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Nantucket LV 112 On For International Lighthouse / Lightship Weekend:

from Bob Mannino on August 19, 2010
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Talk and listen to the world from Nantucket Lightship/LV-112
LV-112's Radio Control Room has been reactivated and will be participating in the International Lighthouse / Lightship Weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 17, 2010
Contacts: Robert Mannino Jr., 617.797.0135, rmmjr2@comcast.net
Christine Paul, 617.797.5548, cpaul2@comcast.net

When: On August 21-22 (Saturday, 9am - 5pm; Sunday, 9am - 4pm)

What: Nantucket Lightship / LV-112, a National Historic Landmark, the most famous lightship in the world and largest U.S. Lightship ever built, has reactivated its Radio Control Room and will be participating in the International Lighthouse / Lightship Weekend. Over 400 lighthouses, including lightships will be broadcasting and receiving messages utilizing voice broadcasting as well as Morse Code to and from over 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. Although Nantucket / LV-112 is currently undergoing restoration, we are still scheduling events and limited tours on the ship.

LV-112's involvement in this historic event, is being made possible by the Volunteers from the USS Cassin Young (Charlestown Navy Yard / National Park Service) HAM Radio Group. The Cassin Young Radio folks are also volunteering their time and effort to restore and operate LV-112's original Radio Room.

Purpose: The basic objective of the event is to promote public awareness of lighthouses and lightships and their need for preservation and restoration, to promote amateur radio foster International goodwill, and to create awarness of Nantucket Lightship / LV-112's historic contributions to the international community.

Where: Nantucket Lightship / LV-112, berthed at the Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina, 256 Marginal St., East Boston (Along the Harborwalk at the end of the pier). Closest MBTA subway stop is Maverick Square Station (Blue Line).

For more information, please log onto the links below:
http://illw.net/
http://www.nantucketlightshiplv-112.org/

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