Nantucket Lightship/LV-112

Nantucket Lightship/LV-112 The mission of the United States Lightship Museum (USLM) is to preserve and maintain Nantucket Light In 2010, we returned the ship to her homeport of Boston.
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The United States Lightship Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated solely to preserving Nantucket Lightship / LV-112. 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 his

toric 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:

CONGRATULATIONS to Jay Flanagan, Owner of AMEX of East Boston, Mass.     Jay was high Bidder on the Stained Glass Framed...
08/19/2023

CONGRATULATIONS to Jay Flanagan, Owner of AMEX of East Boston, Mass.
Jay was high Bidder on the Stained Glass Framed Nantucket Lightship/LV-112 .
AMEX has performed Restoration work on the decks and Masts of the NANTUCKET LV 112 in the past.

Isn’t there interest in purchasing this wonderful framed Stained Glass image of the NANTUCKET LV-112 ??     REFER to Ima...
08/13/2023

Isn’t there interest in purchasing this wonderful framed Stained Glass image of the NANTUCKET LV-112 ??
REFER to Images for information!!

08/13/2023
08/11/2023
Some memories....
08/11/2023

Some memories....

STAINED GLASS FINE ART AUCTION:                           Nantucket Lightship/LV-112 (WLV-534)              Bidding is O...
08/05/2023

STAINED GLASS FINE ART AUCTION:
Nantucket Lightship/LV-112 (WLV-534)
Bidding is OPEN ! SEE BELOW..
AUCTION Bidding ENDS: AUGUST 18, 2023
1. Please refer to the attached PDF’s for Listing and Bidding Information.
2. There is a MINIMUM RESERVE to meet.
3. Winning Bid and Highest Bidder Name will be posted on the USLM FB page.
4. Winning Bidder will be notified via Email August 19.
5. Payment by either Paypal or Check upon Auction close.
( PayPal payment via “Donate” button on our Website homepage). WWW.Nantucket Lightship/LV-112.org
6. This Art Auction will only be posted on this site. Unless Shared.

7/22/2023   UPDATE:  We our determining a process on  how to post this great Piece available.  IT WILL BE POSTED ON THIS...
07/22/2023

7/22/2023 UPDATE: We our determining a process on how to post this great Piece available. IT WILL BE POSTED ON THIS FB PAGE SOON.

Aboard the LV 112 NANTUCKET today for a visit.
I donated a Stained Glass framed NANTUCKET to the Nantucket Lightship/LV-112, to help raise funds.
One our Directors, John Rogers holding the Stained Glass Lightship in the wheelhouse.
The stained glass master piece was commissioned to Denise Melvin of Gloucester, Mass. She and her husband are very good at their profession. Fantastic job!

06/16/2023

Join us on the historic Nantucket Lightship LV-112's deck with friends and family to watch the spectacular Boston Harbor fireworks

12/31/2022

THE UNITED STATES LIGHTSHIP MUSEUM NANTUCKET LV - 112 WISHES EVERYONE A HAPPY NEW YEAR! 🎆

Lightship Veteran, Bob Burbanks giving a Ring or two!

12/24/2022

The United States Lightship Museum LV-112 NANTUCKET wish ALL of you a Very MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Thank You for following Our posts and We specially Thank You for your Donations and Support! Without You the LV 112 may never have survived!

Chelsea Mass 2019/2021       Fitzgerald Shipyard   A 2.2 Million dollar partial restoration was performed on the LV 112 ...
12/20/2022

Chelsea Mass 2019/2021 Fitzgerald Shipyard
A 2.2 Million dollar partial restoration was performed on the LV 112 / WAL 534 during 2019/2021/2022.
Here are a few more photos. Before & After..
Most of the cost helped restore inside structural repairs while on the hard. Restoration continued while back at her berth at the East Boston shipyard & Marina.

12/19/2022

2020, The LV 112 NANTUCKET partial restoration has been completed, ready to slide the rails..

This photo is a great example of the type of Seas the Crew endured while anchored at Nantucket Shoals..  Circa 1960 or l...
12/18/2022

This photo is a great example of the type of Seas the Crew endured while anchored at Nantucket Shoals..
Circa 1960 or later due to the low stack. Notice there are 8 or 9 Crew Members on deck most likely concerned about their shipmates taking the photo from the launch!

An older painting of the LV 112 prior to 1960. ( Tall Stack) Note the Older CG Cutter on left and Navy vessel on right…
11/29/2022

An older painting of the LV 112 prior to 1960. ( Tall Stack) Note the Older CG Cutter on left and Navy vessel on right…

The LV-112 / WAL 534 built as she appears today, Custom built, the WAL 613 “ AMBROSE “ Station ,custom built and the Blu...
11/29/2022

The LV-112 / WAL 534 built as she appears today, Custom built, the WAL 613 “ AMBROSE “ Station ,custom built and the Blue Jacket wooden kit with the incorrect Quad/4 style horn.

