Buttercup, 1922

Nov. 9, 2020

Buttercup, 1922

Buttercup: A plant of the genus Ranunculus, with glossy yellow flowers.

Builder: N/A

Length: 25'

Beam: N/A

Draft: N/A

Displacement: N/A

Cost: ?

Commissioned: 1922?

Decommissioned: 1936?

Disposition: ?

Machinery:  N/A

Performance & Endurance: N/A


Deck Gear: N/A

Complement: N/A

Tender History:

Buttercup was built as a small harbor tender that was in use from at least 1922 to 1936.  She was assigned to the 11th Lighthouse District and operated out of Detroit.


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