The accompanying illustration shows a vessel passing the lightship at the Nore.
"Posy here'd be a good hand aboard a lightship," he observed.
Then he forced his plane a very little closer to the lightship and waited.
I noticed that the lightship off the harbor was gradually growing plainer.
Far beyond the lightship a liner was riding the waves with serene contempt, making for the river's mouth and Tilbury Dock.
Two vessels had been in collision with the Newarp lightship.
It was intended that this vessel should do duty as a lightship until the lighthouse should be completed.
And as it was, we passed three-quarters of a mile inside the lightship.
"There is a lightship on the starboard," said Louis, who was seated between his mother and Miss Blanche.
A lightship is as peaceful and immobile as the granite blockstones of a lighthouse.