By Andy Grabel, Associate Director, Public Affairs
Witnessing the power of place elicits a special sensation, even if that place has moved up and down the Eastern seaboard and into international waters over the course of eight decades.
On a sunny, summer afternoon and breezy evening in the Boston Harbor, the connection of visitors from near and far to Nantucket Lightship/LV-112 was electric, both literally and figuratively. Crewmen who served on the ship half a century ago returned to the vessel and joined more than 200 preservationists to tour its restoration and to celebrate the lighting of its beacon for the first time since it was decommissioned in 1975.
The U.S. Lightship Museum’s preservation project, made possible by a $250,000 grant from American Express, restored the ship’s navigational light beacon, foghorn, and on-board electrical systems.... Read More →
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