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June 8, 2022

The Long Blue Line: Katmai—Part III. Modern world’s largest eruption and the Coast Guard responds!

The three-part conclusion of the three day eruption in what would become Katmai National Park in 1918.

June 6, 2022

The Long Blue Line: Katmai—Part I. America’s worst volcanic eruption and the Revenue Cutter’s humanitarian response

The Revenue Cutter Service was one of the agencies that combined to create to the U.S. Coast Guard. This is their story

April 15, 2022

The Long Blue Line: “The land turned to liquid”—Coast Guard operations in the Great Alaska Earthquake

The land turned to liquid. A long slice of the seaward edge of the plain…a section nearly a mile long and as much as six hundred feet wide-compacted, slumped, and then slid into the bay… men tumbled into the water, grasping for anything – timbers, boxes, debris-to stay afloat. One clung to the side of the fissure before he too, fell in. In the

Feb. 2, 2021

Aviator takes his passion to the water

Petty Officer 2nd Class Jordan Kirby taught himself to refurbish boats through trial and error.