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Lightship Handkerchief at sea, location unknown, undated

PC055.TMP.005 (RS82232)

Description

Image of the lightship Handkerchief, No. 4 possibly in Nantucket Sound. Lightships were used in addition to lighthouses to guide ships through shipping paths that could be treacherous. The ship has an emergency life boat, crewmen on deck and an American flag flying from the sail.

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Details

Collection Name
General marine photographic collection
Collection Code
PC055
Date of Acquisition
1925-05-08
Physical Description
1 photograph
Dimensions
3.75x 4.75(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
GUSN
189810
Reference Code
PC055.TMP.005

Record details

Descriptive Terms
flags
lightships
safety
shipping
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Places (Buildings)
Hankerchief (Lightship)
Notes
W.H.Bunting, The Camera's Coast: Historic Images of Ship and Shore in New England (Boston: Historic New England, 2006) pg. 108. Original in Marine - "H" - General

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