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Lightship bell raised from ocean's depths

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Postby Paul » Mon Nov 08, 2004 7:44 pm


:D Lightship bell raised from ocean's depths :yay:

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Postby beachbum1616 » Mon Nov 08, 2004 8:31 pm


An great piece of history saved :!:
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Postby COTA » Tue Nov 09, 2004 4:43 am


Indeed, great news!! :yay: Thanks for the post!
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Postby plebetkin » Tue Nov 09, 2004 7:01 am


<a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008_ZNxdm835XXUS' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/12/12_1_212.gif' border=0></a> coudn't find a better bell. It's fascinating to watch young kids at lighthouses where a fog bell is in place.
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Postby Hersh » Tue Nov 09, 2004 10:26 am


Thanks for the story Paul, I'd never heard of this lightship's demise before.... Such a sad story.

Raising a ship's bell for a memorial is a great gesture, I hope it will be displayed prominently like the bell from the Fitz is at Whitefish point.
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Postby cawteener » Tue Nov 09, 2004 8:27 pm


:yay:
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Postby buster » Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:25 pm


Thanks for the info. :)
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Postby island » Sat Mar 12, 2005 2:48 pm


US sues shipwreck divers in bid to recover artifacts
By Shelley Murphy, Globe Staff | March 12, 2005

The federal government took a group of divers to court yesterday and demanded the return of artifacts recovered from a deadly 1934 shipwreck 50 miles south of Nantucket.

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The US Justice Department had filed a civil suit alleging that divers belonging to a group called the Boston Sea Rovers salvaged items last year from the Lightship Nantucket (Vessel 117), even though the Coast Guard had warned them in 1999 not to disrupt the underwater gravesite.

The vessel, which belonged to the US Lighthouse Service and flashed a beacon to warn ships that they were approaching Nantucket Shoals, was rammed in heavy fog on May 15, 1934, by the British White Star luxury liner SS Olympic, the sister ship to the Titanic. Four sailors went down with the ship, and their remains were never recovered. Three people on the Olympic died.

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Postby Hersh » Sat Mar 12, 2005 3:57 pm


I don't know much about salvage law and that kind of thing, but I'm all for preserving the sanctity of what became a grave for those sailors.

Sounds a lot like the situation with the Fitzgerald, once they took the light they pledged never to disturb the site again.
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Postby beachbum1616 » Sun Mar 13, 2005 10:05 am


Mike,

I thought the same thing about the Fitz as I was reading this. It will be interesting to see what comes from the civil suit.
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