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Lightship Fire Island in dry dock

Photograph of the lightship Fire Island in dry dock. The ship was built in Portland by Albina Marine Iron Works and completed in 1930. Lightships serve as floating lighthouses; the ship in this photograph was initially stationed off Fire Island, New York. Also see image No. 371N5264.

Launching of lightship Fire Island in Portland

Photograph of the lightship Fire Island at its official launch on the Willamette River in Portland on June 14, 1930. Lightships serve as floating lighthouses; the lightship in this photograph was built in Portland by Albina Marine Iron Works. The launch occurred during the Portland Rose Festival, and the ship was christened by the festival queen, Caroline Hahn. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on June 14, 1930, under the headline “Queen Speeds Lightship Down Ways.” The photograph had the following caption: “Launching of craft to guide mariners past Fire Island in New York harbor.” Also on Page 1 was a brief story about the ship, headlined “Rose Fete Spirit Marks Launching.”

Lightship Fire Island in dry dock

Photograph of the lightship Fire Island in dry dock. The ship was built in Portland by Albina Marine Iron Works and completed in 1930. Lightships serve as floating lighthouses; the ship in this photograph was initially stationed off Fire Island, New York. Also see image No. 371N5264.

Launching of lightship Fire Island in Portland

Photograph of the lightship Fire Island at its official launch on the Willamette River in Portland on June 14, 1930. Lightships serve as floating lighthouses; the lightship in this photograph was built in Portland by Albina Marine Iron Works and was initially stationed off Fire Island, New York. The launch occurred during the Portland Rose Festival, and the ship was christened by the festival queen, Caroline Hahn. A similar photograph, image No. 371N5264, was published on Page 1 of the Oregon Journal on June 14, 1930. Also on Page 1 that day was a brief story about the ship, headlined “Rose Fete Spirit Marks Launching.”

Lightship Relief

Photograph of a lightship designated Relief. Lightships served as floating lighthouses; they were designated Relief when serving in place of lightships undergoing maintenance.

Lightship Relief

Photograph of a lightship designated Relief. Lightships served as floating lighthouses; they were designated Relief when serving in place of lightships undergoing maintenance.

Lightship Relief

Photograph of a lightship designated Relief. Lightships served as floating lighthouses; they were designated Relief when serving in place of lightships undergoing maintenance.