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A Lightship Christmas

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… Continue reading A Lightship Christmas

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Light Hearted ep 31 – Greg Krawczyk, Lightship Chesapeake; Penfield Reef, CT, ghost story

The first lightship in the United States was established at Chesapeake Bay in 1820, and the total number in the U.S. peaked in 1909 with 56 locations marked. From 1820 until 1983, there were 179 lightships built for the U.S. government. The official use of lightships for navigation in the United States ended in 1985.… Continue reading Light Hearted ep 31 – Greg Krawczyk, Lightship Chesapeake; Penfield Reef, CT, ghost story

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Grave Markers for Lighthouse Service Veterans

U.S. Lighthouse Society member Ron Janard sent these photos of graves with special U.S. Lighthouse Service grave markers. Ron writes that his main interest is lightships and he started looking for any information he could find about the 1934 sinking of the Lightship NANTUCKET (LV-117) when struck by HMS OLYMPIC. He found crew addresses in old articles… Continue reading Grave Markers for Lighthouse Service Veterans