Celebrating the Culture of the Sea in the Pacific
Navigation Provided by
The Coast Guard Cutter
CG-83527 - is
a modified 1944 83' Wheeler. She is a wood-hulled craft,
commissioned April 8, 1944 and assigned to Anti-Submarine duties in the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico areas. She was then
assigned to Search and Rescue duty in Tacoma, WA until Dec 1962.
Join our efforts to keep her going while she is "wintered over"
in Everett, WA
Dec 2012 Newsletter (.pdf
559K). Click the images at the right for .jpg version. (added 12-17-2012)
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me to/from any newsletter's that are published:
available, Patrol and Rescue Boats on
Puget Sound, a pictorial history
book about these boats including the Wheeler
83 footers and the CG-83527.
Combatant Craft of America is a non-profit corporation
with a volunteer working Board of Directors. They have
determined that the Mission of the 83527 will be:
Recognize and honor the history, vessel type (Wheeler patrol boat)
and veterans who served aboard these and similar Coast Guard
Provide an authentic floating classroom on which to offer living
history, maritime skills and life training experiences and teach
positive heritage appreciation, character, self esteem and team
building for youth from varied social and economic backgrounds.
Serve, in cooperation with units of the United States Coast Guard
Auxiliary, Sea Scouts and Explorers and similar organizations, as
an active public outreach platform promoting marine safety and
education, environmental protection, homeland security and Coast
Guard and other military service recruiting.
Your active membership and support can make a
significant contribution to the growth of this new institution. This
boat is the first of many we hope to acquire and provide
programs conducted aboard to provide sea-going learning
opportunities for youth groups, families and interested individuals.