Nantucket Lightship/LV-112

Volunteer Information

Volunteers helping LV-112's pre-tow projects in Oyster Bay

Volunteers that helped with LV-112's pre-tow projects in Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY during a bitterly cold 2010 January weekend. Many of the volunteers were from the Lightship Sailors Association, flew in from all parts of the U.S. and were former LV-112, U.S. Coast Guard crew members. Also, present, is the regular crew of local volunteers from the Oyster Bay area.


Become a volunteer

The United States Lightship Museum is looking for volunteers who are passionate and committed to preserving historic properties and artifacts. As a volunteer, you will be involved in helping to restore and preserve one of our nation’s most unique maritime treasures — Nantucket Lightship / LV-112, a designated National Historic Landmark. Moreover, you will meet a group of people who share your interests and commitment to historic preservation. In addition, the LV-112 Preservation Project will provide an exceptional teaching and learning environment — a floating learning center We are looking for individuals willing to volunteer their time in the following areas:

Volunteers securing LV-112
A group of students helps with securing LV-112's dock lines.
A volunteer making repairs on the watertight door seal.
  • Administration
  • Mechanical repair (marine diesel engines, air compressors, electrical generators, etc.)
  • Welding/metal fabrication
  • Plumbing/heating
  • Preparation and paint (all phases of metal prep, sandblasting, etc.)
  • Tour guides
  • Research
  • Writing and editing (website / newsletter)
  • Desktop publishing (MAC)
  • Photography/videography
  • Grant writing
  • Marine electrical systems
  • General miscellaneous duties





Volunteers break for lunch

The January weekend volunteers breaking for lunch, enjoying hearty, hot, homemade soup and fish chowder with all the fixings in LV-112's heated Galley.


The United States Lightship Museum is composed entirely of volunteers who include former U.S. Coast Guard lightship veterans, maritime historians and enthusiasts. Moreover, we are looking for anyone who has an interest and passion for maritime history.

Please click on the printable volunteer form and mail it to: United States Lightship Museum, P.O. Box 454, Amesbury, MA 01913