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Nantucket Lightship. Boston.

Posted by
Shaun (Massachusetts, United States) on 13 September 2019 in Transportation.

From 1936 until it was decommissioned in 1975, this vessel and its U.S. Coast Guard crew were stationed 100 miles off the Massachusetts coast, where its powerful beacon and foghorn helped guide ships through the Nantucket shoals, a perilous stretch of shallow sandbars.

Canon EOS 70D 1/400 second F/10.0 ISO 100 35 mm

yoshimiparis from France

thank you for telling us the story of this boat, it is interesting

13 Sep 2019 6:17am

Catherine (Toscana) from Pornic, France

This boat has a story, I like this.
It could be seen from far away I think

13 Sep 2019 9:20am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Wonderful to see this harbor with the red boat in the picture.

13 Sep 2019 9:48am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

There is no doubting what its name is :) Excellent ship portrait

13 Sep 2019 10:07am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

looks majestic

13 Sep 2019 11:26am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien vu

13 Sep 2019 1:35pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

quel bateau rouge et la grande inscription en blanc fantastique vue
Belle soirée

13 Sep 2019 2:24pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I Like the clarity of detail and color. Beautifully composed.

13 Sep 2019 3:02pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Very well photographed and interesting info as always.

13 Sep 2019 3:07pm

Rose from United States

What a history it has had!

13 Sep 2019 3:59pm

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

A beautiful lightship with a history.
You make a fantastic photo with a very nice background. 5*
Whe where in june on a lightship I have there photo's from inside .

13 Sep 2019 4:13pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful photo of this lightship that helped so many boats .

13 Sep 2019 4:56pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superb composition, light and colors!

13 Sep 2019 4:57pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

A M A Z I N G !

13 Sep 2019 6:22pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Great framing.

13 Sep 2019 9:33pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine shot of this lightship.

13 Sep 2019 9:56pm

Jerry from Aberdeen, United States

what a cool old ship and in decent shape. I was at Westport today and saw a freighter that was in really rough shape for such a newer vessel. Makes me appreciate this one even more.

14 Sep 2019 1:12am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A beautiful composition of the boat and the harbor. I love the red. It really stands out. 5*

14 Sep 2019 2:06am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful shot of the lightship. A similar lightship, the Columbia, is tied up in Astoria, Oregon. They are cool vessels.

15 Sep 2019 12:27am