Nantucket Lightship/LV-112

Museum Membership

When you become a member of the United States Lightship Museum (USLM), you will be helping to rescue and preserve Nantucket Lightship / LV-112, a National Historic Landmark and precious national treasure that is an important part of our nation’s maritime heritage and culture. Plus you will have the satisfaction of knowing you are a contributing partner in the legacy of the world’s most famous and largest U.S. lightship ever built!

The United States Lightship Museum (USLM) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization entirely composed of volunteers who include former U.S. Coast Guard lightship veterans, maritime historians and enthusiasts. Anyone who has an interest and passion for maritime history is welcome to participate. Join today!

Volunteers at the Wheel of LV-112A new beginning

Nantucket / LV-112 is currently berthed in its homeport of Boston Harbor. In addition, LV-112 is being prepared for dry-dock service, maintenance and is in the beginning stages of the restoration process.

LV-112 is currently in need of restoration, which includes miscellaneous repairs, general cleaning and painting of her hull, topsides and super-structure. An important and crucial portion of the restoration process will be completed in dry-dock. The museum’s goal is to complete most of the restoration by Fall 2011. Upon completion of the dry-dock work, we will open sections of LV-112 to the general public for limited tours during the remainder of the restoration process.

Volunteer working on LV-112's ladderThe USLM’s ultimate goal is to have LV-112 fully operational in 2011 for limited events and educational cruises. In addition, LV-112 will berthed most of the time and open to the general public as a floating museum and educational center.

The USLM is planning to open the galley to its members and guests for breakfast, lunch, snacks and supper during museum hours and special events. Also, LV-112 will be available for private and corporate functions. The USLM also will be making LV-112 available to individuals and groups for overnight accommodations.

Experience what shipboard life was like on LV-112! To join, please download the printable Membership form and mail it to us with your payment. Thank you!

 

Basic Museum Membership:

Includes—Museum Membership Card, free unlimited admission, subscription to the Museum Quarterly eNewsletter, invitations and discounts to museum programs and member’s only events, and a 10% discount in the USLM Museum Website Store (currently under development). The USLM is a member of the Council of Maritime Museums (CAMM) and the Historic Naval Ships Association (HNSA). All USLM members will be granted reciprocal privileges (free admission) at participating CAMM institutions. NOTE: LV-112 is currently undergoing restoration. Overnight accommodations are unavailable until further notice - visitation and tours are by appointment only. Contact: 617.797.0135 or rmmjr2@comcast.net


Individual: $25
Includes basic membership privileges

Family: $35
Includes basic membership privileges plus two adults and their children or grandchildren—under 18 years of age

Friend: $50
Includes family membership privileges plus two guest admissions

Patron: $75
Includes family membership privileges plus 4 guest admissions

Partner: $150
Includes family membership privileges plus 6 guest admissions

Corporate: $250
Includes basic membership privileges plus 8 guest admissions, a private tour, one overnight accommodation for two individuals** and a one time use of Nantucket / LV-112 for a private function for up to 50 guests

Benefactor: $500
Includes family membership privileges plus 8 guest admissions, a private tour, one overnight accommodation for two individuals** and a one time use of Nantucket / LV-112 for a private function for up to 50 guests

Lifetime Membership: $1000 
Includes family membership privileges plus 8 guest admissions, a private tour, two overnight accommodations for two individuals** and a two-time use of Nantucket / LV-112 for a private function*** up to 50 guests


Member Shipboard Accommodations
Members who have accommodation privileges must schedule them in advance with the museum administration office and are subject to availability on a first come-first serve basis. To request more information, please contact: 617.797.0135 or rmmjr2@comcast.net

 

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Crew’s Quarters includes two bunks with sink, shower and head
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Captain’s Quarters include one bunk, sink, private shower and head
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Food and beverages must be arranged and supplied by the member host