Lightship # 116-538 CHESAPEAKE

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Events and Volunteering 2020
updated  1 September 2020

  Please contact Greg at vol@lightship116-538.org  PRIOR to the scheduled day if you are going to attend a volunteer work day or if you want more info on volunteering on the Lightship.    

 There are some specific projects that we need specialized volunteer help with, they are listed on the Volunteer Projects page in the pull-down menu above for this page. 

                         The 2020 volunteer work dates are listed.

  2020                  

- December - Saturday the 5th, Volunteer work day - 9:30 am - 3:00 pm. 

- November -  Saturday the 21st, Volunteer work day - 8:45 am to 3:15 pm. ALSO,  Chesapeake Chapter, US Lighthouse Society Volunteer Work Day on Lightship CHESAPEAKE.  WE EXPECT THIS WORK DAY TO HAPPEN. 

  - October - Saturday the 3rd, Volunteer work day - 8:45 am to 3:15 pm.  CANCELLED ALSO, Chesapeake Chapter, US Lighthouse Society Volunteer Work Day on Lightship CHESAPEAKE.

   -September 8th - 11th - Baltimore Fleet Week  -  www.mdfleetweek.org   NOW VIRTUAL

  - September - Saturday the 12th,  Volunteer work day - 8:30 am to 4pm. CANCELLED

     - August 15th + 16th 2019 - the Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society International Lighthouse-Lightship weekend.  See the web site: illw.net .

  - August  -  Saturday the TBD, Volunteer work day - 8:30 am to 1pm.  CANCELLED

   - August 7th - NATIONAL LIGHTHOUSE DAY  -  By a joint resolution designating this day as "National Lighthouse Day" which was introduced to Congress on April 28, 1988 and signed into public law (No. 100-622) on November 5, 1988 by President Ronald Reagan    Click HERE to see the 2013 US Senate Resolution.    The date of August 7th was selected because on that date in 1789, President George Washington signed the Lighthouse Act of 1789 which transferred ownership and operation of all lighthouses in the U. S. to the federal government.   Click HERE for more info.

July 31st - 90 years since the Lightship # 116 was placed in service with the US Lighthouse Service, marked for the FENWICK light station.  See photos of her being built in the Photos section.

- July - Saturday the TBD, Volunteer work day - 8:30 am to 1 pm.    CANCELLED

- June - Saturday the 6th, Volunteer work day - 9 am to 4:30 pm.  CANCELLED    HSIB Museum still closed.  ALSO, Chesapeake Chapter of the US Lighthouse Society Volunteer Work Day on Lightship CHESAPEAKE. 

    - May 22nd Friday - National Maritime Day  click HERE for more info.

 - May - Saturday the 9th, Volunteer work day - 9 am to 4:30 pm.   CANCELLED
ALSO, Chesapeake Chapter of the US Lighthouse Society Volunteer Work Day on Lightship CHESAPEAKE.   

 - April -  Saturday the 25th, Volunteer work day - 9 am to 4 pm.  CANCELLED.

 - March Saturday the 14th, AS OF Friday night 13 March, THE MUSEUM HAS DECIDED TO CLOSE.   Volunteer work day - CANCELLED.

UPDATE:  the lightship is now open on weekends only for January and February.   All ships should be open all week starting on 1 March.

  - February Saturday the 8th,  Volunteer work day - 8:50 am to 3:20 pm.  COMPLETED.  Cold morning and chilly day.  Not too many visitors, so got lots of good work done. 

REMINDER - JAN + FEB Vol Work Days are always subject to date change due to extreme cold or wintry weather.  Always check with Greg the Friday night prior for any possible postponements.

  - January -  Re-Scheduled to Saturday the 25th, Volunteer work day - 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. COMPLETED.  Rainy but warmer, got some important work done with fewer visitors. 


 2019   see the pull-down menu above for a list of the 2019 events.

 2018   see the pull-down menu above for a list of the 2018 events.

 2017   see the pull-down menu above for a list of the 2017 events.

 2016   click here to see a list of the 2016 events.

 2015   see the pull-down menu above for a list of the 2015 events.

 2014   see the pull-down menu above for a list of the 2014 events. 

 2013   see the pull-down menu above for a list of the 2013 events. 

 2012   see the pull-down menu above for a list of the 2012 events. 

 2011   see the pull-down menu above for a list of the 2011 events.  

 2010   see the pull-down menu above for a list of the 2010 events.          

   2009     see the pull-down menu above for a list of the 2009 events.