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United States lightvessel WLV-612 NANTUCKET I
ARLHS USA-523

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The WLV-612 launching, Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay, 1950; no photo number; photographer unknown.

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Album name:mitko / US - California and Hawaii
Current status (active, not active, museum etc):RETIRED FROM LIGHTSHIP DUTY: 1983; Decommissioned Mar 29, 1985; Converted to a yacht with her exterior remaining configured as a lightship. Still in Boston and is up for sale for $7 million dollars (mid-2006).
Construction details (year of built, shape etc):YEAR BUILT: 1950; LENGTH: 128'0" (loa); BEAM: 30'0"; DRAFT: 11'0" TONNAGE: 617 displ
Any other comments:WLV 612 (Nantucket I) was the last US lightship in commission
Coordinates (in any format):1951-1969: San Francisco (CA) 1969-1971: Blunts Reef (CA) 1971-1975: Portland (ME) 1975-1983: Nantucket Shoals (MA)
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Date added:May 05, 2012
Keywords:United States ; Lightship ; Historic ; Massachusetts ; Boston ; San Francisco ; California
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