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Lighthouse Tender Photo Archive
Wistaria served both the U.S. Lighthouse Service and the Public Health Service
Lighthouse Tender:Built in 1882 by Pusey & Jones Company, Wilmington, DelawareCommissioned in 1882Decommissioned in February 1911Transferred to the Public Health Service 24 February 1911 for use as a disinfecting steamer at Fort Morgan, AL and later at Key West, FLIn 1925 she moored at Tank Island (Sunset Key) and burned to her waterline.
Specifications:Displacement 450 t.Length 167' 6"Beam 41' 4"Draft 10'Complement 23Propulsion: one coal-fired return flue boiler, one 355bhp condensing beam steam engine, side paddle wheels.
View the USLHT Wistaria
Coast Guard history entry located on the USCG Historian's Office website
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