Nantucket Lightship/LV-112
Special edition 2013

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Amex Industrial Services, Inc.
Association of Public Safety Communications Officials - Atlantic Chapter

Bluefin Robotics

 Boston Harbor 

Shipyard & Marina
The Boston Foundation
ThreeBees Fund

California Public Safety Radio Association 

  Cameron International Corporation


Claflin & Son

Nautical Antiques


Crandall Dry Dock Engineers


Capt. Robertson P. Dinsmore Fund

Donahue, Tucker &

Ciandella, PLLC 


East Boston Foundation


BAE Systems   


Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation

Fitzgerald Shipyard


Foss Maritime


J. Hewitt Marine

Electrical Services


H.F. Lenfest Fund


McAllister Towing & Transportation Co.


Joe and Pepette Mongrain

National Trust for    

Historic Preservation

New England 

Lighthouse Lovers

New London Maritime Society and Custom House Maritime Museum 



Industrial Marine Coatings Division
T & M Services

 Town of Oyster Bay, 

Long Island, NY

 U.S. Coast Guard Lightship Sailors Association 

 West Marine 

 USLM Members  

Verizon Foundation


Zuni Maritime Foundation

USS Zuni / USCG Tamaroa  

 Individual Donors




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Your Year-end Gift Will Help Save
Nantucket Lightship/LV-112 

Nantucket Lightship/LV-112

Thank you so much for your role in saving Nantucket Lightship/LV-112. Since the U.S. Lightship Museum (USLM) learned about the impending doom of LV-112, a "dead ship" with absolutely nothing operational, we have brought it back to life (see "before and after" restoration photos). The ship continues to need your help. By making a year-end gift to our 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, you will benefit from a 2013 tax deduction, as allowed by law.

Why support our lightship museum?
In the past four years, your donations have funded the transport of this magnificent ship, a National Historic Landmark, back to its homeport of Boston. The exterior restoration is nearly complete, and almost all lighting and communications systems have been reactivated. In 2012, the National Trust for Historic Preservation designated LV-112 a National Treasure, one of only 35 U.S. sites selected for this distinction. We have opened the ship for tours to the general public and school groups. The thank-you notes from schoolchildren say it all:

"I'll never forget the history of the ship and the brave people who worked on it."

"I hope the ship can be preserved for 100 years for chlldren to see an old lightship."

"My favorite part was when we rang the bell....It was the greatest day of my life." 

Boy ringing bell on Nantucket Lightship/LV-112


Critical needs in 2014

We are at a critical juncture. Our most pressing project, currently underway, is to restore LV-112's heating, plumbing and other interior systems. Without them, we are severely limited in our capabilities to serve schoolchildren, tourists and other groups with an interest in maritime history and marine/environmental sciences. Your generous donation will help us complete this much-needed work. We also plan to launch an innovative curriculum to engage kids in the fun of learning, combined with a field trip to Nantucket Lightship/LV-112.


Ways to give

Credit-card gifts need to be processed by December 31 to achieve a tax deduction in 2013; to donate via credit card, click here. To donate via check, payable to the "U.S. Lightship Museum/LV-112," please date it by December 31 and mail it soon thereafter (does not need to be in our hands by year's end). Mail to: U.S. Lightship Museum, P.O. 454, Amesbury, MA 01913.
Become a USLM Member Today
For a gift of $1,000 or more, donors will receive a limited-edition, fine-art print of the SS United States passing Nantucket/LV-112, signed by marine artist Gerald Levey
When you become a member of the U.S. Lightship Museum (USLM), you will be helping rescue and preserve Nantucket Lightship/LV-112, a National Historic Landmark and National Treasure that is an important part of our nation's maritime heritage. 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 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. For more information about the benefits and the USLM Membership program, click on USLM Membership.


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We thank everyone for their contributions  
and support during 2013

The United States Lightship Museum 

The U.S. Lightship Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue and preservation of Nantucket Lightship/LV-112, a National Historic Landmark and a National Treasure. LV-112 is a museum and floating learning center, open to the general public - a place for people of all ages to learn about our nation's seafaring history and the technologies that advanced the nautical and marine sciences.