Summer 2021
'Thank you for making our summer
even brighter'
Students and their teachers from the Samuel Adams and Dante Alighieri Montessori Schools in East Boston, Summer Learning Academy Program, signed and presented this certificate of appreciation to the U.S. Lightship Museum (USLM) at the Aug. 6 celebration held at the end of their program. The hand-crafted certificate was signed by the students, whose visit to Nantucket Lightship/LV-112 was included in the summer program.
Students and teachers from the Samuel Adams and Dante Alighieri schools pose for a group photo on Nantucket/LV-112’s foredeck, which is presently undergoing restoration. The students who attended the tour were given a lesson in maritime history and LV-112’s role as a U.S. Coast Guard floating lighthouse, helping to guide international ships safely to their ports of call.
We appreciate the wonderful opportunity to be able to serve our students with amazing learning activities offered by the Nantucket Lightship during this summer learning academy program, which has been a great experience for the kids.”
— Maria Morales, Family Coordinator

The students also learned how LV-112 functioned as an oceanographic research and weather reporting vessel in conjunction with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) while a commissioned USCG lightship.
USLM President Bob Mannino, a previously invited guest speaker at the Curtis Guild School in East Boston, talked to 4th-grade students about his experience exploring underwater sea life and historic shipwrecks as a SCUBA diver. He is holding a humpback whale jawbone that he discovered.
The U.S. Lightship Museum’s mission is two-fold: (1) First and foremost, to preserve and protect the structural integrity of Nantucket Lightship/LV-112 — the largest and most famous U.S. lightship ever built — consistent with its use as a commissioned U.S. Coast Guard lightship vessel, based in Boston and stationed from 1936-75 in international waters on the treacherous Nantucket Shoals Lightship Station. (2) To function as a floating educational institution for the general public, including exhibits to illuminate the importance of the U.S. Lightship Service and its historic relevance to transatlantic commerce, transportation, maritime history, culture, arts and the marine/nautical sciences.
One of the students tries out the diving mask.
A student holds a copper spike hand-forged in Paul Revere’s historic foundry and copper mill. The spike was recovered from the USS New Hampshire, on which construction started in 1819 and finished in 1864. It sank off Manchester, MA, in 1922.
In addition, Nantucket Lightship/LV-112 serves as a catalyst for people to gain a broad understanding of maritime history. Much of what determines our future is learned from our past. The museum offers interactive programs in collaboration with various educational institutions, maritime and marine-science organizations. Through an engaging learning environment that includes interactive programs, this 150-foot living museum engenders an appreciation of maritime history and culture as well as maritime/nautical crafts, contemporary marine and nautical sciences that include navigational, environmental/climate and weather sciences.
The U.S. Lightship Museum has a traveling Nantucket/LV-112 exhibit that it shares with the general public in venues such as libraries and at educational events. The exhibit includes secure display cases with historic artifacts from Nantucket/LV-112.

The USLM reaches out to diverse populations of all ages. Instructors from learning institutions and youth groups coordinate with the museum, utilizing it as part of a customized curriculum for their students. In addition, the museum serves as a resource and field-trip destination for underserved students, youths at risk, veterans and life-long learning programs for senior citizens. A long-term goal of the USLM is to provide impetus for the establishment of a maritime museum and learning center for Boston Harbor that celebrates Boston Harbor’s rich and unique maritime history.
Completing the last phase of LV-112's cargo cleanup and storage — with the support of the community, helping to make a difference.
On a warm Saturday in June, more than 17 local volunteers helped the U.S. Lightship Museum (USLM) separate 75 years of scrap items from supplies, equipment/parts and artifacts. It was a great team effort. The items were taken off the Nantucket/LV-112, some were sorted for disposal and other items were placed in storage. Many of the volunteers were from the Eastie Farm, a nonprofit organization in East Boston. Photo credit: Agnieszka Rytych-Foster

