Madroño, 1896

Feb. 10, 2021

Madroño, 1896

A tree, also known as Madroña, Arbutus menziesi of western North America, with glossy evergreen leaves, white flowers, and red-orange fruit.

Tender History:

The Madroño was a 32-foot wood-hulled steam launch  for service with the larger tender Madroño that served out of San Francisco, California.  She had a vertical-inverted non-condensing compound steam engine and a coal-fired return-tubular main boiler.

She later operated independently in the Bay area until 1907 when she was placed out of service.


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