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Hog Island Shoal Lightship LV-12 (2)

Hog Island Shoal Lightship LV-12
 Courtesy of the National Archives 


Location: Southeast end of Hog Island Shoal
1885 - 1901 Lat 41 37 48 N - Long 71 16 18 W
Year Built: 1846
Design: Wood-white oak and locust; copper and galvanized iron fastening; 2 mast; lantern and square day
Design: mark on foremast only
Length: 72' (lbp); Beam: 20' 6"; Draft: 9'7"; Tonnage: 159 gross
Illuminating Apparatus: Single lantern on foremast, 8 oil lamps with reflectors
Propulsion: Sail-schooner rig
Years on Station: 1885 - 1901
Status: Sold at auction in 1903
Light Characteristic: Occulting White every 4 seconds
Range: 4 miles
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