December 2019


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Above: Students with The United States Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) and The Harborkeepers on board LV-112, getting lesson in maritime history. Below: A young "captain" at the wheel of Nantucket/LV-112, and other children enjoying a tour
Bill Shepard, a former LV-112 volunteer from Oyster Bay, NY, enjoys the view from the top of LV-112's nearly 70-foot foremast during his visit to Boston. Bill was 86 years young at the time of his climb to the top
Season's Greetings!
Keep  Nantucket/LV-112's guiding
light shining and powerful foghorn booming! Please remember this historic ship in your year-end giving 
Click the arrow above to see and hear Nantucket/LV-112 on National Lighthouse Day. When the USLM acquired LV-112 in late 2009, it was a "dead ship"; nothing was operational on the historic floating lighthouse. As a result of donors' generous contributions, the USLM has revived LV-112 back to life. Today, the majority of the ship's onboard systems are in working order, including its powerful foghorn and main rotating light beacon, designed to be seen 23 miles at sea 

Although  Nantucket Lightship/LV-112's restoration is 50 percent complete, there is still much more work to do. Your generous gift will help us achieve our restoration goals in preserving  LV-112 , a National Historic Landmark and National Treasure, which is a critically important part of our nation's maritime heritage. Your donation also will advance our educational programs. To view our most recent newsletter, which highlights latest happenings on the lightship, click here .
Donations of $25 or more entitle you to a
U.S. Lightship Museum (USLM) membership
In addition to your membership allowing free admission on LV-112, the USLM is a member of the Council of American Maritime Museums (CAMM). As a member of the USLM you also will receive a CAMM "Admission Privilege Card." This card, when presented with your USLM membership card at a participating CAMM institution, will entitle you to free admission. For a list of participating CAMM museums, click here . For more information about USLM membership levels, click here
The U.S. Lightship Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Your gift is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. It's not too late to receive a 2019 tax deduction for your contribution. You can donate online by clicking on the " Donate" button below (before midnight, December 31, 2019), or you can write a check payable to: USLM Nantucket/LV-112 and mail it to: U.S. Lightship Museum, PO Box 454, Amesbury, MA 01913. To  be eligible for a 2019 tax deduction, checks can be received by the USLM after Jan. 1, 2020, as long as the check is dated 12/31/2019 or sooner.  
A group from the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute-UMass Boston visits LV-112 for a lesson in maritime history. The USS Constitution can be seen in the background  heading back to its berth at the Boston Navy Shipyard
Former U.S. Coast Guard 
LV-112 crew members (left to right), Bob Burbank (1959) and Wayne 
Staltare (1967-69), today generously  volunteer as LV-112 tour guides
John Rogers, a Boston public school teacher and LV-112 tour guide, gives a lesson in world geography, atmospheric science and radiotelegraphy to Youth Conservation Corps visitors in the lightship's radio room. They also learned about LV-112's global HAM radio reach, via voice and Morse code communications, to more than 400 lighthouses and lightships throughout the world during International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW), held every August
Your generous support is greatly appreciated!
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The United States Lightship Museum 

The U.S. Lightship Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue and preservation of Nantucket Lightship/LV-112, a National Historic Landmark and a National Treasure. LV-112 is a museum and floating learning center, open to the general public -- a place for people of all ages to learn about our nation's seafaring history and the technologies that advanced the nautical and marine sciences.