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Read the Captain's Journals from the USCGC Healy's Extended Continental Shelf Cruise to the Arctic

9/6/2008 Read the journals--accompanied by photographs--of Capt. Fred Sommer, the commanding officer of the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Healy. More

Healy Sails to Begin Arctic Science Cruises Studying Walruses and the Bering Sea Ecosystem

3/5/2008 The nationā€™s largest icebreaker, USCGC Healy, left its home port of Seattle on March 6 to begin six months of scientific deployments in the Arctic studying the Bering Sea ecosystem. More

Capt. Michael Healy: An Arctic Scientific Legacy Lives On in a Namesake ship

5/16/2007 The USCGC Healy, the Coast Guard's Arctic icebreaker equipped for conducting science, carries on the legacy of her namesake Capt. Michael A. Healy. The son of an Irish plantation owner and a former slave, Healy played many key roles in the Arctic of the 1880's. Even in the early days of Arctic operations, science was an important part of the Coast Guard's mission; naturalist John Muir made a number of scientific voyages with Healy. More