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By Ben Muir 

Coast Guard cutter visits


Ron Loesch / Petersburg Pilot

The USCG fast response cutter John McCormick in Petersburg.

One of the newest United States Coast Guard fast response cutters, the John McCormick, made a stop in Petersburg on Tuesday as part of its southeast Alaska tour of the communities it serves.

"We definitely didn't want to miss you guys," Capt. Michael Moyseowicz said about Petersburg. "Being the new ship, we wanted to stop in all the communities that we serve."

The cutter is 154 feet in length, it holds 16,000 gallons of fuel and can remain at 12 knots speed for 13 consecutive days. There are four 50 caliber machine gun mounts throughout the ship and a 25 mm weapon system fixed at the fron...

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