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Schooner, length 70 feet, beam 20 feet, draft 2.9 feet. In service 1855-1868 on Atlantic coast. Named for Benjamin Peirce (1809-1880), the foremost mathematician in the United States during the mid-Nineteenth Century, a friend and colleague of Alexander Dallas Bache of the Coast Survey, and the third Superintendent of the Coast Survey (1867-1874) following Bache’s death in 1867.

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