Location & historical notes: Massachusetts, originally positioned off the northeast end of Tuckernuck Shoal in the approaches to Nantucket Harbor, then moved westward off Cross Rip Shoal.  An important waypoint during transit of Nantucket Sound, being at the narrowest part of the channel flanked by Cross Rip Shoal to the south and Horseshoe Shoal to the north.  Moored 7.4 miles and 077 degrees from Cape Poge Lighthouse on Martha's Vineyard.

The station was originally named Tuckernuck Shoal from 1828-1852, then moved and renamed Cross Rip.

Lightships assigned:

1828-1864: "H"

1864-1866: "G"

1867-1915: LV-5

1915-1918: LV-6

1918-1922: LV-20

? - 1923: LV-47

1923-1934: LV-66

1934-1937: LV-72

1937-1954: LV-96 / WAL-520

1954-1958: LV-110 / WAL-532

1958-1962: LV-118 / WAL-539

1962-1963: LV-102 / WAL-525

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