Monday, May 31, 2010

At Long Last

I’ve lived here in Astoria for nearly four years now and had still never seen any locally-based Coast Guard cutter except the Fir in motion.

Sunday, on my way back from downtown, the Alert was approaching the dock at 17th Street.

A couple of gulls, a cormorant and a heron hung out to watch, too.



Seraffyn said...

The Coast Guard Cutters are such handsome craft. Nice pic!

NWWanderer said...

This particular class has always looked to me like a hybrid of the old Fletcher-class destroyers that served the USN from WWII to the late 80s and the Perry-class fast frigates that came along decades later.

I think my impression is based more on a filtered memory than actual fact, but it still makes me like 'em!