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11362. (photo) U.S. Lightship Ambrose WLV-613 c.1960.

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11362. (photo) U.S. Lightship Ambrose WLV-613 c.1960.

11362. (photo) U.S. Lightship Ambrose WLV-613 c.1960. Clear, close original full 18” x 22” U.S. Coast Guard photo shows great detail of the Ambrose Lightship underway to her station guarding New York’s outer harbor. In 1952, the Lightship Ambrose (WLV 613) was commissioned and became the last lightship to mark the Ambrose Channel when she was replaced by a Texas Tower in August 1967. She was reassigned as a relief ship on the Massachusetts coastline from 1967–75, and then renamed Nantucket II when she was reassigned to Nantucket Shoals. Photo is unusually large and comes from a lot of large U.S. Coast Guard photos. b/w, clear and close view, some damage to edges, tears and creases to lower right corner, 2” tear in sky upper right, edge wear. However, damage does not affect image. Would be striking matted and framed. (G+). $58.