Coast Guard and Alaska Governor sign memorandum of understanding for Alaska boating safety programs

JUNEAU, Alaska – Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and Rear Adm. Gene Brooks, Commander, Seventeenth Coast Guard District signed a memorandum of understanding at the Capital Building Friday to renew relationships between the State of Alaska and the Seventeenth Coast Guard District concerning non-commercial boating safety programs and mutual enforcement of laws relating to boating safety on the waters...

Coast Guard Keeps Governor Palin Safe

by Amy Armstrong Tough Boat, Calm Lake The mostly placid waters of Lake Lucille in Wasilla, Alaska, aren’t exactly the place where one might expect to spot a 25-foot Defender class patrol boat owned by the United States Coast Guard. On any normal day, you’d see a variety of canoes and skiffs plying the lake as folks practice their canoing strokes or try to catch rainbow trout. But that wasn’t...