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11472a,b. (lot 2 photos) U.S. Lighthouse Service Tender Cedar c.1920’s.

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11472a,b. (lot 2 photos) U.S. Lighthouse Service Tender Cedar c.1920’s.

11472a,b. (lot 2 photos) U.S. Lighthouse Service Tender Cedar c.1920’s. Two snapshot photos include the U.S. Lighthouse Service Tender Cedar moored at the dock in Seattle, and four crewmen playfully posing with the vessel’s life ring. The United States Lighthouse Tender Cedar, a sea-going tender, was designed for use in Alaskan waters. Her hull was of steel construction with a double bottom while her superstructure was made of wood. The Cedar was the largest tender ever built for the Lighthouse Service (200 foot) and was the first tender designed to be equipped with a radio. She also carried three small boats, including a steam-powered launch. She was assigned to the 16th Lighthouse District and served out of Ketchikan, Alaska, servicing aids to navigation. She remained in service until 29 June 1950. She was sold on 27 June 1955 to Zidall Explorations, Inc., for $23,132.00. Photos measure 2 ½” x 3 ½” and 3” x 4”. (VG). Lot 2 photos $68.