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USLHS tender Cherry

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USLHS tender Cherry


This object appears in the following sections:

Work and Industry
Tending Aids to Navigation — The Tenders

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USLHS tender Cherry
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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 port side view of the vessel underway, steaming through an urban harbor. Two men are visible, one dressed in a three-piece suit, the other in work coveralls.
Physical Description
Photograph. Black and white photograph mounted on matte board. Photo measures 14" x 10"; with matte 16 1/4" x 11". Printed in ink on the matte below the print: "Lighthouse Tender Cherry / 1932."
Date Made:
Dates Used:
1932 - 1965
Michigan, New York, Wisconsin
Great Lakes
The U.S. Lighthouse Service tender Cherry was built in 1932 at Leathem D. Smith Dock Co., in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Built for service in bays and sounds, Cherry's steel hull was smaller than those built for coastwise duty, measuring 86'3" long x 23'6" beam x 11' deep. The vessel's first assignment was out of Buffalo, New York, tending aids to navigation in Lake Erie and the Niagara River. From 1959 to 1964, the Cherry worked out of Sault Ste. Marie. Designated a construction tender in 1965, the vessel was decommissioned and transferred to the government of Surinam.

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