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Lightships of the United States government

Willard Flint

Lightships of the United States government

reference notes

by Willard Flint

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Published by U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Lightships -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Willard Flint.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsVK1023 .F54 1989
      The Physical Object
      Paginationca. 300 p. ;
      Number of Pages300
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1812547M
      LC Control Number89602118

      American Coastal Rescue Craft: A Design History of Coastal Rescue Craft Used by the United States Life-Saving Service and the United States Coast Guard. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, Thomas P. Ostrom. The United States Coast Guard in World War II: A History of Domestic and Overseas Actions. Lightships of the United States Government: Reference Notes (Washington: Coast Guard Historian's Office, ), by Willard Flint (multiple formats at ) Filed under: Lighthouses -- Maine The Salt Book: Lobstering, Sea Moss Pudding, Stone Walls, Rum Running, Maple Syrup, Snowshoes, and Other Yankee Doings (Garden City, NY: Anchor Books.

      Availability: Usually ships in business days. + Available in e-book formats - see bottom of page. _____ The Un-United States of America by Ronald Schoenewolf. Imagine what it would be like if the United States was divided in half with Republicans governing . The lightship as a navigational aid in the United States came to a final end in when the last of the US lightships at the Nantucket Shoals, WLV, was retired. And so the great "congaline" of lightships through Nantucket Sound ended almost as easily as it began. It was spawned as many innovations are, from need.

      Organization and Duties of the Lighthouse Board; and Rules, Regulations, and Instructions of the Lighthouse Establishment of the United States with the Laws and Circulars Relating Thereto. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, Volume 1 of “Lighting Carysfort Reef” tells the story of the lightships that were placed on Carysfort Reef, Florida from until Numerous shipwrecks caused the area to become known as the most dangerous section of coastline in the southeastern United States.


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Genre/Form: Catalogs History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Flint, Willard. Lightships of the United States government. Washington: U.S. Coast Guard. Get this from a library. Lightships of the United States government: reference notes. [Willard Flint; United States. Coast Guard.].

Of those ships, were constructed by the United States Lighthouse Service and six by the United States Coast Guard, which absorbed it in From untilthere were lightships built for the U.S.

government, and they were assigned to separate light stations on four coasts (including the Great Lakes). This is a list of lightships of the United States, listing lightships operated by the United States first US lightship was put in place off of Willoughby Spit in Chesapeake Bay, Virginia in Lightships remained in service in the United States until Ma when the last ship, the Nantucket I, was decommissioned.

During that period, lightships were. Lightships of the United States of America is a collection of data from various websites and sources, outlining the technical specifications and historical information about each lightship. This would be the bible of lightships and the most complete reference of 2/5(1).

Lightships of the United States Government [Willard Flint] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying : Willard Flint. U.S. Coast Guard - Lightships of the United States (Currently this website is offline. Once the USCG reposts the page, we will activate the link) This material was originally compiled and written by Willard Flint and published by the U.S.

Coast Guard in as Lightships and Lightship Stations of the United States Government: Reference Notes. Willard Flint, Lightships of the United States Government: Reference Notes (Washington, D.C.: U.S.

Coast Guard, ). Hereafter cited as Flint, Lightships. The book is unpaginated, hence the specific entry for individual lightships and stations will be cited.

"The United States Lightvessels Nos. and ," Transactions of the International Engineering Congress, (). "Cooperation of Lightships in Reporting Weather Conditions." Lighthouse Service Bulletin V, 13 (Jan ), p.

each lightship station. In the front of the book is an excellent overview of lightships and their evolution in the United States.

The Overfalls Foundation has a copy of this book that is available for ship guides wanting to look up various aspects on individual lightships or stations. Book & Published Government Documents: Adams, W.H. Davenport. Lighthouses and Lightships: A Descriptive and Historical Account of Their Modes of Construction and Organization.

London, New York: T. Nelson and Sons, Bachand, Robert G. Northeast Lights: Lighthouses and Lightships, Rhode Island to Cape May, New Jersey. The 3 volumes of Lightships of the United States of America consist of a comprehensive listing of all the lightships that served under the lighthouse service and the Coast Guard.

Each ship is outlined with the technical specifications of service, officers, and crews of each ship. Early United States Coast Pilots even encouraged ships to run close aboard lightships.

But following this advice had its hazards. In United States waters, ships have rammed lightships more than times. In five instances, the lightships sank. The first lightship in American waters began operation on Chesapeake Bay in DJ. This is the first book to feature all of the lighthouse tenders and auxiliary craft of the United States Lighthouse service from until Lighthouse Tenders, the lifeline to the keepers of America's lighthouses and lightships, towed lightships, tended buoys, carried necessities and saved lives day and night, in weather fair or foul.

The United States Lighthouse Society, w members, is a nonprofit organization “dedicated to the preservation of lighthouse and lightships” (Silva, ).

It sells artifacts and publishes the magazine The Keeper’s Log. This is a list of lighthouses in the United United States has had approximately a thousand lights as well as light towers, range lights, and pier head lights. Michigan has the most lights of any state with over past and present lights.

Lighthouses that are in former U.S. territories are not listed here. Most of the lights in the United States have been built and. The history of the latter’s invention is somewhat obscure, but it was brought before the United States Government in a primitive form.

The American engineers, recognizing its latent possibilities, took it up, and endeavoured to improve it to such a degree as to render it suitable for lighthouse work. First lighthouse completed under the Government of the United States of America - Portland Head Light, in Cape Elizabeth, Maine was completed inmaking it the first lighthouse completed by the new federal government.

However, construction of the lighthouse had been started by the State of Massachusetts under the orders of Gov. John Hancock. Off.), by United States Bureau of Light-Houses and United States Coast Guard (page images at HathiTrust) A collection of the laws of the United States relating to revenue, navigation and commerce, and light-houses, etc., up to March 4,including the treaties with foreign powers.

Excerpt from Lightships of the United States Government: Reference Notes. Contribute to preservation of information concerning our country' lightships, and hopefully prevent the tragedy of oblivion.

About the Publisher. Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at nd: Willard Flint. Varoujan Karentz, Beavertail Light Station (Book Surge Publishers, ), chapter 8.

National Park Service, Lighthouse Keepers in Nineteenth Century (NPS Brochure, ) United States Coast Guard Library, New London, CT. United States Coast Guard Historic Light Station Information Web Site United States Lighthouse Board Report, and Coverage also includes Gulf-of-Mexico coast in the U.S.

and the northern Bahamas. Printed so that red symbols indicate the lighthouse locations and the state lines. Prime meridian: Washington D.C. LC sheet imperfect: Lightly wrinkled, probably removed from a textual publication (missing). Includes 2 bar scales in statute miles, the other in geographical (nautical) miles.This volume is not a history of lightships and lighthouses; neither is it a technical treatise.

Rather my object has been to relate how the difficulties, peculiar and prodigious, have been overcome by the builders in their efforts to mark some terrible danger .