Homer designated ‘Coast Guard City’


Homer has joined five other Alaska cities as an official “Coast Guard City,” according to a May 23 press release from the City of Homer.

The designation, which was given May 22 in a proclamation, “acknowledges and celebrates the positive relationship the Homer community and the USCG have shared for more than 50 years,” the release said.

Homer serves as the home port to USCGC Aspen, the USCGC Naushon and the USCG Marine Safety Detachment.

At the May 22 city council meeting, Homer Mayor Ken Castner expressed gratitude for the honor.

“This designation further solidifies Homer’s deep-rooted connection with the Coast Guard and serves as a reminder of

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