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