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2792. [glass negative] U. S. Revenue Cutter Levi Woodbury. c.1900.

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2792. [glass negative] U. S. Revenue Cutter Levi Woodbury. c.1900.

2792. [glass negative] U. S. Revenue Cutter Levi Woodbury. c.1900. Unusual b/w glass negative featuring the U. S. Revenue Cutter Levi Woodbury in the ice in Penobscot Bay off Searsport, Maine. The USRC Mahoning was a steam-powered revenue cutter built in 1863-64 at Philadelphia and was one of six Pawtuxet-class tenders that entered service that year. This class was the first steam-powered cutters to enter service since the 1840s. Their contracts called for hulls of oak, locust, and white oak with iron diagonal bracing. Their machinery was considered to be too complicated, however, and all save Mahoning had only a short career. She was placed in commission in the Revenue Marine on 18 July 1864 and she patrolled the American coastline from Massachusetts to Maine for the major portion of her active career. On 5 June 1873, she was renamed Levi Woodbury and continued her patrols of the New England coast through the last quarter of the 19th century from her base at Portland, Maine. On 19 July 1915, after the creation of the Coast Guard, the Woodbury was placed out of commission at Portland, having been one of the longest serving cutter in the Revenue Cutter Service’s history. The negative is large 4” x 5” and would provide a large clear print. We have included a computer generated print with this negative for your information. A superb, clear image. (VG). $88 net.