Poppy, 1923

March 12, 2021

Poppy, 1923

Any of numerous plants of the genus Papaver, having nodding buds with four crumpled petals, showy red, orange, or white flowers, a milky juice, and capsules that dehisce through terminal pores.


The Poppy was originally built in 1918 for the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps as the harbor launch Q-7.  She was a diesel powered wooden-hulled 53-ton launch that was acquired in 1923 and assigned to the 7th Lighthouse District for use as a buoy boat.  She was placed out of service in 1938.


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