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Coast and Geodetic Survey Launch MARINDIN outfitted for wiredrag work.

Gasoline launch, twin engine, length 60 feet, beam 14.8 feet, draft 4.6 feet. Built at Canton Lumber Company, Baltimore, Maryland, at a cost of $12,000 in 1919. In service 1919-1944 on Atlantic coast. Worked as wiredrag vessel with OGDEN. Named for Henri Louis Francois Marindin (1843-1904), who like Hassler and Pourtales, was born a Swiss citizen but made the United States his home and the Coast Survey his life work. He was particularly known for his studies of tides and currents and their actions on harbors, islands, and engineering works.

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