Lightship # 116-538 CHESAPEAKE


Past Crew Members who have returned to
visit the Lightship # 116-538 since 2006  
updated 19 April 2021

 -2010, 21 March.  Past Crew Member Fireman Paul Bosco, USCG visited the Lightship Chesapeake.  The photos of the Lightship dated June 1969 posted in the LS 116-538 Photos page were provided by FN Bosco.  We greatly appreciate his photos and him spending time with volunteers going over the ship on the layout of equipment in various spaces, especially the Engine Room.  This provided valuable first hand information and photos that will assist us with obtaining accurate equipment for future restoration projects on the Lightship.


           Fireman Paul Bosco on the fo'c'sle with the Ships Fog Bell.

-2012, 20 October.  Past Crew Member Seaman Alton T. Clark, USCG visited the Lightship with his family.  He was assigned to the Lightship Chesapeake from 1952 until 1954 and visited to celebrate his 80th Birthday.  This was the first time he had been on board since he detached from the Lightship in 1954.  It was a really special day for everyone.


            SN Clark in 1952                   SN Clark in 2012  


         SN Clark and his family          volunteer Greg, SN Clark and 

                                                                      his son-in-law 


    Sailors never get tired of telling          Departing.  We look

sea stories.  SN Clark sharing one       forward to seeing him 

with museum visitors.                           again, maybe next year.