Lost Lightship Sailors Memorial

Lost Lightship Sailors Memorial (HM1ML5)

Location: New Bedford, MA 02740 Bristol County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 38.032', W 70° 55.265'

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Text on Upper Front (East) Side of Memorial:

Lost Lightship Sailors Memorial

This Memorial created in Memory of
All Lightship Sailors lost in performance of duties
Inspired by Harold Flagg, LV 73

These names added in 2014

John Walton 26 June 1837, Craysfort Lightship LV-AA
Edward Walter Preston 1937, LV 106 / 528 Relief
Charles G. Massey, 15 Jan. 1951, LV 101 / WAL 539 Overfalls
Raymond Woodrow Gifford Sr. 21 Nov. 1961, LV 110 / WAL 532 Relief

Text on Lower Front (East) Side of Memorial:

LV6 Cross Rip 1918 · LV117 Nantucket Shoals 1934 · LV73 Vineyard Sound 1944

In Tribute to
the Heroes of the
United States
Lightship Service

Who gave their lives
service to fellow Mariners

New Bedford, Massachusetts

Text on the Plaque affixed to the Lower Front (East) Side of Memorial:


This bell, mounted aboard the Vineyard Light-
house, once rand to warn ships of dangerous
reefs located near the entrances to Buzzard's
Bay and Vineyard Sound. On September 14,
1944, the Lighthouse sank at the height of a
hurricane with the loss of all 13 men on board.

Nineteen years later, the ships bell was
brought up by the Fairhaven Whalers Diving
Club and presented to the Life Saving
Museum of Cape Cod National Seashore.

Text on Right (North) Side of Memorial:

Vineyard Lightship LV#73
Lost September 14-15 1944

Captain J Edgar Sevigny CWO
Edward Steckling MMC
John Koloski MM2
Richard R. Talbot SC2
Lawrence R. Starratt MM3
Frederick J Stelter WT3
Peter P Michalack SN1
John J Stimac SN1
Jack M Hammett SN1
J.G. Gordon SN1
Allen L. Hull SN2
Constantine Vangel SN2

Text on Upper Back (West) Side of Memorial:

U. S. C. G.
Lightship Sailors
Association Inc.

Maintained by the USCG Lightship Sailors Association INT, Inc.

Text on Lower Front (West) Side of Memorial:

For These Honored Dead we Keep the Beacon Bright

· Five Fathom Bank Lightship LV#37-Launch lost April 22, 1874: Charles P. Smith, Captain, Frank Willetts SC · Cross Ledge Lightship LV#19-Launch lost October 29, 1875: Three lost · Five Fathom Station [Relief] LV#37-Lost August 24, 1893: H. Selover Assistant Engineer, Carl J. Westling SN, George Richardson SN · Rush Bluff Lightship LV#46 - August 28, 1893: Two lost · Hens & Chickens Lightship LV#2-Launch lost 1897: Two lost · Buffalo Lightship LV#82 - Lost November 10, 1913: Hugh H. Williams, Captain, Andrew Lehy Mate, Charles Butler Chief Engineer, Cornelius Lahey Assistant Engineer, Peter Mackey SC, William Jensen SN · Cross Rip Lightship LV#6-Lost February 5, 1918: Henry F. Joy 1st Mate, Frank Johnson MM, William Rose SC, Almon Wixon SN, Arthur C. Joy SN, E.H. Phillips SN · Lightship LV#95 [Relief] July 1938: Lost Christophore Lasdine Captain · Stonehorse Lightship LV#103-Launch lost May 18, 1955: John D. Mortimer SA · Portland Lightship LV#111 - February 21, 1955: William Iakicic SN · Huron Lightship LV#103-Launch lost May 7, 1958: Robert J. Gullickson SN

Text on Left (South) Side of Memorial:

Nantucket Lightship LV#117
Lost May 15, 1934

William W. Perry Engineer
Isaac Pina SC1
Alfrdo Monteiro SC2
John M Fortes SN
Ernest B. George SN
Matthew S. Rodriques SN
Justin F. Richmond Oiler

Later Lost Due to Injuries
George Brathwaite Mate
Clinton Mosher 1st Mate
John F. Perry
HM NumberHM1ML5
Year Placed1999
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, August 7th, 2015 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 339988 N 4610908
Decimal Degrees41.63386667, -70.92108333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 38.032', W 70° 55.265'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 38' 1.92" N, 70° 55' 15.9" W
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Area Code(s)508, 774
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 210-214 MacArthur Dr, New Bedford MA 02740, US
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