134 ft (ca. 40,85 m)
ft (ca. 36,45 m)
25 ft (ca. 7,62 m)
15 ft (ca. 4,57 m)
Trinity House, London
Year of construction:
Philip & Son, Dartmouth, Devon, England
price: 27,207 £, profit: 5,147 £
apparatus: Dioptric Electric - fixed latern
by Trinity House, London
over to Trinity House, London
and Morecombe Bay station
to automatic light vessel at the Sealink Wharf, during this time
all portholes were removed (blocked up)
with the German motor vessel Halina on Newarp station. The lightship
was badly damaged and towed by THV PATRICIA to Sheerness at the
River Medway, dry-docked and repaired
Sold to the Warship Preservation Trust for 17,000 £, laid up in
Torpoint, Cornwall Later sold for £1 to the "Horizons", a Christian
group in Plymouth/Devon. The new owner was planning to restore the
lightship and built 35 beds for people who would like to reconnoiter
the maritime history of Plymouth. It was berthed at the Royal William
to the new owner Philip Kraan. The tug PIETER from Den Helder
(Netherlands) towed the lightship from Plymouth to the Netherlands,
where it had been restored in Den Helder. Here the portholes have
been put back in. After that the ship was sandblasted and re-painted.
The lightship with the new name "Zeeburg" is part of the Open
Haven Museum in Amsterdam. It is open to the public and can be
hired for parties.
Open Haven Museum has gone bankrupt in 2003 the lightship was
towed to the former shipyard NDSM in Amsterdam-Noord at the north
bank of the river Ij. The name "ZEEBURG" is painted over now.
It seems that a new foundation is creating a historic harbour
for old ships at its present moorings. LV 94 is one of them.
Kwartier in Amsterdam North will open at the 17th of August 2005.
When we visited the ship in July it was in pretty good condition.
of 2006 the lightship has been bought by 4 media-entrepeneurs.
Chris Zegers, Kees Zegers, Joost Perik and Jeff de Wolf. It was
renamed to BRIGHTSIDE. It is moored at the NDSM-pier in the north
of Amsterdam, formerly one off the biggest ship-building areas
off the Netherlands. After a one and a half intens rebuilding
of the interior the BRIGHTSIDE is nowdays succesfully used as
a eventcentre, runned by a company called Finley, and can be hired
for meetings, parties or other events.
If you are curios to the results of the rebuilding, look at www.finley.nu
and click on the tab "locations".
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