Esther

Esther

Posted on 09/12/2014


Photo taken on August 20, 2014


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Nantucket Lightship

Nantucket Lightship
"Lightships were stationed at the most dangerous areas along the U.S. oceanic and Great Lakes coastlines. These floating sentinels were part of a lifeline that played an important role in the development of our country. They are a part of our maritime heritage and serve as a memorial to the brave U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) lightship sailors who served on them, risking and sacrificing their lives.

Lightship duty for crewmembers was extremely hazardous, especially on the Nantucket Shoals station — considered the most dangerous lightship assignment in the USCG and the world.

During the winter months, nor’easters could last for days. Howling winds and mountainous seas tossed lightships so violently, even the most seasoned sailors became seasick. The constant odor of diesel fumes was equally nauseating, in addition to the ship's piercing and incessant fog signals, which caused ear pain and even deafness. "

www.nantucketlightshiplv-112.org/lv-112.htm

For more information, see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_lightship_Nantucket_%28LV-112%29.

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SV1XV, Marco, Eric PGT, one42chrisp and 8 other people have particularly liked this photo


18 comments - The latest ones
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Wonderful capture.
4 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Beautiful boat and an excellent harbor shot.
4 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Fabulous shot!

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4 years ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
Lovely capture Esther and interesting facts,
4 years ago.
Sami Serola
Sami Serola
Those old lightships do look really cool, but it is very good they are no longer needed =)
4 years ago.
Philippe_28
Philippe_28
Superbe et bien préservé
4 years ago.
Buck Ejitt
Buck Ejitt
Excellent capture,great shot.
4 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Good shot of her!!
4 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Thank you all for your comments.
4 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Such interesting tradition. I heard about Hailuoto's light ship that was stopped after two men died while trying to save it during a storm
4 years ago.
Colin
Colin
Very good and interesting image and information Esther.
4 years ago.
Maria Zarębska
Maria Zarębska
Wonderful picture !!!
4 years ago.
one42chrisp
one42chrisp
Good shot!
4 years ago.
Eric PGT
Eric PGT
Un joli témoignage
4 years ago.
Sharon Bonj
Sharon Bonj
Great information and interesting image.....it's a really large ship!
4 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Thanks for visiting.
4 years ago.
HaarFager
HaarFager
What a great story and picture! I once knew a poem about a girl from Nantucket....
4 years ago.
Esther
Esther
I know that one too.
4 years ago.