11/21/2022

Building a model ? The site would basically cover the 189, 196, 604, 605, 612, 613 ( other than the main mast..)

Spring of 2018, Robert Mannino Jr. President / Publisher of US Lightship Museum NANTUCKET LV 112  eNEWS, published a bri...
09/17/2022

Spring of 2018, Robert Mannino Jr. President / Publisher of US Lightship Museum NANTUCKET LV 112 eNEWS, published a brief story regarding the loss of a well known Photographer who lost his life in a plane crash that happened in the vicinity of NANTUCKET STATION, 1936.

There had been a good size bronze plaque presented to the LV 112 the same year for its participation. Many Lightship Veterans who served on the LV 112 mentioned the plaque BUT it went missing when the ship was decommissioned 1975.

Prior to 2018 Loren Peters, a volunteer had been searching records in the Archives and came upon a newspaper article. The plaque was mentioned, it had been given to the Egan Nantucket Shipwreck & lIfe Saving Museum along with the Builders Plate! In early 2018, The USLM was contacted by the current curator that she had found the plaque.

Between time and Covid time flew by and we were finally able to visit the museum where the Plaque was presented to Robert Mannino Jr. , September 15, 2022 by the current museum Director / Curator Charles J. Allard.

The Edwin Thompson Ramsdell Plaque will be returned to the Wheelhouse where it had been on display for decades until its disappearance.

09/16/2022
09/16/2022

A walkabout aboard the NANTUCKET LV 112 / WLV 534

The mushroom anchor is from the WLV 612 retrieved from Nantucket Harbor.   The model of the LV 117 Nantucket lightship w...
09/15/2022

The mushroom anchor is from the WLV 612 retrieved from Nantucket Harbor.
The model of the LV 117 Nantucket lightship was built by George Mosher a survivor of the collision of the OLYMPIC sinking the LV 117.

Presently today, Robert Mannino Jr. President of Nantucket Lightship Museum LV 112 and myself are at the Egan Shipwreck ...
09/15/2022

Presently today, Robert Mannino Jr. President of Nantucket Lightship Museum LV 112 and myself are at the Egan Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum on Nantucket Island giving a presentation on Nantucket Lightships this evening.
A must visit museum while on Nantucket Island.

09/13/2022

This fall, join us for a series of lectures focused on the 2022 Featured Exhibition: Gallant Guardians: The Nantucket Lightships. Each week, we will host a different expert who will expand upon the exhibit and share their expertise with the audience.

All lectures will be from 5:30pm – 7:00pm at the Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum. General Admission:$15, EMI Members: $12. To purchase your tickets or additional information, call (508) 228 2505, or visit www.eganmaritime.org.

09/13/2022
09/07/2022

Tomorrow! Join us for our second lecture of the season!
Evenings at the Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum: Catherine Rockett - Salvage Diving

Catherine is a third-year student at Suffolk Law School in Boston, and her interests include maritime law. On September 8, 2022, at the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, she will present the results of her research on legal issues surrounding the ownership of the wreckage of the Nantucket Lightship #117 that sank off Nantucket after being rammed by the RMS Olympic in May 1934.
Ms. Rockett’s discussion will be of interest to divers, lawyers, collectors of maritime artifacts, and anyone following the history of the US Coast Guard and its predecessor organizations.
To register: https://eganmaritime.org/events

Help Support NANTUCKET LV 112!                 By Donating a Vehicle you want to part with!  It is VERY EASY.. we are te...
08/18/2022

Help Support NANTUCKET LV 112!
By Donating a Vehicle you want to part with!
It is VERY EASY.. we are teamed up with Charitable Auto Resources Inc. (CARS). They can accept Cars across the USA. Yes, they will pick up even on Nantucket Island!
Once you contact a Service representative about making a donation, everything will be taken care of, Towing, a Receipt for your Tax Records.
Sale proceeds will be donated to the USLM in your name.
All it takes is a toll free call to our representative at:
855 - 500 - 7433

Trucks, Mustangs, Explorers even your Benz!

08/18/2022

Did You Know! Looking for that SPECIAL LOCATION?
PRIVATE FUNCTIONS are available aboard the NANTUCKET Lightship LV 112.
We have had Weddings, Birthday Parties, (young and elderly), Memorial Services, along with special events, Boston Harbor Fireworks or watch the U.S.S. CONSTITUTION be towed by on the 4th of July.
COME ABOARD AND CHECK US OUT!

