U.S. Coast Guard

4:12 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Coast Guard Icebreaker Returns to Seattle After Trip To Antarctica

Polar Star arrived at about 10am Friday at the Coast Guard Base in Elliott Bay.
Rae Ellen Bichell KPLU

Following a 108-day trip to Antarctica, Seattle-built icebreaker Polar Star returned to its homeport at the U.S. Coast Guard base in Elliott Bay Friday.

The vessel, with its 75,000 horsepower, cut a path for a tanker and cargo ship to deliver supplies to a U.S. research station ahead of the coming Antarctic winter. 

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