Our project is driven by people. If it weren't for the committed support of our volunteers and of course, our financial contributors, Nantucket Lightship/LV-112 and many other historic landmarks and places would not be preserved and saved for the public to learn from and enjoy. The preservation of virtually every historic site depends on the support of the community (e.g., residents and businesses) in which they live. The USLM is extremely grateful for everyone’s support and commitment to our historic cause.
Volunteers help sort the accumulation of approximately 75 years of scrap materials, which included tons of new old stock (NOS) parts/equipment, supplies and artifacts removed from LV-112 prior to the recent dry-docking completed this past spring. Long overdue, it took many months to finally complete the sorting and separating of everything that had accumulated and been stored over many years on board the historic lightship. Some of the NOS parts dated as far back as 1946.
Volunteers transfer a Stokes stretcher, one of two that were stored on board Nantucket/LV-112, as a USCG commissioned lightship. The stretchers were also referred to as a Military Medevac Litter, a Stokes basket, a Stokes litter or Helicopter Rescue Stretcher. Rear Admiral Charles Francis Stokes, who served as Surgeon General of the Navy from 1910 to 1924, devised the Stokes stretcher. Litters are used to rescue and quarter victims in confined spaces, such as inside a ship. The two used on LV-112 would have been lifted or lowered on high-angle ropes or hoisted by helicopter. The U.S. Navy and Coast Guard used Stokes baskets to transport patients through narrow corridors and doorways. This particular Stokes stretcher will be restored and reinstalled on LV-112, as seen in photo below. Each of the Stokes stretchers were stored in LV-112’s port and starboard passageways, ready for deployment, if needed.
Photo credit for three photos above: Agnieszka Rytych-Foster
A Stokes stretcher in ready position on board LV-112’s port side passageway. The other Stokes stretcher will be restored and reinstalled in LV-112’s starboard passageway.
Volunteer Rob Nickologianis organizes cargo that had been removed from LV-112 and transferred to the USLM's 40-foot storage container donated by the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC). Rob has been a volunteer with the USLM since 2010.
Agnieszka Rytych-Foster is an East Boston-based photographer who is fascinated with portraits of people, families, places and food. She generously donated her time photographing the USLM volunteer work party, as shown in the photos above. She also is a translator of Polish, Korean and Russian. To see more Nantucket Lightship/LV-112 volunteer photos and Agnieszka’s other photographic work, click here.
Nantucket/LV-112 receives grant from Massachusetts Historical Commission
The Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC) has selected the U.S. Lightship Museum— Lightship, No.112, Nantucket for a matching allocation of $50,000 from the Commission’s Round 27: Massachusetts Preservation Projects Fund (MPPF). The grant funds will be directed towards repairs of the interior port and starboard ballast tank, swash plate and bilge pump piping.
Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC) MPPF site visit participants came aboard Nantucket/LV-112 to meet and discuss the project area inside LV-112. From left to right (back): Charlie Deroko (Marine Surveyor, Charles C. Deroko, Inc.), Liam Keady (Marine Systems Corp., MSC), Alex Guenin (MSC), Ross Dekle (MHC Preservation Planner); (front): Amanda Lee (MSC student intern) and Celia Lee (MSC Structural Supervisor). Also present, was Bob Mannino, president of the U.S. Lightship Museum (taking photo).
U.S. Lightship Museum names former USCG Motor Surf Boat in honor of Capt. Robertson Dinsmore (USCG, Ret)
Capt. Robertson Dinsmore (USCG, USMS, Ret) stands alongside the stern of his namesake — the U.S. Lightship Museum’s motor surf boat, a former 26-foot USCG Motor Surf Boat.

