ex-General R. B. Ayres; later-Henry Carter
A creeping evergreen shrub (Pyxidanthera barbulata) having small white or pinkish flowers, native to pine barrens of the eastern United States.
Pyxie was the former Army small mine planter General R. B. Ayres, which originally entered service in 1909. It was a 163-ton, 89-foot steel-hulled craft.
It was acquired by the Lighthouse Service in January, 1922, at no cost. It was commissioned USLHT Pyxie in 1923 and saw service as a towboat in the 3rd Lighthouse District.
It was deemed unsuitable for further service and was returned to the Army later that year.
Douglas Peterson. United States Lighthouse Service Tenders, 1840-1939. Annapolis: Eastwind Publishing, 2000.