Monday, December 5, 2016

US Coast Guard Polar Star

Heavy Icebreaker spotted ...

USCGC Polar Star
December 1  2:04 PM
Puget Sound, Washington
"USCGC POLAR STAR (WAGB-10) is a United States Coast Guard Heavy Icebreaker. Commissioned in 1976, the ship was built by Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Company of Seattle, Washington along with her sister ship, POLAR SEA (WAGB-11). POLAR STAR is one of the largest ships in the US Coast Guard and one of the world's most powerful non-nuclear ships. The POLAR STAR is home ported in Seattle, Washington."

[Update 12.7.2016]  Interesting history of the Polar Star is here.

Closing thought ...
You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
     Steve Jobs


  1. Thanks for this, John. I especially love that quote from Steve Jobs. I must remember that. :-)

  2. Hello, the ice breaker ship is huge. Great quote. Thanks for sharing. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

  3. That must be a dangerous and amazing career, being on one of those boats. Beautiful shot.

  4. Nice shot and I like that quote by Jobs.

  5. Hi John, another interesting post . . . I've learned a lot about Seattle reading your posts, Thank You :) I was raised in Michigan City, Indiana. It is right at the southern tip of Lake Michigan. Where all the wind goes when heading down the lake. They could use that boat there. I remember going down to the shore some years and seeing huge piles of frozen waves. It would be so cold that the waves that crashed the shore would leave ice and sometimes by March it would be piled up 50 feet high.

  6. Fascinating picture and very interesting quote. Have a good day John.

  7. I've been on the old icebreakers. they were much smaller but fine ships.

  8. Nice, the red ship really stands out.

  9. I appreciate that quote and am printing it out for my family.


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