Yerba Buena, 1907

May 27, 2020

Yerba Buena, 1907

Builder: Unknown

Contracted: Unknown

Cost: $4,241

Built: 1906

Machinery: Gasoline internal combustion, single screw

Length: 42'

Beam: 10'

Draft: 4' 2"

Displacement: 14 tons

Launched: Unknown

Acquired: 29 October 1901

Commissioned: 1907

Disposition: Decommissioned 1933; sold in December 1933

Complement: 2 men

Cutter History:

Built as a harbor launch to tend aids to navigation in San Francisco Bay and ferry workers from San Francisco and Oakland to Yerba Buena Island where the Lighthouse Depot was located. The craft was put out of service before the completion of the Bay Bridge.


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