TITLE: Portland Lightship CAPTION: Portland Lightship maintains its lonely vigil off Portland Harbor, Maine. Anchored in 150 ft. of water, this lightship with its 13,000 candlepower light has provided aid to mariners since 1903.
Aerial Photo by Don Sieburg POSTCARD ID: M-1729 & P41935 PUBLISHER: Distributed by Eastern Illustrating Co., New London, N.H. POSTMARK: None – Unused/Unposted
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.