from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Light-ship.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as light-ship.
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When Nyoda reached camp Hinpoha and Sahwah were lying on their stomachs on the dock, rigging up a light-boat to be sent over the lake.
They got a pilot from the light-boat and we followed close in their wake.
When we passed the light-boat at Minot's Ledge, the Melrose and Frolic were just visible ten miles astern.
Resolved, that the committee of claims enquire into the expediency of allowing the claims of the keeper and assistant keeper of the Craney island light-boat, for services from the 1st of January to the 21st of April 1861.