Some of you may remember a story I wrote last year about the Nantucket Lightship. I am happy to report that on Monday, May 10, she departed Jacobson Pier in Oyster Bay, and is presently bound for Boston to become a museum. Her days of floating in limbo appear to be over. I must admit, as pleased as I am that the lightship will be saved, there is a little part of me that is sad to see her go.
Lori at Jarvis House has put together an excellent photo essay of the departure.
Jarvis House: Nantucket Lightship Departure
Soundbounder: Nantucket Lightship In Oyster Bay
Boston Globe: Oldest US Lightship Comes Home
Tugster: LV-112 Moves
photo credit: Jarvis House blogspot