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USCGC Tamarack (WLI 248)
ex-USCGC Tamarack (WAGL 248)

Call sign:
November - Romeo - Yankee - Bravo

ex-USLHT Tamarack

Lighthouse Tender:

  • Built in 1934 by Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
  • Launched 21 August 1934
  • Commissioned USLHT Tamarack in November 1934
  • Became USCGC Tamarack in 1939
  • Designated as a Coastal Buoy Tender WAGL-248 in November 1941
  • Reclassified in 1942 as an Inland Buoy Tender WLI-248
  • Decommissioned 27 October 1970
  • Sold 2 August 1971
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 400 t.
  • Length 124' 4"
  • Beam 30' 3"
  • Draft 7' 6"
  • Complement 32
    1939 - 17
    1964 - 20
  • Speed 8 kts.
  • Propulsion: One 520shp Winton diesel engine, one shaft.
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    Tamarack 72k

    Tamarack - A deciduous North American larch tree, Larix laricina, having short needles borne on spur shoots

    Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 7 March 2022
    Tamarack 229k National Archives photo NA RG 26-LS(ON) 88 from U.S. Lighthouse Society website John Spivey

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