This "Logbook" will show you the news of this webpage
from January 1st, 2004 until March 31st, 2004.
March 28th, 2004
You will find some new photos of the North Carr Lightship on my WebPages. If anyone wishes to visit the North Carr Lightship in Dundee, Scotland, the Braemore Bed & Breakfast will give you a special rate for Bed & Breakfast. Just mention my site and ask for a guided tour of the vessel. March 27th, 2004 The former English Lightship LV 86 Nore is new on my web page. Does anyone know if it is still in the Port Werbourgh Marina in Hoo? March 19th,
The former English Lightvessel No. 4 had initially been on Smith Knoll station. After decommission it was sold to France, where it became a museum vessel in the Museé Portuaire for many years. Today it is still in the museum but in very bad condition and not longer open to the public. You will find a postmark that shows LV 4 with the collector items. March12th, 2004 The silver coin of the German lightship Borkumriff, that I bought on ebay is also available from the Borkumer Volksbank in Germany (phone: +49-4922-807). March 10th,
After being in Moerdijk (Netherlands) for nearly 3 years the former English Lightvessel No. 8 had been towed to Rotterdam (Netherlands) 4 weeks ago. It had been sold to a new owner and can be found in the Waalhaven Harbour. If somebody has news, what is planned with the lightship, I would be pleased about an e-mail. March 9th,
During the summer month the German lightship FEHMARNBELT is touring the Baltic Sea and visiting special towns along the coastline. Visitors are always welcome! March 6th, 2004 The new book for friends of French lightships:
Les bateaux-feux - histoire et vie des marins de l´immobile. Written in French with a summary in English.
March 5th, 2004 Could anyone identify the lightship on the new stamp from Uruguay? The writing on it´s side is "ROU-BANCO INGLES". Which lightship could this be? February 29th,
New on my pages: The former German lightship ELBE 2 (Buergermeister Bartels). In the eighties the second life of the ELBE 2 began, when the ship had been converted to an elegant passenger sailing ship of luxurious proportions called ATLANTIS. February 14th, 2004 It must have been a very special kind of men, who served on lightships. My new page "Living on board" will tell you stories of the life on board. February 9th, 2004 The North Carr lightship in Dundee (Scotland) is hopefully going to be refurbished from May this year. A grant application had been submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund some days ago. Good luck, I hope it will be successful! January 23rd, 2004 What a wonderful day! I received the U.S. Coast Guard Lightship Sailors Association Website Award for my web page. Thank you very much for it - I am very, very proud! January 22nd, 2004 Black is a unique color for a lightship. The Spurn lightship is the only black European lightvessel that I know. It is a museum vessel in Hull (Great Britain) today and will be re-opened at the 5th of April 2004. January 21st, 2004 The last of the wooden lightvessels can be found in Bristol today. The Cabot Cruising Club named the former Trinity House Lightship No. 55 JOHN SEBASTIAN and use it as a club ship. January 17th, 2004 Welcome to my Lightship WebPages. After being online with the German version of this webpage for 3 years, I decided to translate it also into the English language. Not very easy, because I am not a native English speaker. But thanks to my friend Margret Butcher from North Somerset, who searched out all my mistakes, today is the day to start the English version. I hope you enjoy surfing my pages and if you like, I would be very happy to have your comments in my guestbook.