The photographs are of my 3/16"=1foot scratch-built model of the lighthouse tender, Marigold. She was built in 1890 and was the longest serving tender. Marigold was taken into the USCG when that service took over the USLHS in 1939 and served until 1945. At that time she was sold and converted into a diesel dredge named the Miss Mudhen II. Marigold was assigned to the Eleventh Light House District based at Detroit, Michigan. Her dimensions were 159'6" length (oa), x 27'0" x 12'4" with a mean draft of 8"6".

The model, a painting, and the case were commissioned in 1999 by a client of marine artist Len Tantillo ( of Nassau, NY. Len used the model to do the painting " The Lighthouse Tender Marigold at Rasberry Island". That painting took the top award at the Mystic Seaport Internation exhibition in 2000. The cabinet and table were purpose built by cabinetmaker Don Guarino of Schodack, NY.

Albert Blevins

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