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Name: Richard Rich Email:
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Country: USA  Date: 10 Feb 2010 22:15:24 GMT

Comment: Come join the fun on the Alert. Looking for volunteers and support restoring this.

Name: RALPH Email:
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Country: USA  Date: 14 Mar 2010 03:40:37 GMT


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Name: Frank Lydell Email:
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Country:   Date: 23 Aug 2010 23:33:15 GMT

Comment: I'm a retiered e8 enginemam (ss) helping the GLNM&M work on the cutter McLane and need engineering manuals & information. Thank you. Frank

Name: steve Email:
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Country: USA  Date: 7 Sep 2010 20:14:55 GMT

Comment: i worked on the alert when she was a sea scout boat it's great to see that someone is taking care of our history she was the oldest and biggest ship in the fleet it the time i also worked on the gryphon and the old bellmonster

Name: Dave Stratford Email:
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Country: US  Date: 21 Oct 2010 20:34:25 GMT

Comment: Former CG guy here, would like to come out and help when I can!

Name: Ted L. Beaver Email:
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Country: USA  Date: 20 Nov 2010 18:17:18 GMT

Comment: I was stationed aboard her for a brief period in late 1968-early 1969. I remember it was a enjoyable time of my enlistment. Glad to see shes still with us, my other ship, The Pontchartrain didn'y fair so well. Thanks, Ted

Name: Ted L Beaver Email:
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Country:   Date: 27 Nov 2010 19:50:01 GMT

Comment: Glad to see the old girl still with us. My other CG ship, the Pontchartain met her demise in 1974. Good Luck!!!

Name: Russ Lyzell Email:
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Country:   Date: 5 Apr 2011 20:21:44 GMT

Comment: Was driving down I-5 and saw this beauty, and was finaly able to find out abt her. Not even the USCG Station Portland people know abt her present. I am busy, but there could be times I could help

Name: Roger Francis Email:
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Country: USA  Date: 8 May 2011 23:02:38 GMT

Comment: Served 68-69 came from Glacier, Went to Point staurt. Loved the old buck & 1/4s Used to see who could answer the clutches fastest

Name: Dan Florea Email:
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Country: USA  Date: 19 May 2011 07:54:58 GMT

Comment: Great Job with the web site. LOOKS REALLY GOOD!!!!!

Name: Dan Gauger Email:
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Country: US  Date: 2 Jun 2011 15:22:31 GMT

Comment: I was driving on I-5 and noticed the W127 on the bow. After a little research I found your website. Great to see her there and hope she is getting some attention. I was on the Campbell in the 70's and remember what it's like working on an older ship.

Name: Gary Gove Email:
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Country: USA  Date: 8 Jun 2011 18:10:26 GMT

Comment: Although I did not serve on the Alert, I did serve on the USCGC Ewing from 1964-1965. One of my lifes best memories.

Name: Ron Janard Email:
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Country: USA OF COURSE!  Date: 21 Jul 2011 23:45:19 GMT

Comment: Just found this site by accident thru a Craiglist ad. This is a fantastic project. Being a Director of the United States Lightship Museum LV-112, I know what your going through. Raising funds for this vessel and others like it is difficult. Visit us sometime at . I will visit this site more often, and will spread the word! The Alert looks in decent shape. Ron Janard / Beverly Massachusetts

Name: Bill Lacy Email:
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Country: PORTLAND OREGON  Date: 22 Jul 2011 01:59:34 GMT

Comment: Chief Engineer on the Alert I am, for anyone who is interested. Am doing as much restoration as can be done on a small budget, have run the main engines and they look and sound like they are in good condition. No water leaks into the crank case oil which is common for an old marine engine. Have gotten the stb generator running, hasn,t run in 10 or 12years I have been told and it is producing electricity.The Port generator is getting a bit of a maintenance boost also till it can be rebuilt. We have a donated 15KW AC generator to give the ships gen a rest and we have a 5KW gen diesel for ships lights and tools. The winch elctromagnetic brake is being restored. Many things being done and so much more to do. We need an electrician who can think outside the box as in DC current along with the standard AC current.



Name: H. G. Lucas Email:
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Country: UNITED STATES  Date: 20 Oct 2011 18:42:43 GMT

Comment: When you come to Coos Bay, I will come aboard to chip and paint. I miss the "Cuyahoga".

Name: michael lang Email:
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Country: USA  Date: 2 Nov 2011 13:47:41 GMT

Comment: Great to learn about this ship built in Camden I will put a link on our web page at the Camden Shipyard & Maritime Museum. Keep up the good work.

Name: Robert M Goodman Email:
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Country: USA  Date: 31 Dec 2011 21:06:33 GMT

Comment: My father, A Benjamin Goodman (1917-) born in Philadelphia, PA, served aboard the USCGC VIGILANT (WSC-154) from 1943 to 1946 as a radioman 2nd class. His executive officer was Lieutenant David Hafler who later went on to found Dynaco, the high fidelity sound company.

Name: Bill Lacy Email:
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Country: USA  Date: 3 Jun 2012 18:50:34 GMT

Comment: This is the cheif engineer again we have been rehab the Port generator be replacing a rear main seal much dreid oil was in the electrical portion, cleaning out all old oil from the feild coils and brush holders also new brushes installed, Iam sure this will give this generator new life, also the Aux generator will be wired into the DC system to give the ships generators a break, also we are working on replacing the deck above the engine room. Anyone willing to come out and help is welcome.

Name: Bob Lyons Email:
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Country: USA  Date: 2 Aug 2012 05:13:02 GMT

Comment: I was stationed on the CGC Alert (WMEC- 630) in 1976, when she was at Cape May NJ.. Fond memories of crew and fisheries and weather stations....Anyone interested in chatting about the ole guard contact me.....bob

Name: Tom Leary Email:
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Country: USA  Date: 2 Sep 2012 23:27:07 GMT

Comment: Served aboard the General Greene 66 to 68. Good ship, good crew, good years. Happy to see that the Alert is still afloat. Long may she sail!

Name: Mark Poulson Email:
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Country: UNITED STATES  Date: 29 Oct 2012 17:26:13 GMT

Comment: I'm a retired Coast Guard ENG2 now living in Oregon City. Saw the "Mighty Alert" just downstream from Diversified Marine in Portland while crossing the Columbia on the I-5 bridge. Where is the project at? Anyone taking an active roll in getting her back in shape? Just curious. Hoping there's a rich benefactor out there for her eventual rebirth. Fair winds and following seas to Alert and all who sail on her.

Name: john kle Email: 
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Country: TOGO  Date: 15 Jan 2013 07:54:22 GMT

Comment: gud fyn

Name: Craig Hunt Email:
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Country: USA  Date: 19 Feb 2013 12:42:20 GMT

Comment: I am very happy to see the old girl is still alive I spent many years in the S.F. bay area working on her under the ownership of Barry B. (highland labs.) She is a true lady to operate and as a engineer she was very reliable. If I can help out in any way please feel free to E-mail me . This made my whole year look alot better now that I know she is safe!!!!

Name: Kelly Rose Email:
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Country: US  Date: 6 Mar 2013 04:18:50 GMT

Comment: I spent many, many days, nights and weekends aboard the Alert in San Francisco and Stockton. I'm a friend of the late Barry Brose (sadly he passed in January, and the Alert was where all of us SF ad agency and TV folks who knew him from Highland Labs would hang out. I now live in Portland and would like to learn more about the restoration project. May I come see the Alert? thanks, Kelly

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