Daisy, 1895

Dec. 15, 2020

Daisy, 1895

Daisy: A plant having rayed flowers, especially a widely naturalized Eurasian plant, Chrysanthemum leucanthemum, having flowers with a yellow center with white rays.

Builder: Edward Clark & Company, New Bedford, Massachusetts

Length: 54'

Beam: 13' 8"

Draft: 5' 8"

Displacement: 84 tons

Cost: $6,500

Commissioned: 1895

Decommissioned: 1928

Disposition: Sold

Machinery: Compound condensing steam engine; 60 BHP; upright tubular coal-fired boiler; single propeller

Performance & Endurance:


Deck Gear: Wood derrick

Complement: 6

Armament: None

Tender History:

The second U.S. Lighthouse tender named Daisy was originally the privately owned launch Genevieve, built in 1892.  She was purchased by the Lighthouse Service in February of 1895 and was placed into service as the Daisy, to replace the tender Bouquet which had been wrecked.  She was assigned to the 3rd Lighthouse District and was stationed at Staten Island, New York.  She served as an inspection tender and also tended buoys in Gedney's Channel in lower New York Bay in the 3rd Lighthouse District.

She was sold on 19 March 1928.


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