Milwaukee’s Missing Lightship LV-95

What does Missing Mean? When confronted with the words "Missing Ship" we usually conjure up the dramatic mental image of a ship trying to make its way through a terrific storm only to eventually be overcome by the seas and plunge to the bottom never to be seen again. In the case of LV-95, the ship … Continue reading Milwaukee’s Missing Lightship LV-95

Museum Ships Series IV: The Admiral

"Ships and boats are made to operate, they're not made to sit around and be museum pieces...unless you're the federal government with unlimited resources that can maintain the USS Constitution, it's not feasible to maintain an "old ship."" Bill Klein, St. Louis Marine The Museum Ship That Never Was  The third ship in the museum ships series … Continue reading Museum Ships Series IV: The Admiral

Museum Ships Series III: The Alvin Clark

A Historic Anniversary         At long last in the Museum Ships Series is the former museum ship Alvin Clark, the very pinnacle of failed museum ships. This blog post is timely because November 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the Alvin Clark on 8 November 1967. The Alvin Clark was a remarkably intact shipwreck … Continue reading Museum Ships Series III: The Alvin Clark

Museum Ships Series I: The Falls of Clyde

Introduction To Museum Ships Series One of the reasons that I started this blog is that I wanted to discuss museum ships and the preservation issues inherent with them. Namely, I began this writing venture with the desire to write a series of case studies on museum ships that have failed and discuss why they … Continue reading Museum Ships Series I: The Falls of Clyde