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The Speed of Light


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Dangerous shoals in the Atlantic are now marked by automated lights atop steel towers. Before this, a lightship was the only solution. Lightships were manned vessels with lighted masts moored near dangerous areas to warn mariners. They were first used off North Carolina in 1824, and the last one was replaced at Diamond Shoals in 1966. Norris recounts the histories of several of these vessels.
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