“A several miles off shore of Cape Hatteras are the dreaded Diamond Shoals, on which futile attempts have been created to erect a lighthouse. It would appear to be as although the only practicable way to shield shipping from this graveyard of the deep is to moor previously mentioned the shoals a lightship in a position to meet the exceedingly striving ailments. These kinds of a vessel has been created and is now nearing completion at the yards of the Fore River Engine Company, of Massachusetts. She will be steam-propelled and electrical lighted. The lights, 3 on every single mast, will be of one hundred candle-electricity and one hundred volts every single.”

Scientific American, March 1900

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