Survey Schooner EXPERIMENT. In service 1835-1839.
Schooner, length 90 feet,
beam 21.5 feet, draft 6.1 feet. Built in 1831 at the Washington Navy
Yard, Washington, D.C. Acquired from the Navy in 1835 and worked in
Long Island Sound from 1835-38. This ship and the schooner JERSEY
were the first two major vessels acquired for the use of the Coast
Survey. 1835-38. Returned to Navy in 1839.