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USCGC Bristol Bay

Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay

History of Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay

BRISTOL BAY was built by the Tacoma Boatbuilding Co. in 1978. She was commissioned in Detroit in 1979. The USCGC BRISTOL BAY is one of just two Bay-class cutters that work in conjunction with a special barge. BRISTOL BAY the second of the U.S. Coast Guard's 140-foot icebreaking tugs. She is named after the body of water formed by the Alaskan peninsula which empties into the Bering Sea. In August 1991, Bristol Bay became the first Bay-class tug to receive a barge specially-designed to perform aids-to-navigation work. The 120-foot long barge works with the ship to service more than 160 aids to navigation each year.

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Commanding Officer
USCGC Bristol Bay
110 Mt. Elliott Avenue
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 568 - 9548


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