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2667. (lithographed print) Ambrose Channel Relief Lightship No. 78 Struck by SS Green Bay by Dianna Garrison.

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2667. (lithographed print) Ambrose Channel Relief Lightship No. 78 Struck by SS Green Bay by Dianna Garrison.

2667. (lithographed print) Ambrose Channel Relief Lightship No. 78 Struck by SS Green Bay by Dianna Garrison. Limited edition lithographed print, signed and numbered of 2000 by noted North Carolina artist Dianna Garrison is a sought after work of art. Originally painted by popular marine artist Dianna Garrison, image is printed on quality stock paper with fade resistant inks.

This wonderful large, full colored print from the Artist’s 1990 painting, depicts the bow of the S. S. Green Bay penetrating the fog just seconds before striking the Ambrose Relief Lightship on a June night in 1960. Boatswain’s Mate Bobby Pierce barely had time to sound the lightship’s general alarm when she was struck on the starboard side by the 10,270 ton freighter. Scrambling for rafts, the nine-man crew barely made it to safety before she sank, stern first.

The Relief Lightship No. 78 / WAL 505 was struck and sunk by the freighter SS Green Bay after 4:00am on June 24, 1960 in dense fog. The Freighter SS Green Bay, outbound from New York Harbor in dense fog and zero visibility, collided with the USCG Lightship RELIEF No. 78 / WAL505 on Ambrose Channel Lightship Station (relieving Ambrose Lightship WLV 613). Relief was rammed amidships on the starboard side, resulting in a jagged hole at least two feet wide extending from the weather deck & narrowing downward towards the keel. The Relief sank on station approximately ten minutes later. No lives were lost, as all nine crewmen abandoned ship in a inflatable life raft. The overall size is 19.5 x 24 inches, the total image size is 16.5 x 22 inches. Titled in script “The Ambrose channel Relief Lightship moments before the collision with the Freighter Green Bay June 29th 1960.” [official records indicate June 24 as the date of collision]. Beautifully done, would be perfect framed. All prints are signed and numbered by the artist in a limited edition of 2000 prints and are printed on heavy weight paper under the direct supervision of the artist. One remaining. Shipped rolled, a few light creases but just fine for framing. (M). $34.95.