Lightship RELIEF

540 Water St.
Oakland, CA 94607- Map It

AAA Editor Notes

Lightship RELIEF is on the waterfront at Jack London Square, berthed next to the USS Potomac. Lightships served as floating lighthouses where construction of a permanent structure was impractical. Lightship RELIEF, formerly Coast Guard Lightship (WLV 605), is one of a group of ships that relieved regularly stationed lightships when the latter returned to port for maintenance. All U.S. lightships are now retired. A guided tour covers the crew's living quarters and explains the workings of the ship's anchor.
Station: 12th St. Oakland City Center
Hours: Guided tours are given Sat.-Sun. 11-4, Wed. 1-4. Allow 1 hour minimum.