George Steers, 1854

Jan. 25, 2021

George Steers, 1854 

Builder: NA

Commissioned: Purchased June 1854

Decommissioned: laid up in Brooklyn in February 1861 and sold 1861

Length: 63'

Navigation Draft: 8'

Beam: 18'

Displacement: 61 tons

Propulsion: schooner

Complement: NA

Armament: unarmed

Design & Service:

The George Steers cost $4,000 and was originally a pilot boat, later converted to a lighthouse tender.

It served in the 2nd Lighthouse District for its entire career except for a short deployment in the 7th in 1857.


Cutter History File.  USCG Historian's Office, USCG HQ, Washington, D.C.

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