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USCGC ELDERBERRY returns to Petersburg


Brian Varela / Petersburg Pilot

The United States Coast Guard Cutter ELDERBERRY is tied up outside the USCG building on Dock St., next to the USCGC ANACAPA.

From Oct. 31, 2018 through July 6, the United States Coast Guard Cutter ELDERBERRY, home ported in Petersburg, was dry docked in Ketchikan for routine maintenance.

Coast Guard civilian employees performed most of the work, which included a complete overhaul the ship's engines and the replacement of the fire main piping and potable water piping, according to Andrew Tetrault, executive petty officer of the ELDERBERRY. A large portion of the ship's steel and deck was also replaced.

The ELDERBERRY gets dry docked about once every three years, but this maintenance period lasted longer than exp...

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