WESTERN UNION (schooner)

  • Vicinity: Truman Annex
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Structure

The Schooner Western Union was built by the Western Union telegraph company to lay cables from Florida, throughout the Caribbean to Central America, the Gulf States and South America. - AsNotedIn



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1939/04/07 Western Union Telegraph Company Owner Schooner Western Union is launched off Simonton Beach, Key West, built by Heber Elroy and Loxley Arch
1942/00/00 The schooner WESTERN UNION joins the Coastal Picket Force

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Particulars for WESTERN UNION (schooner):
Era Age of Sail
Other Description American Coasting Schooner
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Area of Significance Communications
Historic Use Communications facility
Criteria Historic Event
Owner Private
Boat Type Schooner
Sight Category Structure
Area of Significance Transportation
Historic Use Water Works
Historic Use Water-related

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 16th May 1984

Registry Name: WESTERN UNION (schooner)
Registry Address: Pier A, Truman Annex
Registry Number: 84000930
Resource Type: Structure
Owner: Private
Architect: Elroy,Herber; Arch,Loxley
Architectural Style: Other
Attribute: American Coasting Schooner
Contributing Structures: 1
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Transportation, Architecture, Communications
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Significant Year: 1939
Historic Function: Transportation, Industry, processing, extraction
Historic Sub-Function: Water-related, Water works, Communications facility
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Transportation
Current Sub-Function: Water-related Outdoor recreation

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