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During their August Industry Luncheon and Celebration of the 225th Birthday of the United States Coast Guard, the Board of Directors of the Columbia River Steamship Operators’ Association, presented the United States Coast Guard Sector Columbia River and MSU Portland a pair of plaques.  Executive Director Kate Mickelson said, “The Coast Guard core values are honor, respect, and devotion to duty and we see this every day in the Columbia River.  It is truly my honor to present to the USCG Sector Columbia River and MSU Portland these plaques in celebration of the 225th birthday of the United States Coast Guard, commemorating the contributions and service to the Columbia River by the men and women of the Coast Guard.” 

Lt. Abbie Harms was the Keynote Speaker at the August Industry Luncheon.  Her presentation, “A History of the Coast Guard in the Pacific Northwest,” detailed the US Coast Guard’s rich history in the Columbia River and a historical glimpse at the longstanding relationship between the US Coast Guard and the maritime industry.

Back Row (L to R): Capt. Brian Gilda, Mr. Ken Lawrenson, LT Abbie Harms, Board Member Randy Click, Deputy Sector Commander Capt. David Berliner, LT Ryan Gomez.  Front Row (L to R): Board Member Rob Rich, Sector Commander Capt. Daniel Travers, Executive Director Kate Mickelson, Board Member Geoff Doerfler, Commanding Officer, MSU Portland Capt. Patrick Ropp, Board Member Bo McCall,  LCDR Ben Russell.

CRSOA Celebrates 225th Birthday of US Coast Guard

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