August 13, 2022.  The Horn Room.    When the Fog Horn was in use, an hour, or occasionally for days..…crew were not allo...
08/18/2022

August 13, 2022. The Horn Room.
When the Fog Horn was in use, an hour, or occasionally for days..…crew were not allowed on deck. The only ear protection were your hands.
The vertical funnel shape is the FOG HORN. Used in Fog of course to warn Mariners to be aware of the Nantucket Shoals.
Compressed air blew into a bellows, sort of like a rubber bladder, located in the bronze piping with the round handle.
Although painted gray, appearing as cast iron, it is Bronze.

August 13, 2022   Recent photos of ongoing Restoration .   We survive on Donations and Grants.  Every Dollar raised goes...
08/18/2022

August 13, 2022 Recent photos of ongoing Restoration .
We survive on Donations and Grants. Every Dollar raised goes into Restoration. The BOD are all Volunteers, there are No Salaries.
We also have a program where you can Donate Your CAR!

THE BIRTH OF THE LV-112       The NANTUCKET LV-112 was built in Delaware by the Pusey & Jones Shipyard , 1935/1936.  Chr...
08/08/2022

THE BIRTH OF THE LV-112
The NANTUCKET LV-112 was built in Delaware by the Pusey & Jones Shipyard , 1935/1936.
Christened by the Second USLHS Commissioner Harold D.King, his Wife and Daughter.
The LV-112 was paid for by the British Government in compensation for the OLYMPIC sinking the predecessor LV-117 in 1934.
The LV-112 was built specifically for Nantucket Shoals, being the largest U.S.Lightship built at 148’10”.

July 17, 1935 The Keel is Laid..

CELEBRATE THE BOSTON HARBOR FIREWORKS!    (NOT to be confused with the Fourth of July Fireworks ) from the deck of the N...
06/21/2022

CELEBRATE THE BOSTON HARBOR FIREWORKS!
(NOT to be confused with the Fourth of July Fireworks ) from the deck of the NANTUCKET Lightship berthed at East Boston Shipyard & Marina!
The fireworks barge is within site and the Fireworks are FANTASTIC!

Don’t miss out! JULY 2nd, 2022  View the BOSTON HARBOR FIREWORKS from the NANTUCKET LIGHTSHIP!   GO TO EVENTBRITE for Ti...
06/14/2022

Don’t miss out! JULY 2nd, 2022
View the BOSTON HARBOR FIREWORKS from the NANTUCKET LIGHTSHIP! GO TO EVENTBRITE for Tickets!!
(NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THE FOURTH OF JULY Fireworks at the ESPLANADE on the Charles River.

Watch the fireworks from the deck of the NANTUCKET Lightship!
06/07/2022

Watch the fireworks from the deck of the NANTUCKET Lightship!

June 2022 www.nantucketlightshiplv-112.org 'Kids in Boating Day' — learning can be fun! Learn about boating safety, maritime history and more Nantucket Lightship/LV-112 berthed on the East Boston wate

Open for tours on Saturdays and by appointment!
06/07/2022

Open for tours on Saturdays and by appointment!

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 for the general public, chronicling the maritime...

05/17/2022

You are watching a video ,the Lightship LV-106 leaving Chelsea Lighthouse Depot, Chelsea Mass. May 16 to sail to Nantucket Station. As a RELIEF she was to replace the LV 117 which had been struck and sunk the day before by the the OLYMPIC.

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While visiting Nantucket!
Fireworks from the deck of the ship and a few shots of LV-112.
After watching the labor day fireworks, I took this shot of the light ship lit up (at least partially)
On Saturday, June 19th, some of our members toured the LV-112 Nantucket Lightship. The ship is moored in East Boston, and is open for tours on the weekends. Eric Bertelsen Bill Michaels Nantucket Lightship/LV-112
La destruction du bateau-feu de Nantucket par le sister-ship du Titanic, Olympic.

Nantucket Lightship/LV-112
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
The National Trust for Historic Preservation "shore" loves lighthouses and we do too! Almost 1/3 of their list of 14 Must-Visit Lighthouses Around the U.S. features including Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, Cape Henry Lighthouse, Boston Light (Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park), and Nantucket Lightship/LV-112!

https://savingplaces.org/guides/14-must-visit-lighthouses-around-the-united-states?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=weekly #.XkbCGWhKhPY
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.
Like to add a picture of this cutting board but unable to do so at this point
My parents Rollie and Eleanore Kirtley received this back in 1967
Close friend of the family was Gordon B Kennedy BMC USCG
He made this cutting board part out of the Wardroom Table of
"Mie Pollack Rip L/V WLV-536"
Pretty cool stuff, anyone with any insight would be much appreciated
Still use this till today:-)
Richard Kirtley