The Coast Guard Cutter Mellon pulled into Station Juneau Monday morning.
The 378-foot High Endurance cutter is based in Seattle. Coast Guard Spokesman Kip Wadlow says the Mellow is in Southeast Alaska on a “shakedown cruise” to conduct equipment tests before heading back to homeport.
The ship will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday.
She’s named after Andrew W. Mellon, who was 49th Secretary of the U.S. Treasury from 1921-1932.
Built in 1966, the Mellon has diesel and gas turbine engines, one of the first cutters to be built with a combined propulsion plant.
- With U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan’s help, the Water Resources Development Act has passed the U.S. Senate, inching Nome closer to the possibility of an Arctic deep draft port. The act will bring $1.4 billion dollars to new water infrastructure over the next five years.
- Cabinet members and high-ranking science advisors from 25 governments will convene on the White House tomorrow to discuss the Arctic. It’s billed as the first-ever White House Arctic Science Ministerial.
- Citing the concerns among his constituents an Anchorage Assembly member knelt during the pledge of allegiance during a Tuesday meeting.
- Tarps and blankets, and heat sinks made out of buckets of water can minimize frost damage to plants and vegetables.