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FIR (Lighthouse Tender)

Staten Island, New York
County of Solano.
National Register Number: 92001880
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Transportation - water -related. The threat level was Priority3 in
2000.
Certified Local Government: NO
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Statement of Significance (as of designation - April 27, 1992):
Built in 1938, FIR is the last surviving unaltered American lighthouse tender. FIR spent her active career transporting lighthouse keepers, bringing them supplies, mail, and fuel, as well as servicing lightships, moving buoys, and participating in search and rescue efforts. When decommissioned in October 1991, this essentially unmodified vessel was the last working member of the U.S. Lighthouse Service fleet. Fir represents a largely unheralded workaday aspect of the U.S. Lighthouse Service, as well as the seafaring foundation from which the modern Coast Guard's Buoy tender fleet evolved.

FIR is the last surviving unaltered American lighthouse tender. Fir represents a largely unheralded workaday aspect of the U.S. Lighthouse Service, as well as the seafaring foundation from which the modern Coast Guard's Buoy tender fleet evolved. The ship has been transfered to the U.S. Lighthouse Society which will relocate the ship to the pier at its museum on Staten Island, NY


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