party off USCS Brig FAUNTLEROY. 1857-Earliest picture of
Coast Survey sounding operations. Watercolor by James Madison
nephew of Lieutenant Commanding James Alden.
brig, length 83 feet, beam 22.2 feet, draft 8.4 feet. Acquired by
George Davidson for service on the western coast in 1854. In service
1854-1881, sold in 1881. Originally named the AURELIA, George Davidson
renamed it the R. H. FAUNTLEROY in honor of his father-in-law and
mentor Robert H. Fauntleroy (1806-1849), who while a Coast Survey
Assistant died of disease on the Gulf Coast in 1849.