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Mayflower III (LHT)

(LHT: dp. 630; l. 164'0"; b. 30'0"; dr. 7'9"; cpl. 29)

A species of shrubs and trees of the arbutus genus with white or pink flowers and scarlet berries. A ship named Mayflower brought the first pilgrims to New England in 1620.

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The third Mayflower, a lighthouse tender built in 1897, was transferred to the Navy after the U.S. entered World War I and commissioned 10 May 1917. She patrolled off the Atlantic coast during the war and was returned to the Lighthouse Service by Executive order 1 July 1919.

Published: Thu Aug 06 11:46:22 EDT 2015