The last SCOTLAND LIGHTSHIP – 1962 The last of the "Scotland" lightships circa 1962. She was replaced by the Scotland Grounds "Whistler' buoy in 1962. You weren't allowed to fish near the lightship, so the place was crawling with fish (especially Whiting during the winter months.) Of course, a few smart skippers figured out a way around this situation. It turns out that if you stopped by the lightship and gave the crew some fresh Whiting plus a copy of the Sunday paper, "the blinders went on." She was built in 1907 and first served as the "Ambrose" lightship from 1908 to 1932. She then served as the "Scotland" lightship from 1947 to 1962 and assigned to relief duty in 1963. She was again renamed and served as the "Nantucket Shoals Lightship" in Massachusetts from 1979 until her decommissioning in 1983. You can now find her at the South Street Seaport in New York City (she has been fully restored and given back her original name, the "Ambrose".)