Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell propeller to be displayed at Columbia River Maritime Museum

Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell propeller to be displayed at Columbia River Maritime Museum
Sam Johnson and Bruce Jones, executive and deputy directors of the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria, Ore., kneel with Chief Warrant Officer Christopher Boss, commanding officer Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell, and Rear Adm. David Throop, commander, Coast Guard 13th District, behind a decommissioned propeller off the cutter Bluebell, April 17, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st...

Coast Guard Auxiliary invites public to help celebrate 75th anniversary in Astoria, Oregon

Coast Guard Auxiliary invites public to help celebrate 75th anniversary in Astoria, Oregon
ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard Auxiliary invites the public to help celebrate the organization’s 75th anniversary in an event at the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria, Oregon, on Monday, June 23rd, at 10:00 a.m. Come meet the men and women who volunteer their time with the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Flotillas 62 and 64 will have visual displays and members on hand to talk about their organization...

Coast Guard Cutter Fir hosts sixth grade students in Astoria, Oregon

Coast Guard Cutter Fir hosts sixth grade students in Astoria, Oregon
ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard and Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria continued the Adopt-a-Ship program at Tongue Point, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 by hosting two sixth grade classes from Hilda Lahti Elementary School in Knappa, Ore., aboard Cutter Fir. Students toured the cutter and learned about many of the unique challenges that come with working and living aboard a buoy tending vessel. Students...

Astoria, Oregon unveils Coast Guard City monument

Astoria, Oregon unveils Coast Guard City monument
ASTORIA, Ore. — The city of Astoria unveiled a monument commemorating its designation as a Coast Guard City during a ceremony on the 17th St. Pier, Thursday. The ceremony, attended by Senator Betsy Johnson, D-Scappoose, and Oregon State Representative Deborah Boone, D-Cannon Beach, began with remarks from Astoria Mayor Willis Van Dusen and Coast Guard Sector Columbia River Commander, Capt. Bruce...

Coast Guard Cutter Alert holds change-of-command – Outgoing CO made Honorary Chief Petty Officer

ASTORIA, Ore. — Cmdr. Matthew Creelman was relieved by Cmdr. Brad Mynatt as the commanding officer (CO) of the Coast Guard Cutter Alert in a joint change-of-command and retirement ceremony held Friday, June 19, 2009, outside of the Columbia River Maritime Museum here.