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Light Vessel 114, Fire Island


Light Vessel 114, Fire Island
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Light Vessel 114 was built in Portland, Oregon and launched in 1930.  It was stationed about nine miles off Long Island, New York, lighting the path to New York City and supplementing the Fire Island Lighthouse.  It remained on that station until 1942.  After that, it served on several other stations until being decommissioned in 1971.  It was scraped in 2007.


The 1/93 scale model was based on Lindberg's "Nantucket" lightship plastic kit with scratch-built deck houses, smoke stack, rails, and other fittings, to conform with photographs of the original vessel in 1930.


Really nice job!  I saw one of the light boats on the Delaware shore and thought it would be neat to model one of these interesting subjects.  Your model is a really good representation of the real thing, fantastic!

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