Eliza, 1853

Dec. 30, 2020

Eliza, 1853

An original name retained by the Lighthouse Establishment.

Tender History:

The Eliza was a wooden hulled, 140-foot privately owned schooner chartered by the Lighthouse Establishment in 1853 for use as a supply tender.  She ran aground off Florida in January of 1853 but was safely pulled off and refloated.  The Lighthouse Establishment then purchased her outright.  

She ran aground and was lost off Long Island in March of 1857.


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