This lightship was at the following stations:
1951-1969: San Francisco (CA)
1969-1971: Blunts Reef (CA)
1971-1975: Portland (ME)
1975-1983: Nantucket Shoals (MA).
It was acquired by the Metropolitan District Commission in 1985. After being restored by a local friends group (The Friends of Nantucket 1), it was sold on eBay to Bill Golden of Boston, who remodeled the interior. The vessel is for sale again as of late January 2006, at an asking price of $7.6 million.
Description of Tower: Red, 128-foot, two-masted steel lightship.
This light is not operational
Date Established: 1950
Date Deactivated: 1985
Current Use: Timeshare condo, function space.