1909-1927

VESSEL DESIGNATION: LV 89

YEAR BUILT: 1908

BUILT AT: Muskegon (MI)

BUILDER: Racine-Truscott-Shell Lake Boat Co

APPROPRIATION: ?

CONTRACT PRICE: $37,500

SISTER VESSELS: None

DESIGN: Steam screw; steel hull with whaleback forecastle deck; single lantern mast forward, jigger mast aft for riding sail; large wood deckhouse; smokestack amidships

LENGTH: 88'3" (loa); BEAM: 21'0"; DRAFT: 7'0"; TONNAGE: 205 displ, fresh water

PROPULSION: Steam - one single cylinder reciprocating engine, 14" bore x 16" stroke, 90 IEP; one boiler 5' dia x 9'3" long, 120 psi

ILLUMINATING APPARATUS: Cluster of 3 oil lens lanterns raised to 35' above water

FOG SIGNAL: 6" steam whistle; hand operated bell


CONSTRUCTION NOTES - MODIFICATIONS - EQUIPMENT CHANGES & IMPROVEMENTS: LV 89-
1915: Submarine belt signal installed; discontinued 1927-
1930: Illuminating apparatus converted to acetylene-
1933: Illuminating apparatus converted to electric-
1935: Fog whistle discontinued; changed to bell

STATION ASSIGNMENTS: LV 89
1909-1927: Martin Reef (MI)
1927-1933: North Manitou Shoal (MI)
1934: Relief (10th District)
1935: Relief (11th District)

(1927: Martin Reef station discontinued -replaced by lighthouse)


RETIRED FROM LIGHTSHIP DUTY: 1936? AGE: 28

SUBSEQUENT DISPOSITION: (Nothing found)

COMMANDING OFFICERS: LV 89
1909-1913: George T Gunderson, Mate
1913-1914: Charles I Cayford, Mate
1914: John S Martino, Mate
1914-?: G J Navarre, Master
1914-1919: Martin Tellefson, Mate
1919-1926: George R McRae, Mate
1926-?: Harry McRae, Mate

 

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