To spy on or explore carefully in order to obtain information; reconnoiter.
Builder: ?, Port Townsend, Washington
Beam: 9' 6"
Draft: 4' 6"
Displacement: 22 tons
Machinery: Compound-expansion steam engine
Performance & Endurance:
This small wooden launch patrolled the shoal waters at Port Townsend, Washington. Her duty was primarily to stop illegal immigrants and the smuggling of opium. She was sold to the Birch Anderson Towboat Company for $1,020.
Donald Canney. U.S. Coast Guard and Revenue Cutters, 1790-1935. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1995.
U.S. Coast Guard. Record of Movements: Vessels of the United States Coast Guard: 1790 - December 31, 1933. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1934; 1989 (reprint).