Nantucket Lightship Baskets

Wieskamp Nantuckets has earned a reputation for providing high-quality Nantucket Lightship Baskets, crafted in the style and tradition of the originals. The original Nantucket baskets were made by the men who manned the navigational lightships moored off the east coast of Nantucket Island to warn mariners of the treacherous waters. These seamen spent their long off-duty hours creating the beautiful baskets that are now prized by collectors.

image 1Lorraine and Gene Wieskamp have been creating award-winning Nantucket baskets for over 25 years. They will create a personalized basket made to your specifications, using wood and embellishments of your choosing.  These baskets will mellow with age and develop a gold or rich brown patina. Your personalized basket will be one that you will be proud to own and to pass on as a collector’s piece and heirloom. Lorraine and Gene are committed to providing outstanding customer service thus making your experience with them a pleasant one.

YES, we still have baskets available!


All our molds are now sold - was sad to see them go, but the time had come.

We still have a small number of finished baskets on hand - and you will also find some - and soon more - on Etsy under

Wieskamp Nantuckets.

We sincerely thank all our customers over the years, and trust you are still enjoying your baskets.

Call: (352) 351-3533 or e-mail: for additional information.

Explore our wide selection of baskets.


Nantucket Lightship Basket


Nantucket Lightship Basket


Nantucket Lightship Basket


Nantucket Lightship Basket


Nantucket Lightship Basket


Nantucket Lightship Basket

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