TITLE: Nantucket Island, Massachusetts
CAPTION: The Nantucket Lightship is seen here passing Brant Light.
Photo by H. Flint Ranney
POSTCARD ID: P330733
PUBLISHER: A Nantucket View
POSTMARK: None – Not Used Postally
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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