The U.S. Lightship Museum’s motor surf boat will be used as a work boat and for helping to facilitate oceanographic education programs. The motor surf boat was donated to the USLM by the City of Revere, MA, Police Department.
The USLM wanted to find a way to honor and express our gratitude to Capt. Dinsmore for his dedicated and meritorious service in the U.S. Coast Guard and to our nation. Also for his unwavering commitment and generous support to our museum’s historic cause since its inception in 2009 as well as Nantucket Lightship/LV-112’s restoration and preservation.
The USLM decided to apply for a certificate of documentation with the U.S. Coast Guard, a national registry, for the motor surf boat, instead of applying for a conventional state recreational boat registration. The USCG documentation process requires naming the boat and displaying the name on the hull. So the USLM thought it appropriate to name the boat “R.P. Dinsmore, Boston MA". To learn more about Capt. Dinsmore’s esteemed background, click here.
A LV-112 visitor brought on board a scale model that he built of Nantucket Lightship/LV-112, with friends and family.
ACK Marine & General Contracting generously donated their crane services to remove the new 4x8-foot steel plate and angle iron from LV-112’s foredeck, which was left over from the interior structural restoration work done during LV-112’s recent dry-docking.
ACK Marine’s crane barge departs from LV-112’s berth area en route to another project work site.
ACK Marine & General Contracting, LLC, based in Quincy, MA, is owned by Kim Shaughnessy, an internationally known marine construction veteran. Ms. Shaughnessy was formerly the longtime chief financial officer and chief operating officer of Cashman Equipment Corp. ACK Marine is global marine construction and contracting business that provides marine equipment rentals to the construction industry and a full suite of construction capabilities. The firm is certified at the national level as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE). For more information, click here.
Folk musician David Coffin performs captivating sea-chanteys on the Nantucket
Folk musician David Coffin recently performed sea-chanteys on Nantucket Lightship LV-112’s weather-deck to an audience of community residents including children, adolescents and adults. While singing lively traditional sea-chanteys, David also played his antique concertina, crafted in 1912.
At the heart of David Coffin’s work is traditional and contemporary folk music. He draws on vocal and instrumental music from North America as well as England, Scotland, Ireland and Brittany. David also has an extensive collection of songs from the maritime tradition that entertain as well as educate in a fun and captivating style.
The origins of the traditional sailors’ sea-chantey are traced back to at least the mid-1400s, hailing from the days of the merchant "tall" sailing ships. However, the word chantey (spelled several ways) is only traced back to the mid 1800s, as found in dictionaries during that time frame. Chanteys were sung mostly on British and European ships and also were rooted in folklore and legend. Sea-chanteys are work songs that accompany rhythmical labor aboard large merchant sailing vessels.
David has a bass-baritone voice and plays various types of recorders and whistles, in addition to archaic instruments like the shawm, rackett or gemshorn. He comes from a famous musical family: His father, Reverend William Sloane Coffin, studied to be a concert pianist with Nadia Boulanger in Paris, his grandfather was pianist Arthur Rubenstein, and his great-grandfather was Polish conductor Emil Mlynarski. At the heart of David’s work is traditional and contemporary folk music. To hear a David Coffin performance, click here.

David Coffin is a musician, performer, and music-educator of remarkable ability and insight. As a maritime specialist and descendant of some of America’s greatest seafaring families — the whaling Coffins of Nantucket — no one could be better suited to presenting the traditional songs and yarns of Yankee seafaring in the Age of Sail.” 
— Stuart M. Frank, New Bedford Whaling Museum
Celebrate the Boston Harbor fireworks from Nantucket Lightship, Labor Day weekend, Friday, September 3 (new date!)
See the Boston Harbor fireworks from Nantucket Lightship/LV-112. Our historic floating lighthouse has one of the best views of the Boston Harbor Fireworks. Due to stormy weather forecast for Boston on Thursday (the original date), the fireworks have been rescheduled to Friday, Sept. 3. If you bought a ticket for Thursday, it is now good for Friday, 6-9pm (fireworks at 8pm). For more information on the event and to obtain tickets, click on Eventbrite
Youngsters learn while having fun at the recent Maritime Beach Festival
Children of all ages got a taste of block-and-tackle lifting at U.S. Lightship Museum’s exhibit booth at the Maritime Beach Festival, held Aug. 27 at Constitution Beach in East Boston. Helping youngsters learn how to work smarter not harder, the exhibit is designed to convey the math and physics principles involved in block-and-tackle lifting of heavy objects.
The USLM exhibit booth at the recent Maritime Beach Festival was among several marine and maritime-related organizations that participated in the festival, including the U.S. Coast Guard.
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Attention lighthouse lovers

If you love lighthouses and want to learn about these guiding lights and navigational aids all over the world, then The Lighthouse Directory is the website for you. It provides an astounding amount of information, linking to more than 17,200 of the world's lighthouses. Russ Rowlett, Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, compiled the directory with the assistance of hundreds of lighthouse fans around the world who have enriched this site with their own information and suggestions. For a long time, Rowlett tried to maintain a list of lighthouses from his many friends and contacts, but it had grown too long (and too out-of-date) to display on the comprehensive site. Rowlett offers special thanks to Michel Forand for his suggestions and editing, touching essentially every page of the directory, and Jeremy D'Entremont, Ted Sarah and Klaus Huelse, each contributing in vital ways.
The Maine Lighthouse Museum

Another unique educational resource for U.S. lighthouse history, lifesaving and lightship services is the Maine Lighthouse Museum (MLM), located in Rockland, Maine, the heart of the midcoast. Last October, the U.S. Lightship Museum presented a PowerPoint presentation at the MLM about U.S. lightships and Nantucket/LV-112. The mission of the Maine Lighthouse Museum is to educate the public regarding the longstanding traditions, heroism and progress of America's lighthouse and lifesaving services and the U.S. Coast Guard through the conservation and interpretation of the nation's most significant collection of lighthouse and lifesaving artifacts. From sparkling lighthouse lenses to heartwarming stories of the keepers and their families, the Maine Lighthouse Museum is truly America's lighthouse museum. For more information, log on to the Maine Lighthouse Museum or call 207.594.3301. 
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Teach children about lightships
with the book Lightship

