Floating lighthouses, like one near Milwaukee, guided mariners for centuries
By: Bobby Tanzilo, OnMilwaukee
This story from the Wisconsin Marine Historical Society was researched and written by respected lighthouse experts Ken and Barb andWardius:
A lightship is a vessel that acts as a lighthouse. Sometimes called a floating lighthouse, lightvessel, or lightboat, the lightship was located primarily in an area where it was difficult or impractical to economically construct a traditional lighthouse.
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