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12235. (photo) Lightship No 72 Diamond Shoal, NC c.1910.

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12235. (photo) Lightship No 72 Diamond Shoal, NC c.1910.

12235. (photo) Lightship No 72 Diamond Shoal, NC c.1910. Close photo provides a good view of the lightship moored on station as workers from the lighthouse tender crew row toward the lightship with supplies. The boat appears to be a pulling version of the Monomoy surfboats, with fenders (of the type used by the Life-Saving Service) of 19ft. or 23ft. length. Such boats were used by lighthouse tenders as well, as they were a sturdy boat able to make way in heavy seas. Photo is clear, clean, great early detail, on postcard paper. Postmarked May 19, 1910. 3 ½” x 5 ½”. Rare offshore view. (VG). $88.