Editorial From School Library Journal

Kindergarten–Grade 2: Lightships were anchored where lighthouses could not be built. They protected our ocean harbors as well as points along the Great Lakes. The last one (Nantucket/LV-613) was decommissioned in 1983, so this fascinating picture book is a piece of nautical history. Brian Floca's watercolor drawings depict daily life aboard one of these vessels, cooking, sleeping, working, all the while rolling with the rhythm of the waves. Many hazards were involved. Big ships came too close, anchors lost their mooring, and weather caused many problems. But when the fog rolled in, the lightship sprang into action. Lights flashed and horns sounded, allowing ship traffic to make it "through fog and night, past rocks and shoals, past reefs and wrecks, past danger." The drawings are very detailed. Some pages are collages of small scenes. Many are full spreads. The sailors' facial expressions are amusing to watch, and the resident cat appears on almost every page. The front and back endpapers show a cutaway view of one of the vessels. This fascinating, little-known slice of history should prove interesting to every child who loves big boats.
-- Ieva Bates, Ann Arbor District Library, MI (review originally published by Reed Business Information, Inc.) 

The book Lightship, by Brian Floca, can be purchased on For more information about lightships, click on Brian Floca's blog.
Poem posted on LV-112 while in service on Nantucket Shoals Lightship Station
"When a sailor gets to thinking
He is one of the best
Let him ship out on a lightship
And take the acid test.
And if he feels like bragging
I don't think that all of his tales
Will be of deep sea sailing
But of the ship that never

