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Light House Tender Photo Archive
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Gardenia served both the U.S. Light House Service and U.S. Navy
Light House Tender:Built as George W. Beale in 1879 at East Deering, MaineAcquired by the Light House Service 12 June 1888 and commissioned USLHT GardeniaLaid up 11 February - 30 April 1890 to replace boilerLaid up in 1917Acquired by the Navy 4 May 1917Commissioned USS Gardenia 13 September 1917 at New York, NYReturned to the Lighthouse Service on 1 July 1919Condemned and sold 19 September 1919Fate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 245 t.1917 - 217 t.Length 117'Beam 20' 2"1917 - 20"Draft 6' 6"1917 - 6'Complement 15Speed 10 kts.Propulsion: One coal fired boiler, one 130bhp steam engine, one shaft.
View the USLHT Gardenia
Coast Guard history entry located on the USCG Historian's Office website
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