USCG Cutter Hickory visits Petersburg


Suzanne Ashe

USCG Cutter Hickory heading North in Wrangell Narrows.

The USCG Cutter Hickory last week made a brief stop in Petersburg. The multi-mission cutter was docked in the South Harbor in March.

During the brief visit, the crew of 43 enlisted men and seven officers got a chance to explore Petersburg before heading back out to sea.

The Hickory is currently stationed out of Homer, and spends much of its time in Kachmak Bay, Cook Inlet and along the Aleutian Islands.

The Hickory is equipped as a buoy tender and is responsible for maintaining up to 200 buoys. The crew of the 225-foot boat is responsible for maritime law enforcement, marine environmental...

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