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Old Lightship New Bedford springs a leak

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Postby mylights » Fri Jun 02, 2006 12:15 pm


Old Lightship New Bedford springs a leak

The Lightship New Bedford, built in 1930, flipped on its side in the harbor due to a leak. It could remain that way for at least a week, officials said.

http://www.southcoasttoday.com/daily/06 ... 3local.htm
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Postby Larry » Fri Jun 02, 2006 4:12 pm


oops.

This is a shame. I hope they can "right the ship", as they say.
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Postby epona » Sat Jun 03, 2006 2:21 am


It would appear that the group who maintains this lightship was not keeping up maintenance. They where aware that the ship was leaking and did not attend to it in the correct fashion.

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Postby mylights » Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:42 pm


Read also this E-mail. Send to Lighthouse Directory.

http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/lighthouse/ ... newbedford
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Postby rocky5128 » Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:59 pm


In my line of work we would say that this is a case of poor proper preventative maintanance. It would have been a lot cheaper to fix it when it was first noticed, I guess they now are going to have to pay about 10-15 times more than the original repair price because now a lot more needs to be fixed.
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Postby epona » Fri Jun 09, 2006 3:06 am


What this situation brings to the forefront for me is often groups and organizations put off doing repairs to what ever.

Another thing worth noting - I do not believe that we can or should ask or depend on handouts from any government things like this lightship. The monies for upkeep and repairs should be coming from private groups and citizens no matter where in the world the action is needed.

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Postby mylights » Fri Jun 09, 2006 4:58 am


New Standard writes in 1998

"New Bedford Lightship is rotting away in the city harbor"

http://www.s-t.com/daily/07-98/07-11-98/a01lo002.htm

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Postby mylights » Sun Jul 23, 2006 11:36 am


Read on the site of Lighthouse Directory

Lightship New Bedford may be scrapped

http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/lighthouse/news/ma_news.html#newbedford

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Postby epona » Sun Jul 23, 2006 1:01 pm


This is a real strange question, can this lightship be put into dry storage. i is going take a bit of time to get a group and the monies needed to restore her. I am sure this would cost a bit of money even if a place could be found. I am sure that their are many factors to be considered it anyone wanted to do this.

Also what would this lightship bring in money wise if it is scrapped? If the this lightship is scrapped is their anything on her that could be salvaged and put into a museum. Would any museum or group want any items from her?

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Postby mylights » Sun Jul 23, 2006 1:17 pm


(by the end of July).


That's only seven days. A verry short time.

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