Lightship Handkerchief at sea, location unknown, undated

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

lightships
safety
shipping
flags
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC055

Collection Name

General marine photographic collection

Date of Acquisition

1925-05-08

Reference Code

PC055.TMP.005

Image Dimensions

3.75 x 4.75 (HxW)(inches)

Record Details

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Accruals Note

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

Description Level

Item