MISSING THE HISTORIC (LAND)MARK
Was reading the “Cool Ports of Call” article from April because it mentions the lightship Huron. The article states that it’s the only lightship with the designation of being a National Historic Landmark, and I don’t believe that is true.
I know the article is a few months old but someone might want to check it out.
Have a good one! Jaclyn Dietz
Dear Jaclyn, You are factually correct: the lightship Huron is not the only lightship that has been designated a National Historic Landmark. There are actually eight lightships that have National Historic Landmark status according to Wikipedia: Lightship No. 87, Ambrose; Lightship No. 103, Huron; Lightship No, 83, Swiftsure; Lightship No. 101, Portsmouth; Lightship No. 112, Nantucket; Lightship No. 116, Chesapeake; Lightship WAL604, Columbia; and Lightship WAL-605, Relief. Huron does appear to be the only surviving lightship that served the Great Lakes, so we are going to give ourselves half credit for that editorial error. We appreciate you bringing it to our attention as we have a great love for lightships! —BKL