August 17, 2008

Nantucket Lightships


Built: 1950

Length: 128 feet

What it did: Spent its last eight years in service about 45 miles off the coast of Nantucket.

Decommissioned: 1985

Where it is now: Newport, R.I.

Owner: William Golden

Asking price: $7.6 million


Built: 1936

Length: 148 feet, 10 inches

What it did: Kept boats away from the shoals about 50 miles off Nantucket.

Decommissioned: 1975

Where it is now: Oyster Bay, N.Y.

Owner: National Lighthouse Museum, a New York preservation group

Asking price: $1

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