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.
Chessie’s water-borne links between Ludington, Michagan and the Wisconsin ports of Milwaukee, Manitowoc and Kewaunee move 175,000 passengers, 50,000 autos and 100,000 cars of freight annually across Lake Michigan. Vacationists from many states choose C&O’s cross lake short cut as pleasant and restful interludes in a busy schedule. C&O’s fleet of seven ships operates round the clock every day throughout the year.