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1155b,c,d. (3 pay vouchers) U.S. Lighthouse Tender Lily c.1877.

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1155b,c,d. (3 pay vouchers) U.S. Lighthouse Tender Lily c.1877.

1155b,c,d. (3 pay vouchers) U.S. Lighthouse Tender Lily c.1877. Original pay vouchers are signed in hand by crew members of the Lighthouse Tender Lily. Three vouchers include Engineer F.M. Magers, Second Engineer D.S. Jewett, and mate Sidney Milner. Pay vouchers are also signed in hand by the Lighthouse Inspector, 14th District, Commander Albert Kautz. The lighthouse tender “Lily” served on the Ohio, Mississippi & Missouri rivers tending the lights and beacons. She was built at Louisville, Kentucky as a sidewheel riverboat in 1875. These rare documents are on Form No. 6, measures 8 ½” x 7” and is overall clean with original fold, some toning, edge wear, one tear to center. Superb early piece on this interesting Light House Establishment vessel would make an exceptional addition to any collection or display. (VG-). $54 each.