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Tour Of Nantucket Lightship (10:15 A.M. At Bowdoin T)
Thursday, May 17, 2018, 10:15 AM
Tour the Nantucket Lightship, a US Coast Guard floating lighthouse that guided ships past the treacherous Nantucket Shoals from 1936 to 1975, with Robert Mannino, President of the U.S. Lightship Museum and our recent Conversations with. . . speaker. The Nantucket was on the verge of being scrapped until Bob founded a nonprofit to buy and restore it. Roger Cox and Joan Doucette will lead this outing. Meet at the Bowdoin T Station at 10:15 a.m. for the short ride to Maverick in East Boston. It’s an 8/10 mile walk from Maverick to where the Nantucket Lightship is docked. Please note that the restoration is a work in progress and that the lower deck of the boat is accessed via a ladder-like set of stairs (with a railing). After our tour, we’ll have lunch at KO Pies at the shipyard. BHV members and their guests and prospective members: $10 (a donation to help with restoration efforts).