Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell arrives in Miami prior to commissioning

Southeastern Coast Guard News
MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell, the fifth of the service’s planned 58 Fast Response Cutters in the Sentinel Class and the first of its class to be named after a female Coast Guard heroine, arrived at her homeport of Coast Guard Sector Miami, Fla., Sunday.

Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell is scheduled for commissioning in New Orleans on June 1, 2013. The location of the commissioning honors the history of the cutter’s namesake. This vessel is named after Coast Guard heroine Margaret Norvell who served admirably for 41 years with the U.S. Lighthouse Service in Louisiana from 1891 to 1932. The U.S. Lighthouse Service formally became part of the modern Coast Guard in 1915. Her devotion to duty saved the lives of countless sailors as she vigilantly stood the watch. Norvell served as keeper of both the Port Ponchartrain Light and the West End Light.

The Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell is moored at Coast Guard Sector Miami while a Coast Guard small boat provides an escort May 5, 2013. The cutter is named after Coast Guard heroine Margaret Norvell who served admirably for 41 years with the U.S. Lighthouse Service in Louisiana from 1891 to 1932. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios.

The Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell is moored at Coast Guard Sector Miami while a Coast Guard small boat provides an escort May 5, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios.

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