Handkerchief Shoal, 1858-1951

Location & historical notes: Massachusetts, located near the eastern end of Nantucket Sound, guarding the extensive Handkerchief Shoal and serving as a reference mark for the western entrance to the Pollock Rip Channel.  Moored about 4.5 miles SSW of Monomoy Point and five miles northerly from Great Point Nantucket.  The station was replaced by a lighted whistle buoy.

Lightships assigned:

1858-1916: LV-4

1916-1923: LV-3

1923-1924: LV-41

1930-1951: LV-98 / WAL-521

Back to Lightship Stations and the Ships that served on them.

marble pink lines

Copyright 2003  United States Coast Guard Lightship Sailors Association INC. All rights reserved. Copyrights also protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998
Revised: 10/23/06.