Ancient Keeper’s 41 Year Watch Ends Friday

Story and photo by Petty Officer Lauren Jorgensen John Downey has helped save mariners’ lives in New England for the past 41 years. The Coast Guard master chief has stayed in the Northeast his entire career, but Friday he is finally going to step down and let someone else take over. Downey, 60, joined the Coast Guard four decades ago in 1966. Thirty-seven years and a wealth of experience later,...