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Bluebell, 1889

Bluebell: A plant bearing bell-shaped, blue flowers.

Builder:  Frank W. Ofeldt, South Brooklyn, New York

Length: 25' 3"

Beam: 5' 10"



Cost: $1,500

Commissioned: 1889

Decommissioned: 1910

Disposition: Sold

Machinery:  Naptha; single propeller

Performance & Endurance:


Deck Gear: 


Tender History:

Bluebell was a 25-foot launch that was built for the Lighthouse Service in 1889 and was assigned to the Tender CloverBluebell was sold out of service in 1910.


Douglas Peterson.  United States Lighthouse Service Tenders, 1840-1939. Annapolis: Eastwind Publishing, 2000.

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