Alaska unit snapshot: Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore (WLB-209)

Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore is a 225-foot seagoing buoy tender located in fishing community of Cordova on the east side of Prince William Sound in South Central Alaska along the Copper River Delta. They are affectionately known as the “Keeper […]


Sycamore crew train for cold water survival in Cordova, Alaska

On a snowy 34-degree morning 19 crewmembers from Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore jumped into Cordova Harbor to perform their annual water survival exercise. The water temperature Dec. 12 was 39-degrees. Practicing water survival techniques is vital, particularly in Alaska where the […]


And now for the rest of the story

An Air Station Kodiak-based MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, forward deployed to Cordova was called upon to rescue four hunters whose boat sank and stranded them on a remote beach 13 miles northwest of Cordova Sept. 12, 2012. The helicopter crew […]


Sycamore setting out the summer seasonals

 We are into the month of May which means summer is officially started here in Cordova. The annual kickoff for CGC Sycamore is the establishment of the Orca Inlet channel buoys and the Copper River delta lights. The significant majority […]