U.S. Coast Guard Lightships

& Those of the U.S. Lighthouse Service


VESSEL DESIGNATION: KEWAUNEE

YEAR BUILT: 1900

BUILT AT: Kewaunee (WI)

APPROPRIATION: None
BUILDER: ?

CONTRACT PRICE: None - never owned by US Govt.

SISTER VESSELS: None

DESIGN: Steam schooner; wood hull

LENGTH: 90'; BEAM: 24'; DRAFT: 7'; TONNAGE: 133 gross

PROPULSION: Steam

ILLUMINATING APPARATUS: Oil

FOG SIGNAL: 8" steam whistle


CONSTRUCTION NOTES - MODIFICATIONS - EQUIPMENT CHANGES & IMPROVEMENTS:
Owned and operated by the Lakes Carriers Association, hence not part of the USLHS inventory and not numbered as a US lightship. The Lakes Carriers Associated was reimbursed by the US Government 1901-1910 for operating and maintaining the vessel)

STATION ASSIGNMENTS: KEWAUNEE

1901-1910: Southeast Shoal (OH)
(1912: Wreck of Joliet (OH))
(1912: Videl Shoal (OH))

(Southeast Shoal was marked by the Canadian Government 1896-1901, then discontinued. The Lakes Carriers Association considered the location should be marked and placed the Kewaunee on station, manning and maintaining the vessel 1901-1910. Operating expenses were reimbursed by the US Government. In 1910 the Canadian Government assumed responsibility for the station. The Canadian Government later acquired Kewaunee, using it until 1927)
(Wreck of Joliet and Videl Shoal stations were marked independently by the Lakes Carriers Association. there is no indication that the US government recognized, sponsored, or maintained either of these stations)

RETIRED FROM LIGHTSHIP DUTY: 1927, AGE 27

SUBSEQUENT DISPOSITION: Owned by Lakes Carriers Association 1900-1912, then acquired and used by Canada as a lightship 1912-1927

 

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