Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutters Mackinaw, Katmai Bay and Biscayne Bay navigate the Grand River during the parade of ships held as part of the 2011 Coast Guard Festival, Aug. 1, 2011. The Coast Guard Festival is an annual celebration that honors the men and women of the Coast Guard. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class George Degener.
The coast guard is a vital and important part of Alaska and our community. The Sitka Seafood Festival would like to thank the coast guard and it's family for it's continued support, and we look forward to another rescue swimmer demonstration during the Aug.9-12, 2012 festival...only one of the many demonstrations that are offered free at the festival.