CG Cutter Moves to Portland, Maine

The Coast Guard Cutter Jefferson Island, a Portland, Maine-based 110-foot patrol boat, permanently moved from its current moorings at the Coast Guard base in South Portland to the newly renovated Coast Guard pier at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute this past Thursday, December 30.

The 16-person crew and their spouses will mark the move by launching their “Own the Coast” campaign, a 2-month-long initiative to collectively run, bike or swim the 3,478 miles of Maine coastline in the gym while attempting to match the mileage with donated cans of non-perishable food items. The crew will also conduct beach cleanups to raise public awareness of environmental management and protection. The donated food items collected throughout the campaign will be donated to the Good Shepherd Food Bank of Portland in late February.

The Jefferson Island participates in search and rescue, law enforcement, domestic fisheries enforcement and homeland security missions.

The Jefferson Island will be open for public tours on December 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at its new berth on 354 Commercial St. in Portland.

For more information:

Contact Lt. Nick Borrow at (207-767-0318) or (207-318-2488).

South Portland, Maine Information:

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