Overfalls Lighthship (DE) Continues Restoration

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Postby wheland » Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:06 am

I got this e-mail from Bob Trapani earlier today.

Here's a thought I had after reading it- I was unaware that the lighthship being talked about was never actually the Overfalls Lighthship. It seems to me that the designation of lightships during thier time of active service and espaecially after being decommisioned is not very logical or easy to understand the reasoning behind it.

I have a second thought connected to it but will post it seperately so as to not confuse things even more- public & private monies for restoration projects.


"Good Morning,

The Cape Gazette in Lewes has a run a story entitled, "Operation Big Lift Next Step on Overfalls Restoration," which highlights the ongoing efforts of the Overfalls Maritime Museum Foundation in working to save the historic lightship along Lewes Canal. The OMMF has been unwavering in their efforts to save the lightship...if only everyone could see and understand all the work this dedicated group has done to pull the vessel back from the brink of being lost. Their next step is the biggest yet...a project to lift the vessel out of the water for much-needed repairs to the ship's hull. According to the news feature, this project may end up costing as much as $3 million dollars.

There are some amazing lighthouse restoration projects being undertaken around the country, but what the OMMF is doing with LV118 is just as amazing and worthy of our highest admiration...

http://www.capegazette.com/storiescurre ... 92206.html

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