Hazel, 1893

Jan. 26, 2021

Hazel, 1893

A shrub or small tree of the genus Corylus, especially C. americana of North America, bearing edible nuts enclosed in a leafy husk.

Builder: ?; San Francisco, California

Length: 45'

Beam: 8' 

Draft: 4' 6"

Displacement: 6.7 tons

Cost: $1,750

Commissioned: 1893

Decommissioned: 1901

Disposition: Sold

Machinery: Single condensing steam engine; single propeller

Performance & Endurance:


Deck Gear: None


Armament: None

Tender History:

The Hazel was a 45-foot steam-powered, wooden-hulled launch.  She was originally built to be used by the tender Madrono but was used instead for service in the 12th Lighthouse District.

She was laid up in October 1901 at the Lighthouse depot on Goat Island.  She was then dismantled and sold in 1902.


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