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LIGHTSHIP Wal-605 "RELIEF"

Oakland, California
County of Alameda.
National Register Number: 89002462
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Maritime: Vessel. The threat level was Priority3 in
1997.
Congressional District: CA-8 Certified Local Government: YES

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 20, 1989):
Built in 1950 and originally associated with the Overfalls lightship station off the Delaware coast, WAL-605 was subsequently sent to the Pacific to serve at the significant Blunts Reef station on the northern California coast. She ended her career as the Relief lightship, serving as a replacement vessel at all Pacific Coast stations. WAL-605 is representative of the end of more than a century and a half of American lightship operation.


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