launch, length 46 feet, beam 11.9 feet, draft 4.5 feet. In service
1876-1886 on the West Coast.
length 78.8 feet, beam 19.6 feet, draft 9.3 feet. Builder and
source unknown. In service 1850-1858 on the Atlantic coast.
Named for President James Madison (1751-1836) during whose tenure
from 1809-1817 Ferdinand Hassler proceeded to Europe for books
and instruments for the Coast Survey, was appointed first Superintendent
of the Coast Survey in 1816, and conducted the first field work
of the Coast Survey the same year.
Cushing Class Revenue Cutter, length 91 feet, beam 21 feet,
draft 8.5 feet. In service 1862-1875 on the West Coast. Served
initially as replacement for the ACTIVE during Civil War period.
Named for William Learned Marcy (1786-1857), Secretary of War
in the cabinet of James Polk (1845-1849) and Secretary of State
under President Franklin Pierce.