Nantucket Lightship/LV-112

Nantucket Lightship/LV-112 The mission of the United States Lightship Museum (USLM) is to preserve and maintain Nantucket Lightship/LV-112 in perpetuity, reestablishing this National Historic Landmark in its homeport of Boston. It serves as a floating museum and learning center.
Nantucket/LV-112, a National Historic Landmark, was built and commissioned in 1936, and decommissioned in 1975. Her homeport is and was always Boston Harbor. Nantucket/LV-112 is also the largest U.S. lightship ever built. For 39 years, LV-112 guided transoceanic shipping to and from U.S. east coast ports, through some of the most treacherous shipping lanes in the world. She was the first symbol of America encountered by thousands of immigrants. Many famous vessels such as the SS United States, the Queen Mary, Normandie and many other international merchant and naval vessels depended on LV-112 as a navigational aid, her powerful light, fog horn, radio beacon and brilliant red hull with large white letters “NANTUCKET.” Now it’s our turn to save and preserve this unique National Historic Landmark. You can help preserve LV-112 by joining the United States Lightship Museum and becoming a member. The United States Lightship Museum is always looking for new members, committed volunteers and financial donors. Gifts of all sizes are most appreciated For more information, log onto our website: www.NantucketLightshipLV-112.org
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The United States Lightship Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated solely to preserving Nantucket Lightship / LV-112. In 2010, we returned the ship to her homeport of Boston. With your support, LV-112 will be saved as a living tribute to maritime engineering, ingenuity and the incredible courage of its crew — who stayed on duty at all times, even in hurricanes, to guide other ships to safety. Now it’s our turn to save and preserve this historic beacon of the sea. A fundraising effort is underway to restore this legendary ship back to her former glory and reopen her as a floating learning center for everyone to enjoy. It’s now or never Help us save Nantucket Lightship / LV-112 Your donation will help rescue and preserve Nantucket Lightship / LV-112, the most famous and largest U.S. lightship ever built. This “floating lighthouse” is a National Historic Landmark — a precious national treasure and an important part of America’s maritime heritage. Nantucket Lightship / LV-112 is irreplaceable and needs everyone’s help. Mailing address: United States Lightship Museum 1 Melvin Avenue Beverly, MA 01915 LV-112 berthed at:

𝗨.𝗦. 𝗟𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗲𝘂𝗺 𝗮𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗱 '𝗦𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗔𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮'𝘀 𝗧𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲𝘀' 𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘁The U.S. Lightship Museum (USLM) was recently awarded a Sa...
11/30/2019

𝗨.𝗦. 𝗟𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗲𝘂𝗺 𝗮𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗱
'𝗦𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗔𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮'𝘀 𝗧𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲𝘀' 𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘁
The U.S. Lightship Museum (USLM) was recently awarded a Save America's Treasures (SAT) grant from the National Park Service, in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment of the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Nantucket Lightship/LV-112 will receive a $487,500 grant to restore internal structural components and provide general maintenance critical to maintaining the integrity of the ship's hull and ability to remain open to the general public for decades to come.

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August 2018 eNews just released!https://conta.cc/2vgcs59Includes an invitation to celebrate National Lighthouse Day on N...
08/03/2018

August 2018 eNews just released!
https://conta.cc/2vgcs59

Includes an invitation to celebrate National Lighthouse Day on Nantucket Lightship/LV-112 and articles on LV-112's fog horn, "Haircut Day', the steam engine, a harrowing Woods Hole passage and more.

Join us Saturday, August 18, to celebrate National Lighthouse Day on Nantucket Lightship/LV-112Complete information avai...
08/03/2018

Join us Saturday, August 18, to celebrate National Lighthouse Day on Nantucket Lightship/LV-112

Complete information available here:
https://conta.cc/2vgcs59

Celebrate Independence Day on Nantucket/LV-112 Boston Harbor Fireworks: June 30 WHEN: Saturday, June 30, 7pm to 10pm (fi...
06/13/2018

Celebrate Independence Day on Nantucket/LV-112
Boston Harbor Fireworks: June 30

WHEN: Saturday, June 30, 7pm to 10pm (fireworks start at nightfall).

WHO'S INVITED: Anyone who wants to reserve a spot and join us on Nantucket/LV-112's weather deck, with friends and family, to watch a spectacular fireworks display in Boston's inner harbor. Nantucket Lightship/LV-112's berth has one of the best views of Boston's vibrant city skyline from the East Boston waterfront.

RESERVATIONS: We request a $25 donation per person. Tickets can be purchased by clicking on EventBrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrate-the-boston-harbor-fireworks-from-nantucket-lightship-tickets-36908982761?utm_source=Summer+2018+eNews&utm_campaign=Spring+2018+eNews&utm_medium=email

Upcoming event: Salute 'Old Ironsides' passing by
Nantucket Lightship: July 4

eNews: Nantucket Lightship/LV-112 shines again http://conta.cc/1PUKUr1
10/30/2015
eNews: Nantucket Lightship/LV-112 shines again

eNews: Nantucket Lightship/LV-112 shines again http://conta.cc/1PUKUr1

Note: "Lead Kindly Light" was a poem originally written by John Henry Newman (1801-1890), who was 33 years old when he found himself on a boat from the Sicilian city of Palermo to Marseille, France. Newman, who was recovering after being dangerously ill with a fever, was on the boat to return to his…

eNews: Nantucket LV-112 light to shine again! http://conta.cc/1RSdPJ5
07/01/2015
eNews: Nantucket LV-112 light to shine again!

eNews: Nantucket LV-112 light to shine again! http://conta.cc/1RSdPJ5

Note: "Lead Kindly Light" was a poem originally written by John Henry Newman (1801-1890), who was 33 years old when he found himself on a boat from the Sicilian city of Palermo to Marseille, France. Newman, who was recovering after being dangerously ill with a fever, was on the boat to return to his…

National Trust for Historic Preservation selects Nantucket Lightship/LV-112 as a "National Treasure."Updated document:ht...
07/18/2012
National Treasures | National Trust for Historic Preservation

National Trust for Historic Preservation selects Nantucket Lightship/LV-112 as a "National Treasure."

Updated document:
http://www.nantucketlightshiplv-112.org/pdf/LV-112_NTHP_national_treasure_1.pdf

Help save historic buildings, monuments, communities and landscapes that the National Trust for Historic Preservation has designated National Treasures.

Fitzgerald Shipyard crew who performed the restoration on LV-112's hull. Most of the paint coatings were donated by Sher...
02/29/2012
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Fitzgerald Shipyard crew who performed the restoration on LV-112's hull. Most of the paint coatings were donated by Sherwin-Williams Industrial Marine Division - Seaguard Marine

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Fitzgerald Shipyard crew who performed the restoration on LV-112's hull. Most of the paint coatings were donated by Sher...
02/29/2012
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Fitzgerald Shipyard crew who performed the restoration on LV-112's hull. Most of the paint coatings were donated by Sherwin-Williams Industrial Marine Division - Seaguard Marine

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08/08/2011

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Does anyone know where all 3 of the Nantucket Lightships are presently? Few years ago, I was able to see 2 of them in New Bedford. The one that had just been brought up from Wareham (it's still there, saw it this weekend) and another that was berthed up with the big fishing boats. That one is gone now. Are there 2 docked in Boston now? Thanks
A floating Museum...one of only a dozen EX USCG Lightships existing in the USA.
Was on this ship nov 9 1973 on way to station ! With 20' seas !
Good event yesterday after the fog cleared (somewhat). Thanks to Bob and crew. Here's a link to the images I took from the top deck, includes some older shots of Lightships and Coastguard.