Lightship Winter Quarter LV107, Jersey City
The lightship Winter Quarter, that graced the Winter Quarter shoals in Virginia, is now berthed in Liberty Landing Marina, Jersey City. Statue of Liberty ferries Miss Liberty (rear) and Miss Gateway (fore). More Winter Quarter Shoal Lightships –sail powered!–that served in the USCG here.
Sketched while waiting for the Liberty State Park ferry. The ferry captain said, “It had a great bar. Was a vicious cycle: work, get paid, go the bar, work, get paid, then go to the bar…”
Winter Quarter (LV-107)
built: 1923, Bath Iron Works, ME
length: 132.3 ft / 40.3 m
beam: 30 ft / 9.1 m
draft: 14.6 ft / 4.5 m
displacement: 775 tons
location: Tidewater Basin, NJ
* Tidewater Basin is to the east, Morris Canal is to the west; the developers are selling it as Clermont Cove.