Final voyage from the Last Frontier; Coast Guard Cutter Long Island departs Alaska after 23 years of Coast Guard service

It was a comfortable 48 degrees in Valdez, Alaska, the day the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Long Island departed from their home pier as calm seas and light showers welcomed them into Prince William Sound one last time.

After 23 years of service in the Coast Guard, the Long Island was setting out on its final voyage, a journey from its homeport of the last 12 years to the Coast Guard’s shipyard in Baltimore, Md.


Cutter crew completes patrol, training in Alaska winter conditions

The Coast Guard Cutter Long Island, homeported in Valdez, is one of seven 110-foot Island Class patrol boats stationed throughout Alaska. The crews’ are typically underway for a total of 185 days a year and their primary missions include search […]


Long Island, Qayak Chief rescue duck hunters in Prince William Sound

Coast Guard rescues three duck hunters near Whittier, Alaska

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Long Island and a good Samaritan vessel rescued three members of a duck hunting expedition Saturday in Harrison Lagoon near Whittier. Two of the hunters overturned their canoe while trying to retrieve a […]


Coast Guard Alaska weekly news highlights

Aug. 27 – Communications Station Kodiak received a medevac request for a 25-year-old male with a mouth injury aboard the 98-foot fishing vessel Shell Fish 310 miles west of Cape Decision. The duty flight surgeon recommended a medevac and Air […]


Coast Guard Cutter Long Island commanding officer gets taste of Alaska rescues

 The Coast Guard Cutter Long Island returned to Valdez Sunday with their new commanding officer at the helm. Lt. Adam Disque took command of the cutter July 1 and completed a three-day patrol intended to practice routine drills to assess […]


>It’s not just a job, it’s an adventure

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>WHAT A LONG, STRANGE TRIP IT’S BEEN

> Well here we are, north bound and half way home. From the narrow channels and scenic beauty of Canada to port calls in Seattle, Bellingham, and Victoria, B.C., it’s been quite an interesting patrol. For those with children and/or […]


>One more transit, one more story

> This South Seas patrol marks the beginning of the end for many of us onboard Long Island. With transfer season just around the corner, and many of us headed to a varied assortment of schools to prepare for our […]


>Leaving Oz

> Our time in Washington is quickly coming to a close and within a handful of hours we’ll be northbound with the hammer down. If we had a set of ruby slippers we’d click them together and say “There’s no […]


>LI Engineers: "We’ll keep the lights on"

>As the patrol starts to wind down our thoughts have begun to wander back up north to Valdez. Many making plans with the family or finalizing transfers. Others thinking of where to lay the first string of shrimp pots or […]


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