The Rainbow Fleet is the name given to the brightly colored set of small catboats that race throughout the summer in and around Nantucket Harbor.
Each year, their procession past Brant Point's Lighthouse marks the start of The Nantucket Yacht Club's annual Opera House Regatta.
The fleet became an integral part of the Island's summer season in the 1920s as a program to instill a love of sailing in Nantucket's younger generation.
The influx of faster, fiberglass boat designs in the 1970s nearly spelled the end of that tradition until a man named Alan Newhouse took on the challenge of reassembling a fleet of catboats and re-establishing a cherished tradition unique to nantucket.
- Plastic Frame and Body
- UL listed
- 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)
- Interior Image Area 3.5" (w) x 2.75"(h)
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