Coast Guard Station Gloucester
|Coast Guard Station Gloucester|
|Part of 1st District|
|Type||Coast Guard Station|
|Owner||United States Coast Guard|
|Events||Blizzard of 1978|
United States Coast Guard Station Gloucester is a United States Coast Guard station located in Gloucester, Massachusetts. It is located on Harbor Loop on the Mainland. The first successful US Coast Guard Air Station was located on Ten Pound Island in Gloucester Harbor.
The station has three assets; two 47′ MLB and an RBS2. In order to respond to "SAR" search and rescue in heavy weather the 47 MLB is utilized. Gloucester's "AOR" (area of responsibility) also includes narrow rivers and harbors, which the RBS is utilized over the 47 to gain entry into shallow waters.
Many books and movies have revolved around the station, most notably; "10 Hours Until Dawn" and the story of Andrea Gail and her crew was the basis of the 1997 book The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger, and a 2000 film..
That may be verified on the official US Coast Guard site:http://www.uscg.mil/history/stations/airsta_salem.asp
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