Sunday, July 31, 2016

The Story of the BEAR

In the Coast Guard, we always talk about the EAGLE – the 3-masted sailing ship we stole from the Nazis at the end of World War II. But there’s another ship we talk about less – one even EAGLE aspires to be.

USCGC Eagle on treadmill. "Someday..."

That ship is the Bear.

USRC BEAR in the ice!!!

Bear was built in Scotland in 1874, for a company that hunted seals out of Newfoundland. She was a marvel of her time: a steam-powered proto-icebreaker with six-inch wooden planks on her hull and enough power to smash through solid ice. Her first voyage revolutionized the sealing industry forever, and she quickly earned a reputation as the best sealer on the waves. She could venture further and bring back more pelts than literally a hundred other ships combined.

Which is a great reputation to have, unless you like seals.

USRC BEAR is sorry, seals

Thursday, July 28, 2016


Saturday, July 16, 2016

Pokémon Go Coast Guard

Monday, July 4, 2016