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LIVELY

Steam launch, length 46 feet, beam 11.9 feet, draft 4.5 feet. In service 1876-1886 on the West Coast.

MADISON

Schooner, 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.

MARCY

Schooner, 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.


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