Museum Ships Series VI: Lightship LV-84 (WAL-509)

Another Lost Lightship In previous researches into missing lightships like LV-95, I had encountered numerous stories of other sunk or missing lightships. As I had stated in other blog posts, compared to other historic ships, lightships had a comparatively unglamorous history. These vessels were built for a very specific purpose, to be sentinels at sea … Continue reading Museum Ships Series VI: Lightship LV-84 (WAL-509)

Lightship Milwaukee Breakthrough

"Many wrecks lie waiting to be found, many found wrecks wait to be identified. Only researchers continuing to delve into museums, libraries, and archives can hope to unravel the sinuous threads of history. The rout is long, but there is adventure along the way and satisfaction in discovery. The rewards are intrinsic." Gary Gentile, Shipwrecks of … Continue reading Lightship Milwaukee Breakthrough

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

The Loss of The South Goodwin Lightship LV-90

"...The South Goodwin Lightship could just be seen, a dim red barque married forever to the same compass point and condemned, like a property ship on the stage of Drury Lane, to watch a diorama of waves and clouds sail busily into the wings. Without papers or passengers or cargo, it lay anchored forever to the … Continue reading The Loss of The South Goodwin Lightship LV-90

The Continuing Search For The Lost Lightship LV-95/WAL-519

  This blog is an update on the research from the previous blog post,  Cape May's Missing Lightship. This post is going to detail my ongoing research into this lost lightship, wherein I slowly put the puzzle pieces together to find out what finally became of this ship. The Story So Far... I appeared on the … Continue reading The Continuing Search For The Lost Lightship LV-95/WAL-519