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Not USRC Reliance, but a similar topsail schooner
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Type and Characteristics: Topsail schooner, one of two with sister-ship Vigilant, the last sail-only cutters in the USRC, built by Fardy, Baltimore, MD at cost of $29,000, commissioned 3 June 1867, 227 tons displacement, 110ft long x 24ft 8in beam x 11ft draft.
Log Period and Areas of Service: 1867-1874, Alaskan waters.
Summary of Service
Stationed at San Francisco, CA.
Made six cruises to Alaskan waters.
Fate: 5 January 1875 - sold.
Link: USCG Historian's site
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