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Spark

 

II

 

(Sch: t. 50; cpl. 14; a. 1 gun)

 

The second Spark was purchased by the Navy in 1831 at Baltimore and sailed early in April to Washington to be repaired and fitted out; and commissioned on or near 19 May 1832, Lt. William Piercy in command.

 

The schooner departed early in June and remained at Norfolk until the 27th when she headed for the Florida coast to protect live oak timber on public lands in the southern states. She was impeded in her voyage south by adverse winds and did not reach St. Augustine until 12 August. She cruised along the coast of Georgia and Gulf of Mexico looking for lumber poachers until May 1832 when she returned north and was sold.