Coast Guard sponsors 10-year Iditarod musher again

The Coast Guard is proudly sponsoring 10-year Iditarod race veteran Ken Anderson in his 2011 Iditarod race attempt. U.S. Coast Guard illustration by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Coast Guard is proudly sponsoring the 10-year Iditarod Trail Sled Dog racing veteran, Ken Anderson, in his 2011 Iditarod race attempt extending 1,150 miles from Anchorage to Nome beginning...

Across frozen Alaska

by PA1 David Mosley Late in the year of 1897, an urgent letter was dispatched to Capt. Francis Tuttle, commander of the Revenue Cutter Bear. Tuttle and his crew had just returned to Seattle following a long summer spent operating in Alaskan waters, when the letter was received informing Tuttle that eight whaling vessels and 265 crewmen were trapped in the ice of the Arctic Ocean near Point Barrow....