Bailey Barco led a rescue of five crew members from the wrecked, three-masted schooner Jennie Hall in December 1900. The Coast Guard’s namesake vessel is bigger, can patrol longer than older, Island-class cutters.
Officials are preparing to raise a sunken 81-foot tugboat Powhatan. A crane barge arrived from Seattle over the weekend, the Daily Sitka Sentinel reported Monday, and divers are going to work over the week to prepare to lift the tug, which sank April 19.
The Navy will scan Kodiak and Unalaska waters for World War II-era munitions using underwater drones next month, as part of an ongoing effort to eventually remove the explosives. What could happen and whether the historic weapons would detonate is unclear.