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USCG photo Courtesy of Ernie Ritzmann

USCGC JASMINE WAGL-
September 14, 1955

The Coast Guard Cutter JASMINE hoists a temporary buoy marker from the water of Louisiana's Rigolets after building a permanent light. The New Orleans-based 91-foot buoy tender maintains and services minor aids to navigation on inland waterways in Southeastern Louisiana. (USCG)
The JASMINE is now decommissioned.
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Courtesy of Don Ludlow Sr

USCGC DAHLIA WAGL-288
June 3, 1959

Built by the Great Lakes Engineering Works in River Rouge, MI and commissioned in August 1933. She was decommissioned on October 9, 1964 and sold on May 20 1965 to the government of Surinam.
Length 81'2", Beam 21', Draft 9', Displ 160 tons, Propulsion 1 Winton 235 BHP diesel with single prop, Max speed 10 kt with cruising speed of 7.1 kts, Range 1027 miles, Deck gear 5.0 ton capacity boom and electric winch, Compliment 10.
She served her entrie career servicing aids to navigation on the Detroit and St Clair River.

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Courtesy of LT Grant Spooner USCGR (ret)

USCGC MADRONA WAGL302
1961
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USCG Photo courtesy of Len Kingsbury

USCGC COWSLIP WAGL/WLB-277
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USCG Photo courtesy of Len Kingsbury

USCGC EVERGREEN
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USCG PHOTO

USCGC MALLOW
March 2, 1963

Off the Pacific Northwest Coast.
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R. Levesque photo

USCGC MALLOW WLB396
November 1983

In drydock, Honolulu HI.
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USCGC HEATHER WAGL-331
J.M. Bruce photo

USCGC HEATHER WAGL-331
1965
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USCG PHOTO

USCGC MALLOW
November 3, 1972
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USCG PHOTO

USCGC MALLOW
November 3, 1972

Off of Honolulu Hawaii
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USCG PHOTO

USCGC FIREBUSH
February 9, 1955
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Stephen F. Robinson Photo

USCGC CITRUS WLB300
September 1973

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Stephen F. Robinson Photo

USCGC CITRUS WLB300
September 1973

Both these photos were taken by EN2 Stephen F. Robinson while servicing weather buoy EB-03 in the Gulf of Alaska, 180 miles South of Kodiak Island. The buoy is anchored in 16,000 feet of water! A rare calm day for these waters.
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BMC Steve Prime USCG (ret) photo

USCGC IRONWOOD WAGL297
1966

At Base Sand Island HI unloading NASA space cone. Noticed CGC Kukui moored in background. Photo taken from the Winnegabo.
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Don Howard Photo

USCGC IRONWOOD WLB-297
July 1978
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USCG photo courtesy of Bill Collette

USCGC WHITE LUPINE YF-446/WAGL/WLM546

Commissioned by the U.S. Navy in 1944 and transferred to the Coast Guard on September 5, 1947. She was decommissioned on February 27, 1998, transferred to Tunisia and renamed TABARKA.
LOA 132'10", BEAM 30', DRAFT 8'9", PROPULSION diesel electric, COMPL 1 Warrant,20 crew (1948).
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BMCM ED SIGMUND USCG (ret) Photo

USCGC PAW PAW
1980

Taken from the USCGC POINT HIGHLAND.
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Courtesy of BMCS Ron Dudley USCG (ret)

USCGC WHITE PINE W-547
1980

Moored at Coast Guard Station Pascagoula MS. According to the contributer, the White Pine was the only 133 footer fitted with spuds.
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Jim Jones photo

USCGC HORNBEAM WLB-394

Out of Woods Hole Massachusetts 1968 . Nobska Light in the background.
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USCG photo courtesy of Bill Collette

USCGC HORNBEAM WLB-394
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CDR Steve Wheeler USCG photo

USCGC LAUREL WAGL/WLB291

Commissioned on November 21, 1942, decommissioned December 1 1999.
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CDR Steve Wheeler USCG photo

USCGC LAUREL WAGL/WLB291
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CDR Steve Wheeler USCG photo

USCGC LAUREL WAGL/WLB291

Salt water washdown
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CDR Steve Wheeler USCG photo

USCGC LAUREL WAGL/WLB291

Working on the buoy deck. Probably among the most dangerous jobs in the Coast Guard.
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CDR Steve Wheeler USCG photo

USCGC LAUREL WAGL/WLB291

More wash down. Guess if your gonna take white water it might just as well "look" pretty.
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R. Levesque Photo

USCGC CHEYENNE (WLR-75405)
July 26, 2006

Homeported in Saint Louis MO.
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R. Levesque Photo

USCGC CHEYENNE (WLR 75405)
July 26, 2006
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R. Levesque Photo

BMCM Mike Gibbs USCG
CHANGE OF WATCH/CHANGE OF COMMAND
July 26, 2006

Taken during BMCM Mike Gibbs,(OIC Cheyenne) during Change of Command,passing of the title Silver Ancient Mariner, and retirement.

left to right:

Captain Sharon K. Richey (seated) Commanding Officer, Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River.

BMCM Mike Gibbs relinquishing Silver Ancient Mariners title.

BMCM Charles Bowen (center), Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard.

DCCM Amritt Villa. New Silver Ancient Mariner.

BMCM Daniel Kilkeary (seated) New OIC CGC Cheyenne.

LT Eric Battle Chaplain.
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