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13287. (glass plate negative) U. S. Lighthouse Tender Azalia c.1898.

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13287. (glass plate negative) U. S. Lighthouse Tender Azalia c.1898.

13287. (glass plate negative) U. S. Lighthouse Tender Azalia c.1898. Photo by William H. Tripp, New Bedford, Mass. Clear glass plate negative captures nicely the recently constructed 154-foot lighthouse tender moored in New Bedford. The Azalea was built at New York City in 1891 for the United States Lighthouse Service at a cost of $79,792.40. She was assigned to the Second Light House District out of Woods Hole, Massachusetts. From 1917 until 1919 during World War I she was transferred to the Navy. She returned to duty in the Second Light House District. Azalea collided with the schooner Lavinia M. Snow off Pollock Rip in 1921 but was repaired and returned to service. She was decommissioned and sold in 1933. Large image measures 4” x 5” and is clear and close. Dated November 13, 1898. Would provide a clear print image. Rare image. (VG+). $95.