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21411b. (photo) Launching Fire Island Lightship LV-114 c.1930.

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21411b. (photo) Launching Fire Island Lightship LV-114 c.1930.

21411b. (photo) Launching Fire Island Lightship LV-114 c.1930. Clear, close original 6” x 8” press photo shows great detail of new lightship as she slides down the ways at Portland, Oregon. This was the first time that the Lighthouse Service commissioned a vessel to be built on the west coast for east coast duty. After fitting out she would make the 6000 mile voyage to the entrance to New York Harbor where she would be stationed. Great detail of the vessel. Photo is b/w and includes description on back. Clear and close view. (VG+). $34.