The examples and perspective in this article deal primarily with the United States and do not represent a . worldwide view of the subject (October 2010)
Historic photograph of the lighthouse tender USCGC Fir at sea with the
Cape Flattery Light
in the background.
lighthouse tender is a ship specifically designed to maintain, support, or tend to lighthouses, or lightvessels, providing supplies, fuel, mail and transportation.
United States, these ships originally served as part of the Lighthouse Service and now are part of the Coast Guard. The first ship constructed as a tender was . However, the first American tender of the Shubrick Lighthouse Service was a former revenue cutter, "Rush", which was acquired in 1840. [1 ]
USCGC was the last active representative of the service, and is now a U.S. Fir (WLM-212) National Historic Landmark.
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Further reading [ edit ]
Bibliography, Lighthouses, Lightships, Tenders & Other Aids to Navigation Subjects, U.S. Coast Guard. Putnam, George R.,
Lighthouses and Lightships of the United States, (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1933). United States Coast Guard,
Aids to Navigation, (Washington, DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1945).
Scott T. Price. "U. S. Coast Guard Aids to Navigation: A Historical Bibliography". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office.
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