A painting by James A. Mitchell III depicting the U.S. Revenue Cutter Bear, around 1890, patrolling off the coast of Alaska. Image courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard.
The USCG Cutter Hickory navigates heavy weather off the coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, March 20, 2013. The crew of the Hickory travelled along the coast of the Pacific Northwest during its return to Homer, Alaska, from a dockside period in Long Beach, Calif. USCG photo by Lt. Cmdr. Brian Krautler.
The Communication Station Kodiak chief’s mess stands with a plaque they had created to memorialize shipmates Chief Petty Officer Richard Belisle, retired and Petty Officer 1st Class Jim Hopkins during a memorial held at the unit in Kodiak, Alaska, April 12, 2013. Comments from many shipmates including the current and former commanding officers of the […]
Senators Mark Begich of Alaska and Maria Cantwell of Washington made a point of announcing the Coast Guard Icebreaker Polar Star is ready for sea in an editorial dated April 19, 2013. The Polar Star was retrofitted at a cost of $57 million by Vigor Shipyards in Seattle. This 399-foot, 75,000 horsepower heavy icebreaker will […]