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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Lightship Swiftsure, Seattle, Washington

This lightship is moored at the Marine Heritage Centre on Lake Union near downtown Seattle, Washington. This ship was comissioned in 1904 and originally served as a lightship in California. It was first stationed on the Mendicino coast and later in the San Francisco area. It moved to Washington in 1951 and served as a relief lightship at locations off the Washington coast. The ship was decomissioned in 1960 after 56 years of service (including serving as a coastal patrol boat for the US Navy during WWII). The ship is designated LV83. There are a number of other vintage vessels moored nearby. Photos taken in August 2009.


  1. I have a passion for photographing nature but I also have a few lighthouses in my collection. I think I'd like to live in one for a while.

    Beautiful photos Neal.

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