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Legacy of Lightships ~ Retired Saquatucket Harbormaster Tom Leach

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Cape Cod Maritime Museum

Cape Cod Maritime Museum

135 South St.

Hyannis, MA 02601

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Utilized in New England from the mid-1800s to the mid 1900s, Lightships were floating lighthouses, vessels stationed at angry shoals to warn passersby and assure them a safe passage.

Crew on board these vessels, often stationed for weeks at a time, not only braved the most dangerous of conditions, but were quite often in danger of being rammed, sunk, or lost at sea. The last of the lightships were phased out completely in 1985, replaced by large navigational buoys.

Tom Leach, Waterfront/Sailing Director at Pleasant Bay Community Boating and retired Harwich Harbormaster/Natural Resources Director will deliver a talk on the history of lightships on Cape Cod. His talk will coincide with the museum’s lightship exhibit.

Mr. Leach is also an accomplished painter of maritime subjects -- you probably remember his artwork from the Cape Cod Maritime Museums's successful 2019 exhibit, Cape Cod: An Artist's View.

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Hyannis, MA 02601

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