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25118. (cabinet photo) U. S. Lighthouse Tender Sequoia.

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25118. (cabinet photo) U. S. Lighthouse Tender Sequoia.

25118. (cabinet photo) U. S. Lighthouse Tender Sequoia. The Sequoia was constructed by the New York Shipbuilding Company, Camden , New Jersey and commissioned on 13 August 1908. She was 190 feet in length and powered by two triple expansion inverted direct acting steam engines. She operated out of San Francisco for her entire career. At the entry of the United States into World War I when the Lighthouse Service was incorporated into the Navy, she continued her west coast service under Navy control through the end of the war. She was returned–with the entire Lighthouse Service–to the custody of the Department of Commerce on 1 July 1919. On 1 July 1946 she was decommissioned and in October transferred to Philippines . Beautiful cabinet photo measures 4 ¼’ x 5 ¼” and shows the Sequoia moored at the depot pier. Clean, crisp, fine view. (F-). $78.