MISS­ING THE HIS­TORIC (LAND)MARK

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Hey there!

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

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