August 2017 - The stops made in this county are dedicated to the men that served aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Androscoggin (WPG / WHEC -68) from 1946 to 1973. The 255 foot long cutter, stationed at Base Miami in the Coast Guard's 7th District, spent its career on Campeche Patrol in the Gulf of Mexico, Ocean Station duty in the North Atlantic, and in 1968 served a tour off the coast of VietNam while attached to Coast Guard Squadron Three.

Cutter Androscoggin was named in honor of Androsoggin Lake in Kennebec County. She was one of 13 ships of the Coast Guard's OWASCO class cutters. Most of her shipmates referred to the cutter as "The Randy Andy" and very often it was appropriate. 255 Sailors went not sailing in the most up to date and easy riding cutter of the fleet. They would easily roll 45 degrees or more in moderate seas and in a heavy blow it was doubtful that the ship would come through it without losing something of her topside gear. 

"Semper Paratus is our Guide, our Fame, our Glory too!"

 

 

 

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