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26100. (framed photograph) Succonnessett Light Ship No. 6.

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26100. (framed photograph) Succonnessett Light Ship No. 6.

26100. (framed photograph) Succonnessett Light Ship No. 6. Light Ship No. 6 was built in 1855 at Somerset, Mass. She was oak framed and planked, 2 masts with a single daymark at the masthead. She was 80 feet long and was schooner rigged. Her lighting apparatus consisted of a single lantern on the mainmast, 8 oil lamps w/reflectors. During her career she served on Succonnesset Shoal (MA) 1862-1912:, 1912-1915: Relief (MA), Cross Rip (MA) 1915-1918. On February 4, 1918, she lost her anchor in a severe storm and went adrift trapped in pack ice. She was reported drifting slowly eastward in moving ice and on February 5 was sighted by the keeper of Great Point Lighthouse still trapped in heavy ice east of the Great Round Shoal lightship. The Lighthouse Tender AZALEA, Relief LV 90, and naval vessels were dispatched to the area to search but nothing found. She was lost with 6 men aboard. In 1933 the Government dredge W L MARSHALL found parts of frame, planking and windlass believed to be from LV 6. Photo is a large, b/w measuring 11” x 14” and is mounted on mat and framed to 16” x 18 ½”. Below the photo typed description is mounted below the photo. Close, clear view. Presentable with some cleaning, or would be striking if re-matted and framed. (VG-). $235.