Coast Guard Station Gloucester

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Coast Guard Station Gloucester
Part of 1st District
Gloucester, Massachusetts
Seal of the United States Coast Guard.svg
Coordinates 42°36′37″N 70°39′36″W / 42.61028°N 70.66000°W / 42.61028; -70.66000
Type Coast Guard Station
Site information
Owner United States Coast Guard
Open to
the public
Yes
Site history
Built 1977
In use 1977-Present
Events Blizzard of 1978
Garrison information
Current
commander
Robert Leperre

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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