Yesterday, a new Coast Guard Cutter came to town, she’s the CGC David Duren, named for an enlisted hero whose nickname was “Big Wave Dave.” She’ll be at the Astoria dock for awhile, until her new digs at Tongue Point are ready.

The Coast Guard will hold a comissioning ceremony at the Columbia River Maritime Museum on June 27. The Duren is docked at the 17th Street Pier by the museum.

Photo is of the David Duran docked at the 17th St dock by the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria.

Photo credit: Columbia River Maritime  Museum Executive Director and ret. Coast Guard Commander Bruce Cary Jones.

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