This "Logbook" will show you the news of this webpage
from October 1st, 2004 until December 31st, 2004.
December 24th, 2004
Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year
to all visitors and friends of my lightship web pages!
Special thanks for everyone who has contributed to my webpages during 2004.
December 20th, 2004 The former Swedish fyrskepp nr. 10 B FLADEN is berthed in Stockholm today. Unfortunately I did not know, what it is used for. If anyone knows it, I would be grateful for an e-mail. December 19th, 2004 The former Swedish lightship Fyrskepp nr. 32 is renamed to VINGA and used as a adult education centre in Stockholm today - what a wonderful idea! December 18th, 2004 Have you ever seen a 126 year old lightship? Than look at FYRSKEPP NR. XI, it is one of the best preserved Danish lightships and can be found in the Frederiksholm Canal in Copenhagen today. December 17th, 2004 One of the most beautiful Swedish lightships is the former lightship TRELLEBORGSREDD, which is renamed to BISKOPSUDDEN and is used as a houseboat in Stockholm today. December 16th, 2004 If you are looking for a lightship, this might be your chance! This time three lightships are for sale. The Trinity House Lightvessels no. 80 and no. 95 and from today also the Irish lightfloat SKUA. For more details please look at "lightships for sale". December 11th, 2004 The Finish lightship KEMI was moved to Suomenlinna Shipyard for restoration this October. Its new berth will be in Kotka (Finland) in 2008, because the Maritime Museum of Finland will be moving into a new building in Kotka during 2007 and 2008. December 8th, 2004 Three of the Irish lightvessels (SKUA, KITTIWAKE and GANNET) are still in service as automatic light floats for the Commissioners of Irish Lights. All of them are were built at Philip & Son in England, even if they are Irish lightvessels. November 28th, 2004 From Wednesday (01.12.2004), you will find a virtual Lightship Advent Calendar on my web pages. 24 lightship questions are waiting to be answered up to the 24.12.04. Test your knowledge about lightships and have fun - at the end nice prizes can be won of course. I look forward to many players and many correct solutions : -) November 16th, 2004 Did you know, that the former English lightvessel no. 14 is a Church Ship in Cardiff, Wales today? There is a little chapel with beautiful portholes on the ship where weddings take place. November 15th, 2004 I like Swedish lightships very much, because some of them are really beautiful. Gothenburgs Maritima Centrum is the home of the former Swedish lightship no. 29 "FLADEN" today. November 6th, 2004 Old lightships are very comfortable to use them as club ships for yacht clubs. So the former English lightvessel no. 87 became the club ship of the the Haven Ports Yacht Club in Levington Marina near Ipswich. She looks a little bit different today, because her latern was taken for the Inner Dowsing light platform and she obtained the latern of lightvessel no. 88 in Norwich. October 27th, 2004 Calling all Philatelic Collectors: To commemorate the anniversary of the tragic sinking of the German lightship
ELBE 1 on the 27th of October 1936, the Lighthouse Duo from England has issued a commemorative cover. Thank you very much to both of you. For more information please click here.
October 23rd, 2004 The former lightvessel LV 88 (now T.S. Lord Nelson) should have been painted blue and towed from Norwich to Rochester this October. If anyone of my visitors comes from Rochester, I would be grateful for an up-to-date photo of the ship. October 22nd, 2004 The former English lightvessel LV 80 was used as a training ship of the Ipswich Sea Cadets since 1977. Now it was sold for scrap (against the wish of the members) for the price of only 5,000 £, even if there are people who probably would like to buy the ship and use it as an office. If anyone knows, who the new owner is, please contact me, so maybe the ship can be saved from scrap. October 17th, 2004 We found one of the last Dutch lightships in the harbour of Walsoorden (Netherlands) - lichtschip no. 9. Does anyone know, who the present owner is? October 16th, 2004 Last month LV93 and LV 95 have been sold by Trinity House. This morning a tug towed LV 95 from Harwich to her new home on the River Thames. If someone has news, I would be grateful for an e-mail. October 10th, 2004 I am very proud to have 7 new QSL-cards in my collection.