Lightship Links

Lightships are an important part of maritime history. They were stationed in places where is was not possible to build a lighthouse.

New Lightship LV605 - RELIEF

A good friend of the Society has created an amazing website dedicated to the Lightship LV605. There are many interactive, panorama images that let you see nearly every inch of the ship, as well as some historic photos from our archives.

United States Lightship Museum

The mission of the United States Lightship Museum (USLM) is to preserve and maintain Nantucket Lightship/LV-112 in perpetuity, reestablishing this National Historic Landmark in its homeport of Boston.

Historic Naval Ships Association

Thirty-seven years ago, a group of individuals representing a number of former naval vessels established the Historic Naval Ships Association (HNSA). Its purpose is to facilitate the exchange of information and provide mutual support. The types of vessels arrayed within these pages include aircraft carriers, battleships, cruisers, destroyers, submarines, PT boats, tall ships, tugboats, and deep-diving research submarines.

Lightship Overfalls LV118

Otherwise known as the Overfalls Maritime Museum Foundation. In September 1999, a small group of dedicated people got together for the seemingly impossible task of saving one of the last seventeen lightships remaining in the United States, which is currently berthed in Lewes, Delaware.

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 1989 as Lightships and Lightship Stations of the United States Government: Reference Notes. Mr. Joseph Kiebish scanned and edited the section of Flint's book regarding the individual lightships for this office and we gratefully acknowledge his assistance.

National Park Service - The Maritime Heritage Program

The Maritime Heritage of the United States National Historic Landmark Theme Study - Part One: Large Preserved Historic Vessels: Lightships.

Lightship Sailors Association

This organization was created to assist in the preservation of all existing lightships, to preserve the history of lightships and of the sailors on them and to honor those lightship sailors that have perished in the performance of their duties.

Lightship # 116-538 CHESAPEAKE

This little known gem of Chesapeake Bay history was the last active floating lighthouse, or Lightship, that was stationed in or near the Chesapeake Bay.