The Rainbow Fleet was the name given to the brightly colored group of catboats rounding Nantucket's Brant Point in a famous 1930 postcard by Nantucket's own H. Marshall Gardiner.
The boats perfect spacing in the image was due to the fact that they were actually being towed to a starting line. The distinctive colors were actually an idea to help parents better follow the boat their child was in.
None of these facts were to get in the way of how the image became symbolic of the color and beauty of Nantucket's sailing heritage translated into a more modern and memorable legacy.
To learn more about the history of the catboat and the current legacy of Nantucket's Opera House Cup which celebrates The Rainbow Fleet tradition, read the accompanying descriptions in the Nantucket - Rainbow Fleet #2 and #3 listings.
Plastic Frame and Body
4 watt bulb included
Glow vent casts light upward
Adjustable tines to fit any socket
Approximate Night Light Dimensions 4.125" (w) x 3.375 (h) x 2.5" (d)