Lightship # 116-538 CHESAPEAKE

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Events and Volunteering
updated 22 September 2018

  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 2018 volunteer work dates are posted below.

             2018               

  - December - Saturday the 1st, Volunteer work day - 9:30 am - 3:30 pm. 

  - November -  Saturday the 17th, Volunteer work day - 9:30 am to 4:30 pm; ALSO, Chesapeake Chapter, US Lighthouse Society Volunteer Work Day on Lightship CHESAPEAKE.   

   - October - Saturday the 27th, Volunteer work day - 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.  ALSO, Chesapeake Chapter, US Lighthouse Society Volunteer Work Day on Lightship CHESAPEAKE.   

  - September - RESCHEDULED to Saturday the 29th, Volunteer work day - 8:30 am to 3 pm.  Reason is road closures due to the Ray Lewis parade.

     - August 18th + 19th 2018 - the Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society International Lighthouse-Lightship weekend.  See the web site: illw.net

  - August  -  Saturday the 11th, Volunteer work day - 8:20 am to 1:50 pm.  COMPLETED. 

   - 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 - Saturday the 21st, Volunteer work day - 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. COMPLETED.

 - June - Sunday the 3rd, Tour group from the US Lighthouse Society - 11am to 1pm. 

  - June - Saturday the 2nd, Volunteer work day - 9 am to 4 pm.  ALSO, Chesapeake Chapter of the US Lighthouse Society Volunteer Work Day on Lightship CHESAPEAKE.  COMPLETED.  Thanks to Andy, Anne, Greg, Lauren and Paula.  Plus Rob from HSIB staff.  We finished cleaning out the Bos'n storeroom and re-stowed it.  The improvement is outstanding.  Scraped flaking paint in a Crew Stateroom, installed a cleaned better working ships fan in the Galley to help deal with the Out of Commission Air Conditioning.   Ran a new long length of electrical wire.  Super productive work day! 

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

   - May - Saturday the 5th, Volunteer work day - 9 am to 4:15 pm.   COMPLETED.  ALSO, Chesapeake Chapter of the US Lighthouse Society Volunteer Work Day on Lightship CHESAPEAKE.  Thanks to volunteers Anne, Donna, Greg, Hobie, Jeff, Lauren, and Paula.  And Rom from HSIB staff.  We got a great deal of work done to deal with a peeling paint from the cold this winter, dug into the forward storerooms to  empty. clean identify and re-stow the items in there, continued work on rehabilitating the forward range light and got a few coats of "Safety Yellow" on the display drum for the Gasoline storage container.  Plus plenty of general deep cleaning.  We could not keep the Lightship looking so good without these dedicated volunteers.

  - April -  Saturday the 21st, - Volunteer work day - 9:45 am to 4:15 pm COMPLETED.  A cold start but warmed up and got busy with visitors.  Got some electrical work done.

  - March Saturday the 17th, Volunteer work day - 9:15 am to 3:45 pmCOMPLETED. A number of repairs made to systems to return to fully functioning verses continuing rehab work.

  - February Saturday the 10th,  Volunteer work day - 9:45 am to 3 pm.  COMPLETED   

  - January Saturday the 27th, Volunteer work day - 10:15 am to 3:45 pm.  COMPLETED


 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.