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Lightship Handkerchief at sea, location unknown, undated

Item Information

Title:
Lightship Handkerchief at sea, location unknown, undated
Description:
Image of the lightship Handkerchief, No. 4 possibly in Nantucket Sound. Lightships were used in addition to lighthouses to guide ships through shipping paths that could be treacherous. The ship has an emergency life boat, crewmen on deck and an American flag flying from the sail.
Date:
1925
Format:
Photographs
Genre:
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Location:
Historic New England
Collection (local):
PC055: General marine photographic collection
Subjects:
lightships
safety
shipping
flags
Places:
Hankerchief (Lightship)
Extent:
1 photograph
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Terms of Use:
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Identifier:
189810
Call #:
PC055.TMP.005