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24168. (photograph) U. S. Lighthouse Service Tender Willow. c. 1930’s.

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24168. (photograph) U. S. Lighthouse Service Tender Willow. c. 1930’s.

24168. (photograph) U. S. Lighthouse Service Tender Willow. c. 1930’s. Superb clear, crisp photograph of the U. S. Lighthouse Tender Willow at drydock [on marine railway] somewhere on the lower Mississippi River . Designed for service on the lower Mississippi River, the Willow was constructed in 1927 and homeported in Memphis , TN in the Fifteenth LHD. In 1938 she was re-lettered “U.S.C.G.C. Willow”, thus dating this photo between 1927 and 1938. She was the last side-wheeled tender un use by the Lighthouse Service. Large 4” x 5 ½” clear view. (F). $78.