Digest>September 2007

Photo Caption:

The Stonehorse Lightship at a boat scrap yard in Fieldsboro, NJ as it was being dismantled. At this time the mast and lantern room were sold to the owner of the Beacon Restaurant. Lightships were floating lighthouses and built to be stationed in areas where it was too dangerous or impossible to build a lighthouse. Both the old Lighthouse Service and the Coast Guard considered lightship duty the most dangerous of all duty. There are no longer any active lightships in the United States and only a few are actually left in existence. Photograph from the Lighthouse Digest archives, courtesy of the collection of Robert J. Lewis.
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Lightship Long Gone But Still Lives On
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