Lightship owners are a rare breed, up there with windmill owners I suspect. I was recently contacted by Sieste Brouwer who is the owner of LV12.
It is great to see a ship which looks to be the same model as Gannet. Photos of the ship in the Ship section and in their Gallery section of their website make me smile a lot. It is great to see one of these ships being restored and looked after. It is even better to see it out at sea again where they should be.
Makes me wish I still had anchors and chains!
I note that the ship is down to 8mm steel. Gulp. I know how thick that started out as. That's half the steel gone. I look forward to discussing this with Sieste.
I hope to meet Sieste over the holidays if I can arrange my complicated Christmas schedule.