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International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend 2013

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Date: Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th August | 11:00am – 4:00pm | Admission: Free

The crew on board historic lightship LV21 are once again pleased to take part in the annual International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend. Come along to explore the vessel, find out about the fascinating history of lightships, learn the international language of Morse Code in our drop-in workshops and get immersed in the sounds of dots and dashes as LV21’s resident radio expert Colin Turner communicates with other lighthouses and lightships around the world. LV21′s call sign is GB2LV if you want to join in and get in touch.

About The ILLW

The basic objective of the ILLW event is “to promote public awareness of lighthouses and lightships and their need for preservation and restoration, and at the same time to promote amateur radio and to foster International goodwill.”

Many other lighthouses and places of associated interest will be open to the public over the weekend, and there will be special events at lighthouses and lightvessels both at home and abroad. For a full list of participants please visit the ILLW website. Additionally, The Association of Lighthouse Keepers also provides a forum for everyone interested in lighthouses, lightships and maritime aids to navigation. Despite its name, being a lighthouse keeper is not a requirement for joining the Association, although a number of serving and former keepers are members. Whatever your interest in lighthouses and lighships, you can join the ALK.


Please note

The renovation of the vessel is an ongoing process and as such some areas are not accessible.

Children under 16 need to be accompanied by an adult at all times aboard the vessel. Wear suitable flat, non-slip shoes. Please contact LV21 if you want to discuss any access issues.

Free parking available on site. For directions to Light Vessel 21 please visit our contact page.