Poem provided by Peter Brunk, USCG-Ret., Commanding Officer, Nantucket/LV-112, 1970-71, who serves on the USLM Board of Directors.
This comprehensive New England shipwreck website is a helpful resource for SCUBA divers, maritime history researchers and enthusiasts. The site includes many photographs, charts, reference documents and history about numerous shipwrecks located in New England waters. For more information, click here.
The Sinking of the U-853 by Capt. William Palmer
When the German enemy submarine U-853 entered U.S. waters off Portland, Maine, in 1945, it torpedoed and sank the USS Eagle-56. Nantucket/LV-112, converted to the examination vessel USS Nantucket (1942-45) during WWII, helped save the crew of the USS Eagle-56. This is a book about the U-853 story, researched and written by Capt. Bill Palmer, a long-time shipwreck researcher, diver and preservationist.
Book description: "Out in the cold Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Rhode Island, lies the remains of what was once a feared and mighty hunter. It's not a fish or shark, for that matter it is not even a marine creature. It's what men feared the most when they went to sea aboard their vessel back during the World War II years. It's a German submarine called a U-boat. The U-853 was the last German submarine sunk in World War II. She was sunk with all hands just minutes before World War II ended. The once mighty hunter feared by all who put to sea, now lies in 130 feet of water off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island, her grave marked only by a circle on the nautical charts, DANGER Unexploded Depth Charges, May 1945."
Capt. Palmer has been running a charter boat for wreck-diving, shark-fishing and shark-cage-diving off the coast of Rhode Island and Connecticut for 40 years.
German U-boat attack off Portland, Maine, during WWII, involving LV-112 (USS Nantucket)
This book is the story of a small U.S. sub-chaser, the Eagle 56, caught in the crosshairs of a German U-boat, the U-853, whose brazen commander doomed his own crew in a desperate, last-ditch attempt to record final kills before his country's imminent defeat a few weeks later in May. And it is the account of how one man, Paul M. Lawton, embarked on an unrelenting quest for the truth and changed naval history.
For more information, log onto: "Due to Enemy Action"
"The Finest Hours—" Book and Movie
"In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and literally ripping it in half. On a small lifeboat faced with frigid temperatures and 70-foot high waves, four members of the U.S. Coast Guard (Bernie Webber and three other crewmen) set out to rescue the more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the rapidly sinking vessel. 'The Finest Hours' is the story of their heroic mission, which is still considered the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history." 
(Michelle McCue, 9/9/14)
Bernie Webber, who later served on Nantucket/LV-112 (1958-60) and the three other crewmen were awarded the coveted USCG Gold Lifesaving Medal for their heroism in what is considered by maritime historians to be "the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history." Mr. Webber, who was a member of the USCG Lightship Sailors Association, was extremely helpful in assisting the USLM-Nantucket/LV-112 compile research information and historic documents about LV-112. He was a pleasure and honor to work with. Bernie passed away in January 2009. He was considered a real American hero and is dearly missed. 
The full-length movie "The Finest Hours' is available on DVD.
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Explore the oceans in depth and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution with
Oceanus magazine
Oceanus explores the oceans in depth, highlighting the research and researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in news, features and interviews written by magazine staff, with full-color photographs and illustrations. Each issue covers a wide spectrum of oceanography, spanning coastal research, marine life, deep-ocean exploration and the ocean's role in climate, as well as ocean technology and policy. To learn more, click on magazine cover.
Lightships, Lighthouses & Lifeboat Stations: A memoir and history
Lightships, Lighthouses & Lifeboat Stations is part history book, part memoir, written by Bernie Webber, recipient of the Coast Guard's highest award, the Gold Life-saving Medal, and hero of the Disney movie The Finest Hours. While the public will recognize Webber's name from the movie and the bestselling book by the same name, few people know that during his lengthy Coast Guard career he served on lightships (ships anchored in dangerous areas to warn other vessels of hazards) in addition to lifeboat stations (small boat rescue stations) and lighthouses. Webber poses the following question: "How did the lightship men cope with the isolation, constant loneliness, boredom, fear, or just sheer terror? All were part of life on board a lightship. Rough seas tossed the ship about, rearing up and down on the anchor chain. This was a world of isolation, noise from operating machinery, and blasts from the powerful foghorn that went on for hours, sometimes days, at a time." Webber answers that question in this book, drawing on a combination of personal experience and meticulous historical research. Discussions of men going mad, lightships being run down by larger ships, anchor chains breaking, and lightships cast upon shoals are offset by humorous stories and the author's reflections on his best days at sea. Fourteen historic photos are included, as well as a foreword by Michael Tougias (reprinted from Amazon).
Help support the restoration of LV-112 by donating your old car and receive a tax deduction
How it works
We have teamed with Charitable Auto Resources, Inc. (CARS), to accept vehicle donations across the United States. Once you contact our customer service representative about making a donation, everything will be taken care of, including a receipt for your tax records. Sale proceeds will be donated to the USLM in your name. Donating your vehicle to the U.S. Lightship Museum is as easy as calling our representative toll-free at 855-500-7433. For more information, click here.
The Lightships of Cape Cod
Authored by Frederic L. Thompson, 1996, 2nd printing, 112 pages, soft wrap. Signed by the author. Illustrated with over 93 beautifully detailed photographs. Much sought-after, this scarce volume chronicles the history of the lightships in this vital area. Wonderfully detailed black-and-white photographs enhance the author's vivid description of the history and life aboard these vessels. One of the only volumes ever written exclusively on this subject, this fine work will make a fine addition to any library. Price: $14.95 plus shipping ($5.95), total: $20.90. May be purchased online from the USLM; just click on "Donate" button in this newsletter and add a notation in the area provided. Or mail a check or money order addressed to: U.S. Lightship Museum, PO Box 454, Amesbury, MA 10913
Massachusetts Lighthouses and Lightships
"Massachusetts Lighthouses and Lightships" by Arthur P. Richmond is an indispensable addition to the lighthouse enthusiast's library, required reading for those interested in New England maritime history, and a delight for anyone who enjoys coastal Massachusetts. More than 800 images, many never before published, include historic plans that describe the details of these aids to navigation, and archival and contemporary photos that trace through their history. The book covers all the lighthouses and lightships that marked the shores (exclusive of Cape Cod and the Islands) and guided mariners through the challenging waters surrounding Massachusetts. This volume also explores the interiors of towers, shows the lantern rooms of rarely-visited lighthouses, and gives fascinating facts about these beacons through their 200-year history. U.S. Lightship Museum (USLM): Excellent book-one of the better books published, about lighthouses and lightships. Credit: Review-Amazon Books/USLM
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A crew member rings the bell on the foredeck of Nantucket New South Shoal No. 1 during low-visibility storm conditions. The illustration is from "Life on the South Shoal Lightship" by Gustov Kobbe, Century Magazine, August 1891.
Kenrick A. Claflin & Son Nautical Antiques 
Click on the website link above to see nautical artifacts available at Kenrick A. Claflin & Son Nautical Antiques, which has donated publications to the USLM.
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.