated cruises throughout the Northeast and in other regions. He is also the producer and host of the U.S. Lighthouse Society podcast, “Light Hearted.” He can be emailed at Jeremy@uslhs.org