Vigilant, 1856

July 1, 2020

Vigilant, 1856

On the alert: watchful.

Builder: Unknown

Cost: $4,400 (purchase price)

             $800 (alterations)

Rig: schooner

Length: Unknown

Beam: Unknown

Draft: Unknown

Displacement: Unknown

Built: 1856

Acquired: Unknown

Commissioned: 11 September 1856

Disposition: Sold 30 June 1866

Complement: Unknown

Cutter History:

The private schooner Mirror was purchased on 20 November 1856. It was assigned to the 1st and 7th Lighthouse Districts.

The ship wrecked near Key West in February 1866 and the hull was subsequently sold.


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