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Lightship Chesapeake

Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 19 December 2013 in Miscellaneous.

Since 1820, several lightships have served at the lightship station at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. The lightship Chesapeake was built in 1930. In the 1960s with the introduction of automated buoys as well as permanent light stations, the lightship fleet was slowly mothballed. Chesapeake left her station at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay in September 1965 when she was replaced by a large, manned light tower. The Chesapeake was decommissioned on January 6, 1971 and now is part of the Baltimore Maritime Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

© Copyright 2019 Elaine Hancock, All Rights Reserved

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Lovely shot and interesting story of the lightships.

19 Dec 2013 6:32am

omid from mashhad, Iran

It's a very nice shot
with beautiful frame, colors & lighting!

19 Dec 2013 7:11am

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Jolie lumière, j'aime le cadrage et le graphisme de l'immeuble en arrière plan !

19 Dec 2013 7:35am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Lovely looking vessel and so good it's been preserved

19 Dec 2013 7:43am

Graciel.la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Thanks Elaine to explain this story. I dontt know.
A good image.

19 Dec 2013 8:27am

jean pierre from paris, France

excellent cadrage et merci pour l'explication!! amitiés

19 Dec 2013 8:33am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel rouge et cette inscription blanche sur le bâteau et ce fond mervielleux.

19 Dec 2013 9:52am

Robert from BOUSVAL, Belgium

I did not know boats were used as lighthouse. I like the background very graphic

19 Dec 2013 10:39am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Lovely colour and very nice framing with those strong verticals

19 Dec 2013 12:33pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

beau travail sur les lignes !!! excellent rendu pour cette photo.

19 Dec 2013 1:18pm

Frances from Massachusetts, United States

Superb capture Elaine. There is an almost identical lightship in Boston, called the Nantucket. These ships are well worth preserving, and this one is a beauty. 5*

19 Dec 2013 1:21pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A beautiful shot of this old sentinel! Nicely captured Elaine! ;-)

19 Dec 2013 2:24pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful capture of the nice ship in beautiful colors. I like the beautiful graphic of the building as its background.

19 Dec 2013 2:53pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful composition . And interesting !

19 Dec 2013 5:02pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine looking light ship. I'm glad this fine looking ship still provides a service to the public.

19 Dec 2013 5:06pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Beautifully composed - with lovely light and vibrant color

19 Dec 2013 6:39pm

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

Very interesting architecture and graphics of it, with the left clear grey stripe to complete the main brown dominance.
The whole composition is very good but I wonder if the boat wouldn't have needed a slight extra sharpness. But in those strong sun's conditions, not always easy to realize what is going on :-)

19 Dec 2013 9:03pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Wonderful perspective and detail.

20 Dec 2013 4:04am

L'angevine from Angers, France

ça y est ça me fait penser à un cheeseburger au poisson

20 Dec 2013 3:18pm

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

Un cheeseburger au poisson ???

20 Dec 2013 7:02pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great clarity and details … love the rich colors too … fantastic photo!

20 Dec 2013 8:06pm