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Conversations With...Robert Mannino (5:30-7 p.m.)
Monday, March 26, 2018, 5:30 PM until 7:00 PM
King's Chapel Parish House
64 Beacon Street
U.S. Lightship Museum President Robert Mannino will share stories about the restoration of the Nantucket Lightship/LV-112, a US Coast Guard floating lighthouse that guided ships past the treacherous Nantucket Shoals from 1936 until 1975. After its decommissioning, the Lightship fell into disrepair and was on the verge of being scrapped until Mannino founded a nonprofit to buy it for $1. Under his leadership, the Museum continues to raise money to restore and preserve this piece of maritime history. Docked in Boston, the Lightship is open to the public as a museum and floating learning center (stay tuned for a BHV tour). Meet at King’s Chapel Parish House, 64 Beacon Street, at 5:30 p.m. for light hors d’oeuvres and wine; program begins at 6 p.m. BHV/BHS members: Free. Guests of members and prospective members: $20.