1906-1935

Location & historical notes: Wisconsin, on Lake Michigan, on the west side of lower Green Bay, easterly from the mouth of the Peshtigo River.  The station was replaced with the Peshtigo Reef Lighthouse.

Lightships assigned:

1906-1935: LV-77 (The only lightship to occupy this station.)

YEAR BUILT: 1906

BUILT AT: Ferrysburg (MI)

APPROPRIATION: $20, 000

BUILDER: Johnson Boiler Co.

CONTRACT PRICE: $13,950

SISTER VESSELS: None

DESIGN: Steel scow; tubular steel lantern mast forward, with day  mark; short wood after mast with flag gaff; large wood deckhouse providing all accommodations

LENGTH: 75'0" (loa); BEAM: 21'6"; DRAFT: 9'3" (depth); TONNAGE: 155 disp (fresh water)

PROPULSION: None

ILLUMINATING APPARATUS: Cluster of 3 oil lens lanterns raised on foremast

FOG SIGNAL: Hand operated bell


CONSTRUCTION NOTES - MODIFICATIONS - EQUIPMENT CHANGES & IMPROVEMENTS: LV 77
-1912: Air operated 8" chime whistle and associated machinery installed

STATION ASSIGNMENTS: LV 77
1906-1935: Peshtigo Reef (WI)
1935-1940: Relief

(Peshtigo Reef station discontinued 1935, Aug 26)

HISTORICAL NOTES: LV 77
-1906: Apr 28, placed on Peslitigo Reef, Green Bay (WI); withdrawn Nov 25 to winter quarters at Sturgeon Bay
-1907: Apr 20, towed to station for navigation season
-Thereafter as for all Great Lakes lightships, was withdrawn from station during the period when the Lakes were closed to navigation, typically from early December through Mar/Apr each year. Necessary repairs were performed during the winter lay up.
-Remained assigned to Peshtigo Reef until the station was discontinued 1935, Aug 26, thereafter assigned relief duty


RETIRED FROM LIGHTSHIP DUTY: 1940; AGE: 36

SUBSEQUENT DISPOSITION: Sold Apr 1940

COMMANDING OFFICERS: LV 77

1905-1913: Peter Knudsen, Master (appointed while vessel under construction)
1913-1915: Albert P Pitman, Master
?-1916: Reinhart Larsen, Mate
1916-1917: Reinhart Larsen, Master
1916-?: Richard D Baxter, Mate
1917-1924: Thomas Green, Master
1924-?: Alfred Hanson, Master

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