Lightship on the block for $1, otherNantucket news

   The Nantucket shown above, docked in Nantucket Harbor in '04. Photo by John Fitts.

The LV-112, the largest lightship ever built for sale

iqtype_01By Joshua Balling, I&M Managing Editor

For sale: The largest lightship ever built, paid for by the British government after her predecessor was cut in half and sunk by the sister ship of the Titanic.

The 148-foot, 1,050-ton LV-112 stood sentinel 50 miles off the southeast coast of the island for the better part of four decades, marking the shoals that threatened to tear the guts from freighters and cruise ships bound for New York, Boston and Philadelphia. She is currently docked in Oyster Bay, Long Island.

The price: A very affordable $1. But there's a catch.

The former Nantucket lightship needs constant maintenance and repair, and she'll only be sold to a nonprofit organization willing to keep her open to the public as a tangible reminder of the men who spent solitary weeks at sea protecting their ocean-going brethren and the ships they sailed...

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Special election recount Saturday

The recount of ballots cast in the Nov. 21 special election for an interim seat on the Board of Selectmen will begin Saturday at 8 a.m. in the Nantucket High School cafeteria...

Growth management meeting Monday

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