Would like to know more about a Coast Guard 26 foot cabin launch from the 1930's

by Rachel Teague
(Charlevoix, MI USA)

We are in the process of restoring a Coast Guard 26 ft cabin launch which we believe was built in the late 1930's.

It was used to service the surrounding lighthouses of Beaver Island, MI.

It has davits used to hoist it up to the crib lighthouses.

We believe it has lived its whole life on Beaver Island in Lake Michigan and was in service into the 1950's.

It was an everyday work horse and we are having a hard time finding historic information or photo's of this type of boat.

This boat was still in private active use until 2014.

Any one have knowledge regarding this type of boat would be much appreciated.

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