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The launch MITCHELL. Conducting current surveys.

Gasoline launch, twin engine, length 60 feet, beam 14.8 feet, draft 4.6 feet. Built in 1919 at Canton Lumber Company in Baltimore, Maryland, at a cost of $12,000. In service 1919-1944. Named for Henry Mitchell (1830-1902) of the U.S. Coast Survey who was a pioneer in the study of the physical oceanography of estuaries and harbors. He was the brother of the famed astronomer Maria Mitchell and a noted scientist who was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

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