U.S. Coast Guard Lightships

& Those of the U.S. Lighthouse Service


 

VESSEL DESIGNATION: LV 67

Print photo of LV-67


YEAR BUILT: 1897

BUILT AT: Portland (OR)

BUILDER: Wolf & Zwicker Iron Works

APPROPRIATION: $77, 000

CONTRACT PRICE: $69,750

SISTER VESSELS: None

DESIGN: Steam screw; composite hull, (steel sheathed with wood); 2 steel masts with spencers; stack amidships; lantern houses on deck

LENGTH: 122'7"(loa); BEAM: 28'6"; DRAFT: 13'; TONNAGE: 450displ (depth)

PROPULSION: Steam- 200 IEP, (details not found)

ILLUMINATING APPARATUS: 2 electrically powered lanterns at each masthead as built; later converted to oil operation for the remainder of her service

FOG SIGNAL: 12" steam chime whistle; hand operated bell


CONSTRUCTION NOTES - MODIFICATIONS - EQUIPMENT CHANGES & IMPROVEMENTS:

1900: May 8, Illuminating apparatus converted from electric to oil operation-
1910: Equipped with submarine bell signal-
1921: Equipped with radio

STATION ASSIGNMENTS:

1897-1898: Columbia River (OR)
1898-1905: Umatilla Reef (WA)
1905-1906: Columbia River (OR)
1906-1930: Umatilla Reef (WA)

(1897-1898: Temporarily used to mark Columbia River while LV 50 being repaired)
(1905-1906: Withdrawn temporarily from Umatilla and used to mark Columbia River while LV 50 undergoing extensive repairs following her second grounding)


HISTORICAL NOTES: 

Construction started 1895 but contract forfeited Nov 12, 1896 when original contractor failed to perform. Bids re-advertised and vessel completed Aug 10, 1897-
1897: Sep 9, placed on Columbia River "temporarily" to relieve LV 50 for extensive hull repairs-
1897: Nov 17 & Dec 11, broke adrift losing 2 anchors and 300 fathoms chain; off station "several days" in each case-
1898: Jan 25, withdrawn from Columbia River (replaced by LV 50) and was returned to builder to "remedy certain defects"-
1898: May 22, placed on Umatilla Reef (WA); Aug 4, broke adrift, remained on station using harbor anchor; new mushroom & chain delivered by tender May 25-
1899: Nov 17-Dec 14, broke adrift and repositioned by tender-
1900: May 18, withdrawn, station being marked by lighted buoy marked "Lightship Moorings"; while under repair, illuminating apparatus was converted from electric to oil operation in Aug; returned to station Sep 6; Oct 23-Nov 16, broke adrift and brought up in Neah Bay (WA)

More notes: LV 67-
1901: Jan 10-28, broke adrift and brought up at Port Angeles. then taken to Seattle for repairs-
1903: Reported as showing a fixed white light from both mastheads-
1905: Jul 19, relieved (by LV 76) and towed to Seattle for repairs-
1905: Oct 25-Oct 9 1906, "temporarily placed" on Columbia River (OR) during period when LV 50 had been again blown ashore and was undergoing repair-
1906: Nov 2, resumed station on Umatilla Reef, remaining assigned to that station until 1930 when she was laid up

RETIRED FROM LIGHTSHIP DUTY: 1930, AGE: 33

SUBSEQUENT DISPOSITION: Sold 1930


OFFICERS: LV 67

1897-1903: Charles Hastorf, Master
1903-1917: Cyrus Karr, Master
?-1914: William Tobin, Mate
1914: A L Lofstrom, Mate
1914-1915: Samuel Atkinson, Mate
1915-1917: Erik H Lindman, Mate
1917-1930: Erik H Lindman, Master
1917: Gustave H Howe, Mate
1918-1921: Andrew G Anderson, Mate
1921-1925: Jacob Nielsen, Mate
1925-1930: Ole J Lilleoren, Mate


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