A device that receives a signal or stimulus and responds to it in a distinctive manner.
The Detector was a 62-ton, 52-foot schooner that was built by Fisher & Webster of North Yarmouth, Maine. The contract for Detector and her sister, Wasp, called for rock maple keels, white oak planking, and spruce spars, with billet head and square stern.
Detector entered service in 1825 and was stationed at Portland, Maine. She was taken out of service and sold in 1832.
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).