Spurn Lightship

While in Hull we couldn’t miss out on a chance to visit the Spurn Lightship.

The Spurn Lightship (LV No. 12) is a lightvessel (i.e. a ship used as a lighthouse) currently anchored in Hull Marina in the British city of Kingston upon Hull, England. The ship was built in 1927 and served for 48 years as a navigation aid in the approaches of the Humber Estuary, where it was stationed 4 1⁄2 miles (7.2 km) east of Spurn Point. On 15 April 1959, the lightship was driven ashore in the River Hull at Woodmansey, Yorkshire. The lightship was decommissioned in 1975 and bought/restored by Hull City Council in 1983 before being moved to Hull Marina as a museum in 1987.

The lightship is now moored at Hull Marina and open to the public. It is a little time capsule, really giving you a sense of what life would have been like whilst anchored in the middle of the sea.

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