The Coast Guard, hard at work…oh buoy, oh buoy, oh buoy! Coast Guard, Newport Add comments Sep 282012 A Coast Guard buoy tender strolls by what looks like the 839 Club on on the Bayfront…my favorite spot for shooting special events on the water which is also a great “watering hole” itself. Share on FacebookShare on Facebook One Response to “The Coast Guard, hard at work…oh buoy, oh buoy, oh buoy!” Whit says: September 29, 2012 at 10:40 AM The photo of the USCGC Fir is great. Here is some information on the USCGC Fir that predated her and a link to a photo of her. http://www.uscg.mil/history/webcutters/img/Tender_21.jpg USCGC Fir [WAGL-212; WLM-212); 16 September 1974; photo by Jim Davis. The Fir was one of three 175-foot “coastwise” tenders designed by the Lighthouse Service. They were constructed entirely of steel and were originally fitted with triple-expansion steam engines. The Fir was built by the Moore Dry Dock Company of Oakland, CA. She was stationed at Seattle for her entire career except for a year spent at Long Beach, CA. She was responsible for servicing 140 buoys, lighthouses and daymarkers in Puget Sound, San Juan Islands, the Strait of Juan De Fuca and the Washington and Oregon coasts. The Fir and her sister tenders had their original triple-expansion steam engines removed and replaced with diesel engines in the 1950′s. Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment.