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As I worked along the Red Hook shore yesterday, my eyes did espy a bright red ship with tall masts and large white letters . . . a large trawler, a research vessel? I thought.
As it rounded the Battery, its identity became clear . . . a lightship!! And moving under its own power! It could only mean . . .
Nantucket, the restored vessel out of Boston.
Although I was too far south to get a close-up and lacked a chase boat, I did feel my day brightened after this. Here’s more on the lightships.