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