US Coast Guard
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter SparWLB - 403 out of Bristol RI.
Click onto image below to see the artist's details. D. Ellis 1989
Click onto picture below for youtube on the STORIS-38 made for Sarah Pace
( with captions) for her grandfather, Captain of the STORIS-38 at the time.
The time has come to say goodbye to USCGC STORIS. Whether she was The Galloping Ghost of the Alaskan Coast Bering of the Bulldog the Mighty STO or one of any other pet nicknames she endeared herself and made a lifelong impression on everyone who served on her or knew her. Lifelong memories and friendships were made as the men andwomen who served aboard her bonded as one ship and one crew. Over the years the STORIS and her crews proved themselves over 64 years of service to be figuratively and literally a one of a kind unit and a credit to our nation. In these final posts we encourage you to share your favorite STORIS memories and thoughts related to the ship.
Click onto image to see her beauty Double click for more detail.
Dear friends, supporters, shipmates, and family members of CGC STORIS
As you undoubtedly know by now, our efforts to obtain title to the STORIS for use as a museum ship have been dealt a final blow this week with the sad news that the ship is being towed to Ensenada, Mexico, for scrapping.
We followed every possible lead in trying to secure the ship but circumstances beyond our control ultimately proved impossible to overcome. Fiscal responsibility to our donors and common sense have always been important guiding factors in our actions.Though we have lost the ship those of us who hold fond memories of our time on board STORIS will always have those memories, stories and photographs of the ship. No one can take those away from us. It is up to us to share our stories and memories with our loved ones to keep STORIS alive. She will live on in our hearts and minds forever. While we grieve at the loss of the ship, I would encourage all of you to make this a time of remembrance and a time to share those memories. Second-guessing or getting angry won’t serve any positive end and certainly won’t honor the memory of the ship and those who served aboard her.The closing remarks from Rear Admiral Arthur E.
(Gene) Brook sat STORIS decommissioning on 8 FEB 2007. To sum things up well at this sadtime:
“So today we bid farewell to a beloved cutter that has served her nation with legendary distinction. This "Queen" has literally carved a path blazed the trail and marked the waterways that ensured the safe transit of every ship that followed. It’s obvious this tough old ship has the tenacityand determination - the very heart and soul - of those who built her those members of the greatest generation. Throughout the years the crew members at her helm have demonstrated extraordinary courage and for saving lives protecting living marine resources and protecting shipping from the hazards of the icy Arctic. For you see while STORIS is this heartyship, the real STORIS is every Coast Guard crewmember every crew that ever sweated and toiled and laughed and dreamed aboard her. These are the lives. These are the Coast Guard heroes, who breathed life and passion and purpose into STORIS - 38.”
I want to thank everyone who has supported the STORIS Museum over these past few years, whether it was a kind word, a letter of support or financial donation. We wouldn’t have made it this far with out you. We can hold our heads up as we did the best we could under some very difficult circumstances.
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Clickonto picture below of Damon to watch a video slide show of the
USCGC Storis-38 sitting in Suisun Bay waiting on her destiny pictures taken on 5-23-11
by Rebecca Tyson Smith & Damon Stuebnerthank you for the use of them. Tom Hough EN3.
Click onto the picture on the right for a short video on the STORIS-38 Goodbye !!
Posted on 6 / 12 / 2013
Historic Cutter Storis on the Auction Block
JayBarrett, KMXT - Kodiak
Jay Barrett is the news director at KMXT in Kodiak.
Click onto photo below to play & hear what is taking
place with the USCGC STORIS.
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On the left click onto Storis-38 below for her web site on face book.
On the right Click onto the Coast Guard for their offical facebook page.
229 4th Street
1- 907- 586 - 8193
This is the STORIS-38's Page, The Big Sister To All 180s.
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter STORIS-38
Click onto STORIS below for the STORIS museum.
All pictures have been enhanced and made into
a higher resolution to see when clicked onto.
Bernie Merrifield's Page
Below is what the Storis' bell would look like if it were located.
The bell below is the Bramble's bell touched up.
Below is a very old photograph of the CGC Storis-38 moored in her
home base Kodiak Alaska and tied up to the gangplank
is the ship's Mascot
Red Dog -Year unknown.
Click picture below for rescue of the Alaskan Monarch 15 Mar.1990.
Perfect Storm Rescues:Storis-38&Helos.
Jim Loback Northwest Passage 1957
Click Below for more info.by Jim LoBack.
Maritime museum needs Juneau's help.
A picure below of the Captains of the ships
STORIS-SPAR- & the BRAMBLE.
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Click onto the photos below of the STORIS-38 to enlarge them
Some are then and some more recent.
Click onto STORIS for great detail.
CaptainArthur Morrison USCG (Ret) is seen below next to our first major artifact being donated to the STORIS Museum by the SS Lane Victory. Captain Morrison who served in STORIS in the early 50’s helped us in locating the 3”/50 SingleGun shown. He is currently working with the SS Lane Victory and the US Navy toobtain permission for the transfer to the STORIS Museum. It is excess to theLane Victory and will be relocated to STORIS and installed on the fo’c’sle,where originally a 3”/50 Single Gun was installed for service in Greenlandduring WWII.
Click onto picture below for
Lane Victory 1 -movies
Lane Victory 2-movies
ClickBelow for short movie on the Storis-38 on April,15th 1993.
Running Time 5:30
USCGC STORIS (WMEC 38) underway1992-1993
Click Onto Picture Below For Thumbnails.
USCGC Storis video from 1962-63
8 MM film
video courtesy of Bob Arakel
The United Coast Guard Presents / The Northwest Passage - 1957
An Official U.S.Coast Guard Film
Watch the northwest passage, a 3 part series on youtube
approx. 30 minutes running time the trip was made by the Spar WLB -403
Storis & the Bramble In 1957.
Motionpicture sectionpublic information division U.S. CoastGuard.
Admiral Thad Allen , commandant of the U.S.Coast Guard
Starts out with the conversation about the
3 Coast Guard Cutters on this voyage made in 1957, bythe Storis , Bramble &
The Spar, and what their achivementswere.
Northwest Passage 16-MM-made from the two videos above.
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There will be more photos of the Northwest Passage
c/o Jim Loback
STORIS Museum, Click onto link below.
An interview with former crew members of the Storis-38 when they made the trip known as the Northwest Passage made in 1957 along with the
Spar & the Bramble.
interviewed by Dr. Thiesen with
Dick Juge-Chuck Schmitzer- & Clair Upton
also CMDR Farley & his daughter Marie.
All photographs are from the files of Lieut.
Commander F. B. Hunt
Donated to the STORIS museum from
His granddaughter "Sarah Pace"
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain"
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The STORIS - 38's Page
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Click below for Info...
Click below to see complete crew's list on the Storis-38
Northwest Passage - scroll down towards the bottom 1957.
Over the mountain was recorded on June of 1957- by Johnny & Joe
CGC STORIS (WMEC-38) MEDIUM ENDURANCE CUTTER
City, State: Benicia, CA
Current Bid: 70,100 USD (Reserve Not Met)
Close Time: 06/27 08:15 PM CT (Closed)
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Click below for video - Farewell Storis-38
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