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Lighthouse Tender Photo Archive
Goldenrod served both the U.S. Lighthouse Service and U.S. Army
River Tender:Built in 1888 by James W. and Michael A. Sweeney, Jeffersonville, IndianaLaunched 27 August 1888Commissioned 12 December 1888Decommissioned 20 June 1924 and soldMoored in 1927 under the ice piers in Middleport, OH, broke away in a flood and was lost.
Specifications:Displacement 283 t.Length 150Beam 26' 6"Draft 3' 8"Speed 12mphPropulsion: Two locomotive-type boilers, two 150bhp high pressure non-condensing steam engines, one stern paddle wheel.
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Coast Guard History: The United States tender Goldenrod was "a steel stern wheel steamer built from a special appropriation for a 'steam-tender for the Western Rivers." She was built at Jeffersonville, Indiana in 1888 for a contract price of $26,400 with the final cost being $33,221.44 as built. She was powered by two high pressure, lever non-condensing steam engines. She was placed on duty in the 14th Lighthouse District in December, 1888. She was used by the Army Corps of Engineers during World War I.
She was decommissioned in 1924 and sold.
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