Saturday, September 22, 2007

From The Living Room Window

A couple days ago I watched the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter SPAR service the navigational buoy at the entrance to the East Channel. In the top photo you can see Mount Newhall in the background, and in the bottom picture you have a better view of the buoy being hoisted onto the deck of the SPAR in preparation for servicing. You can read more about the SPAR at the Coast Guard site here, or the Wikipedia entry here. The SPAR is home based in Kodiak, Alaska and services navigational aids all along the Aleutian Chain, earning it the nickname "Aleutian Keeper" which is painted on boom arm of the large deck crane.

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