TITLE: Royal Sovereign Lightship
POSTCARD ID: 1263
PUBLISHER: J. Davis, 24, Queen Victoria St., E.C. Printed At The Works, Hamburg
Victoria Series Post Card
POSTMARK: Unused Standard Sized Postcard.
A lightvessel, or lightship, is a ship which acts as a lighthouse. They are used in waters that are too deep or otherwise unsuitable for lighthouse construction
Nantucket Shoal Station, MA 1937
Built in 1936 to replace Lightship #117 after it was struck and sunk with seven of its 11 crew members. Heavy seas and thick fog made this a dangerous station on the south end of the shoal.
This postcard is a reproduction card, based on an older image. It is standard sized.
POSTCARD ID: PC145001
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