The snowy decks give away the winter date, but seeing the Nantucket Lightship moored at Rowes Wharf brought me a burst of summertime anyway. It was always a welcoming sight as the ferry pulled into Nantucket Harbor for the start of our August vacation, precipitating an immediate trip to town to tour the ship. Now that it's been restored, I'm eager for another tour, and am just waiting for the day I walk by and see the hatch open.
Wondering why I didn't link to the Boston Globe story of the restoration? You have to pay $2.95 to get it. Hard to justify since the whole paper only cost 50 cents when the story was originally published.