The black-and-yellow tugboat changed hands several times, decaying over the years to become a rustic liveaboard that skirted local laws.
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.
The Coast Guard is offering public tours in Juneau of its new cutter Bailey Barco. The 154-foot fast-response cutter will be moored near downtown Juneau.