On Aug. 21 and 22, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and 9 a.m.-4 p.m., respectively, Nantucket Lightship/LV-112, a National Historic Landmark and the largest U.S. Lightship ever built, reactivated its Radio Control Room and will participate in the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend.
More than 400 lighthouses, including lightships will be broadcasting and receiving messages utilizing voice broadcasting as well as Morse Code to and from more than 45 countries all over the world (i.e., South Africa, Mexico, Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Chile, Russia, Cuba, Europe, etc.) via ham radio from Nantucket Lightship's Radio Room. The United States Lightship Museum, stewards of LV-112, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is inviting the public to participate, especially children. Participants will be able to personally listen and talk with people from other countries on the radio. Nantucket lightship so far, will be the only broadcasting station in New England participating in this unique international event.
Although Nantucket / LV-112 is currently undergoing restoration,
events and limited tours on the ship are still being scheduled.