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#157325 - 12/11/06 10:13 PM L/S Nantucket for sale?
Dave H Online
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Registered: 12/31/69
Posts: 7832
Loc: Kokomo, IN
I received a tip that the L/S Nantucket (the one owned by the ever plagued National Lighthouse Museum) might be up for sale. At the bargain price of a measly buck, no less. This Boston Globe article suggests that the ship might be sold if someone can find the way to restore it.

Here\'s an interesting thought on the possibility, suggesting that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts should buy it.

And, here is a post looking for volunteers to help restore the lightship.

Now, if everyone on the forums would just kick in a grand we could have our own lightship and be able to work on restoration. I can see it now: a beautifully restored lightship with the word "WACKO" in large letter down the side....

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#157326 - 12/12/06 05:17 AM Re: L/S Nantucket for sale?
Lightshipfan Offline
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Registered: 06/02/05
Posts: 140
Loc: Baltic Sea, Germany
Count us in Dave! What a wonderful idea - I would love to support the WACKO projekt.

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#157327 - 12/12/06 06:52 AM Re: L/S Nantucket for sale?
Lighthouse Duo Offline
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Registered: 04/19/05
Posts: 2754
Loc: West Country, UK
It really is a no brainer... BUT...
Well I can't afford a grand! But what ever I can do, like "makeing a noise" about it... just let me know!
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#157328 - 12/12/06 07:40 PM Re: L/S Nantucket for sale?
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Registered: 12/27/02
Posts: 3298
Loc: Central New Jersey
That'd be pretty cool...Lightship Wacko...get a ham callsign HLCF or something...

Snapping out of dreamy mode...

I'd love to get involved in restoring the Nantucket, if it was close enough (Boston counts as close enough). That'd be fun to help with, Wacko project or not...
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#157329 - 12/12/06 10:49 PM Re: L/S Nantucket for sale?
seagirt Offline
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Registered: 12/27/02
Posts: 3298
Loc: Central New Jersey
Well, I just sent an email to the guy who posted the Craigslist ad. I said that I'd like to help however possible. I think it'd be really great to help out with this.

I also referred him to the CF, in case he was interested. Nice to spread the Wacko word.
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#157330 - 12/15/06 02:25 PM Re: L/S Nantucket for sale?
BeaconBob Offline
Super Wacko

Registered: 09/26/06
Posts: 577
Loc: South Jersey ... not far from ...
I can see it now...back in the day...a ship is distressed and along comes another ship to help them...but they can't see it through the heavy fog...then out of the mist...the word WACKO appears!
I can just hear the distressed vessel say to themselves...."Great...here comes a WACKO...we're doomed now!" LOL

BTW: What a GREAT idea Dave!
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#157331 - 01/10/07 12:36 PM Re: L/S Nantucket for sale?
rscroope Offline
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Registered: 12/31/69
Posts: 6801
Loc: Long Island, New York, USA
Here's some local options being considered. Newsday 1/10/2007
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