Bow Insignia from Lighthouse Tender Violet

 

Description

Violet, 1871 Builder: Elizabethport, Staten Island, New York Length: 107' Beam: 21' 6" Draft: 4' 2" Displacement: 231 tons Cost: $16,827 Commissioned: 1871 Decommissioned: 1910? Disposition: Sold, 1910 Machinery: Steam engine; coal-fired boiler; 400 IHP; side paddle wheels Performance & Endurance: Max: Cruising: Deck Gear: Complement: 21 Armament: None Tender History: The Violet was originally built in 1864 as the 107-foot steamer Martha Washington. She was purchased in 1870 in New York and was converted for use as a tender. She entered service in 1871 under the name Violet and was assigned to duty in the 4th Lighthouse District. She was overhauled in 1877 and again in 1886. During the latter overhaul her hull was lengthened to 143-feet. She was then transferred to the 5th Lighthouse District where she served as an inspection tender. She was sold in 1910 and became the privately-owned steamboat Charles H. Werner. The later Violet was mentioned here: In addition to maintaining the aids to navigation in the Fourth Lighthouse District, the Lilac was involved in rescue and fire fighting efforts during a number of marine disasters. During abnormal ice conditions in the winter of 1935-36, the tenders Lilac and Violet were sent into the Lower Delaware Bay to evacuate the keepers on endangered offshore lighthouses.

 

Price

$3,495

 

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