Buzzards Bay,1954-1961

Location & historical notes: Massachusetts, located 4.2 miles and 256 degrees from Cuttyhunk Light at the western entrance to Buzzards Bay.  The Vineyard Sound and Hen & Chickens stations were replaced simultaneously by the Buzzards Bay station which was established at a new location to better serve Buzzards Bay traffic lanes and at the same time serve as a reference mark for diminishing traffic using Vineyard Sound.  The station was eventually replaced by the Buzzards Bay Light tower.

Lightships assigned:

1954-1959: LV-86 / WAL-511

1959-1961: LV-110 / WAL-532

Lightship Stations and the Ships that served on them

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