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Tour Of Nantucket Lightship (10:15 A.M. At Bowdoin T)
Monday, August 30, 2021, 10:15 AM
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Tour the Nantucket Lightship, a US Coast Guard floating lighthouse that guided ships past the treacherous Nantucket Shoals from 1936 to 1975, with Robert Mannino, President of the U.S. Lightship Museum and our recent Conversations with. . . speaker. The Nantucket was on the verge of being scrapped until Bob founded a nonprofit to buy and restore it. Joan Doucette will lead this outing.
Meet at the Bowdoin T Station at 10:15 a.m. for the short ride to the Maverick stop in East Boston. It’s an 8/10 mile walk, or a short bus ride, from Maverick to where the Nantucket Lightship is docked. Our ship tour begins at 11:00 AM. Please note that the restoration is a work in progress and that the lower deck of the boat is accessed via a ladder-like set of stairs (with a railing). After the tour, optional lunch will be at local Italian eatery D'Parma near the Maverick T. Pay individually for lunch. BHV members and their guests and prospective members: $10 (a donation to help with the lightship restoration efforts). Registration is required.