Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell to participate in Christmas Ship Parade

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell, homeported in Portland, Ore., is scheduled to participate in Portland’s 55th annual Christmas Ship Parade on the Willamette River Thursday.

The families of Bluebell crewmembers have been invited to participate as well as Blue Star Moms from the Portland area. This is the first year Bluebell will participate in the Ships' parade.

Blue Star Moms is an organization that brings together mothers of U.S. Armed Forces service members currently serving and veterans.

Bluebell is one of only two 100-foot inland buoy tenders currently in service in the Coast Guard and services aids to navigation in an area of responsibility covering 500 miles.

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  1. Maurice C. Poulin says:

    I was fortunate to ride on the Bluebell on August 28 2005 as 1 of the Selectees of a WW2 veteran to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the end of WW2.I had great talks of the then Captain of the Bluebell and also the then District Commander Admiral Kousch.I was given a hat from the Bluebell and still wear it.
    I am a retired Master Chief Boatswain Mate and had served aboard the USS Leonard Wood APA-12 during the war.I still enjoy all current news of the Coast Guard.