Monthly Archives: August 2009
Johnathan Hilstrand and Andy Hilstrand join Alaskan rock band Arize to prove once and for all that they are the Rock Stars of the Deadliest Catch
This week’s winner is Mike once again. He guessed that our mystery boat was the Nantucket Lightship II on the railways in Rocky Neck in 2005 or 2006. Congratulations, Mike! You can pick up your prizes at Capt. Joe’s!
Click on the photo for more info on the Nantucket Lightship and here too.
Lightship 612 was completed in 1950 at the Coast Guard Yard and sailed for the West Coast where she served as San Francisco Lightship for 18 years and then for a short period (1969-1971) as Blunts Reef Lightship. The ship then returned to the Atlantic Coast, the only lightship to have transited the Panama Canal both ways. 612 served as Portland Lightship, 1971-1975, and then as Nantucket II. In 1983 the last lightship station, Nantucket, was discontinued and 612 had the unique distinction to become a white cutter, sent to the Caribbean to act as a fueling station for the SES (surface effect) vessels engaged in drug interdiction.. When this assignment ended, the ship returned to Boston and was decommissioned in 1985, concluding 35 years of Coast Guard service.
I met the Mrs at The Rhumb Line on a rainy Monday night in August back in 1997. Could the same fate be in store for our Sharon?
Don’t forget about Thursday night’s handbag auction with proceeds going to Gloucester and Rockport sailing programs.