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Coast Guard Cutter Storis Added to National Register of Historic Places

January 14, 2013|By KTUU News Staff | Channel 2 News

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Storis has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

For more than 50 years, the Storis was involved in ice-breaking, search and rescue, law enforcement, and medical and disaster relief service in the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea.

The ship was built in Ohio and commissioned in 1942.

It was transferred to Juneau in 1948 and provided medical and judicial services to western Alaska villages.

The Storis spent almost 5 decades based in Kodiak.

It also made cameo appearances in "deadliest catch" and the 2008 film "The Guardian."

It was decommissioned in 2007 and put in a floating storage unit in California.

A non-profit Juneau group is working to bring the ship back to Alaska for use as a historic museum ship.

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