The Coast Guard Cutter Naushon floats just off the bottom at low tide in Ketchikan, Alaska, Aug. 4, 2012. Tidal fluctuations can exceed 22 feet in south eastern Alaksa. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Get to know your District: Coast Guard Cutter Naushon crew

The Coast Guard Cutter Naushon is a 110-foot Island-class patrol boat homeported in Ketchikan, Alaska. The Naushon has a crew of 17 members that conduct missions such as law enforcement, search and rescue, fisheries and pollution response. Meet a few of the crewmembers who serve and protect aboard the ship.


Ketchikan Coast Guardsman brings a touch of the Southwest to Southeast Alaska

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Coast Guard Base Ketchikan holds community open house

Ketchikan, Alaska, known as Alaska’s first city, recently was the site of the first ever open house held at Coast Guard Base Ketchikan Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. On what turned into a bright sunny day, Coast Guard active duty, reserve […]