January 18, 2013

Instagram Tour: Nantucket Lightship

Prow of the Nantucket Lightship/LV-112

photo by: Roberta Lane

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my time at the National Trust, it’s that people love lighthouses. I’ve had the privilege of working with a passionate, effective corps of advocates for these romantic beacons, and have often met fans who make a point of visiting lighthouses while touring around our country.

There is a similar band of preservationists focused on saving historic vessels. I think people are so compelled by these elements of our maritime heritage because they represent the best of the American spirit -- ingenuity, grit, sacrifice, and adventure.

So I find it really satisfying, but not surprising, to see how much delight is inspired by the Nantucket Lightship/LV-112, a floating lighthouse and one of our National Treasures. You can learn more about the Lightship and our work there on SavingPlaces.org, but in the meantime, enjoy a photographic jaunt through this endearing (floating) place.

Aboard the Nantucket Lightship/LV-112

photo by: Roberta Lane

Bell aboard the Nantucket Lightship/LV-112

photo by: Roberta Lane

Interior of the Nantucket Lightship/LV-112

photo by: Roberta Lane

View from porthole on Nantucket Lightship/LV-112

photo by: Roberta Lane

Find me on Instagram at robertal7, and the National Trust at SavingPlaces.

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