USCG Cutter Mellon visits Juneau

Tours on Tuesday

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mellon ties up at Station Juneau on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. Photo by Heather Bryant / KTOO.

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.