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United States Lightvessel WLV-613 Nantucket II

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"New York Harbor: AMBROSE LIGHTSHIP (WLV-613), last of the lightships to guide ships from all of the globe to busy New York Harbor, is pictured while still guarding her important post. The WLV-613 served as sentinel in Ambrose Channel at the entrance to Lower New York Bay from 1952 until August 23, 1967, when she yielded her duties to a new permanent Ambrose Offshore Light Structure. It was then that AMBROSE LIGHTSHIPS's farewell signalled the end of a succession of red lightships that guarded the New York Harbor entrance since 1823." Photo No. G-BPA-03-14-63 (01); March 1963; photo by Bersage.

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Album name:mitko / Northeast coast of US
Current status (active, not active, museum etc):Removed from service 1983; then participated in various law enforcement, security, and public relations missions; sold 7 July 1984 to New England Historic Seaport, for use as floating museum at Boston. mid-2006 she was berthed at Wareham, Massachusetts
Construction details (year of built, shape etc):1952, LENGTH: 128' 0" (loa); BEAM: 30' 0'; DRAFT: 11'0"; TONNAGE: 617 displ (lt)
Coordinates (in any format):1952-1967: Ambrose Channel (NY) 1967-1979: Relief (MA)*** 1979-1983: Nantucket Shoals (MA)
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Date added:Apr 07, 2012
Keywords:United States ; Lightship ; Historic ; New York
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