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U.S. Coast Guard Buoy Tenders, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, 2100 Second Street , Washington, District of Columbia, DC



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Item Title
U.S. Coast Guard Buoy Tenders, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, 2100 Second Street , Washington, District of Columbia, DC

Location
2100 Second Street, Washington, DC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER DC-61
Building/structure dates: 1938 initial construction
Significance: Lighthouses and buoys have been essential aids to navigation in the United States since colonial times. Over time, a specialized form of vessel has evolved to serve the needs of maintaining aids to navigation, like buoys, light stations, and lightships. The evolution of the buoy tender is directly related to the functions it served, the materials and technology available at the time of construction, and the missions and traditions of the administering agency. As the technology and care of aids to navigation have evolved and changed, so have the vessels which serviced them. In more recent years, tender duties have expanded to include Search and Rescue (SAR), icebreaking, military readiness, and Law Enforcement (LE)–reflecting the expanded mission of the modern U.S. Coast Guard (USCG).

Subjects
War (World War I)
War (World War II)
War (Civil War)


Related Names
U.S. Light House Establishment
U.S. Revenue Cutter Service
Pleasonton, Stephen
U.S. Light-House Board
Corwin, Thomas
Shubrick, William
Clifford, Candace, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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