Lighthouse and Lightship 116 Chesapeake

Historic Site

Editorial Review

During World War II it aided in the war effort off the Cape Cod Canal. It was decommissioned and since 1971 has served as a floating museum.

Interesting fact: The lightship has a gallery of photographs of dogs that served as mascots on Navy and Coast Guard ships from the 1880s through the 1950s.

-- Amy Orndorff (June 22, 2012)