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Launch RODGERS - named for Coast Survey Assistant Augustus Rodgers, brother of Civil War hero Admiral John Rodgers. Vessel is outfitted for current observations.

Twin-engine gasoline launch, length 60 feet, beam 14 feet, draft 3.7 feet. Built at Canton Lumber Company in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1919. In service 1919-1944 on Atlantic coast. Named for Augustus Rodgers, Assistant in the Coast Survey who served on the West Coast from 1850 until his death in . Rodgers conducted topographic work and triangulation work up and down the California coast. He conducted the reconnaissance of the 39th Parallel Arc from the eastern Sierra Nevada to the Wasatch Mountains of Utah with John Muir in 1876.

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