Navigation aid replaced near Quillayute River

LA PUSH, Wash., - A Coast Guard HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria lowers a new aid to navigation structure to the south jetty near the mouth of the Quillayute River June 8. The 20-foot tall structure replaced a previous seasonal buoy and is designed to tolerate rough seas and waterborne debris. The light helps mariners safely navigate near the sometimes treacherous river bar. (Official Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Augusta Metz.)

LA PUSH, Wash. – A Coast Guard HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria lowers a new aid to navigation structure to the south jetty near the mouth of the Quillayute River. The 20-foot tall structure replaced a previous seasonal buoy and is designed to tolerate rough seas and waterborne debris. The light helps mariners safely navigate near the sometimes treacherous river bar.

Official Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Augusta Metz.

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