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14320. (document) U. S. Revenue Marine [Cutter Service], Steamer Seneca c.1908.

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14320. (document) U. S. Revenue Marine [Cutter Service], Steamer Seneca c.1908.

14320. (document) U. S. Revenue Marine [Cutter Service], Steamer Seneca c.1908. Typed letter on letterhead from Captain W. E. Reynolds, U.S.R.C.S., Inspector of Labor and Material regarding proposals for making sails, awnings, covers, etc. for the Revenue Steamer Seneca, now nearing completion at the Newport News Ship-Building and Dry-Dock Company. USRC Seneca was a cutter commissioned for the principal mission of locating and then destroying abandoned shipwrecks that were still afloat and were a menace to navigation. She was designed with excellent sea-keeping qualities, a long cruising range, good towing capabilities, and by necessity the capacity to store a large amount of munitions. Full 8” by 10 ½” letterhead, signed in hand by Captain Reynolds. Document has light soiling, corner bent from original crimping. Rare early Revenue Cutter document. (VG-). $44.