Northerner (Ewing), 1864

March 2, 2021

Northerner (Ewing), 1864

Built: Newburgh, NY

Cost:  $60,000

Machinery: 40 " diameter x 8' stroke, side-wheel

Length: 135'

Beam: 24' 9"

Draft: 7'

Displacement: 320 tons

Keel Laid: Unknown

Launched: Unknown

Obtained:  Purchased 18 April 1864

Disposition: Transferred to the Marine Hospital Service in 1892

Complement: 37

Armament: 1 gun (type unknown)

Cutter History:

Purchased for $60,000 from S. Crary and Brothers in New York, Northerner took up station at Beaufort, NC in 1865; she was later at Wilmington, DE followed by a stint at Baltimore, MD. She was at Key West, FL, in 1872 and returned to Baltimore to be laid up. 

Renamed the Thomas Ewing 19 November 1874, she was assigned to the Chesapeake Bay. She was turned over to the Marine Hospital Service for quarantine duty and then sold 29 April 1895 for $1,000. Renamed Clifton, she was wrecked off Beaufort, SC on 18 May 1909.


Donald Canney. U.S. Coast Guard and Revenue Cutters, 1790-1935.  Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1995.

U.S. Coast Guard.  Record of Movements: Vessels of the United States Coast Guard: 1790 - December 31, 1933.  Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1934; 1989 (reprint).