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USLHS tender Hollyhock
In collection
From the Smithsonian Collection
This is one of 11 large photographic prints of U.S. Lighthouse Service tenders in the History of Technology's Transportation Collection files. It shows a starboard view of the vessel about a month after its commissioning. Several men dressed in business suits, overcoats, and hats are aboard.
Physical Description
Photograph. Black and white print measuring 14 1/2" x 11". Handwrittten in the upper right corner: "L.H.T. Hollyhock 9/20/1937." The image shows a starboard view of the vessel about a month after its commissioning.
Details
Date Made:
1937
Dates Used:
1937 - 1982
Locations:
Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin
Note:
Inland and coastal waterways
History
The U.S. Lighthouse Service tender Hollyhock was built in 1937 at Defoe Boat & Motor Works in Bay City, Michigan. Designed for coastal service, the vessel's steel hull measured 174'10" long x 32' beam x 11'3" maximum draft. Hollyhock was the first of three vessels built to the same design; the others were Walnut (1939) and Fir (1940). Hollyhock's first assignment was out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, followed by Detroit, Michigan (1959-1962) and finally in Miami, Florida from 1962 until 1982 when the vessel was decommissioned.

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