This is the second time this ship has appeared
on this blog so I'm not going to go into the history of her.
I kind of like how they have the ship in sand because I think ultimately this will preserve it better than if they keep it in water. Admittedly, she belongs in water but that makes it difficult to preserve her. Sadly, I think many of the museum ships will have to go this route.
I kind of like how she sets off against the sky in this shot.
Some detail of her pilothouse.
One of the boats you could use to get around.
A shot of the stern.
An attempt an overall shot.
I served on board as a Fireman/Engineman from 1957-59
It was on May 7th, 1958 the
lightship lost her only crew-member
when SN (BM) Robert J. Gullickson lost his life when he drowned after
the ship's lifeboat was swamped when returning from the Port Huron Lifeboat Station. I was able to save Vincent J. Disch, one of the ships' cooks, after he had survived more than 2 hours in the
very cold Lake Huron waters.
Neil C. Hamilton
Sun City, AZ 85351
29 Jan 2012
Thank you for that story. That was pretty nice.
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