HH65-C From Air Station Detroit over the Detroit River District Color Guard Auxiliarist on Watch U.S. Revenue Cutter 'Woodbury.'  Navy Yard, Norfolk, VA., April 30th 1898. Woodbury, formerly Mahoning (her name was changed in 1873), was a 130-foot, 350-ton steamer rigged as a topsail schooner.  She was built by J. W. Lynn and Son of Philadelphia, PA, for $92,000.  She entered service in 1863 and served until 1915, a span of 52 years!  She underwent some modifications during her career, including having her hull lengthened and machinery replaced.  Here she is outfitted for naval service during the Spanish-American War.  She rendered assistance to the British schooner Effie May in 1905, for which she and her crew received the thanks of the Canadian Government, enforced neutrality laws in 1914, and sailed on winter cruises along the northeast coast. She was sold in 1915 to Thomas Butler and Company of Boston for $4,286. Members Participating in Auxiliary Boat Crew Training

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U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
9th Coast Guard District
Central Region


Thank you for your interest in U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the 9th Coast Guard District, Central Region. This website was authorized and approved by Commodore Llorens W. Chenevert. The intent of this website is to provide essential information for our members, future members and the American Public. We hope you find the information presented here informative and useful.

Mission Statement

To remain Semper Paratus in our strategic support of the U.S. Coast Guard. The Ninth Central Region will strive to perfect expertise, to promote and improve recreational boating safety, support Coast Guard maritime homeland security efforts, and support the Coast Guard's operational, administrative, and logistical requirements.

Vision Statement

The Ninth Central Region, while staying true to the Coast Guard's Core Values of Honor, Respect and Devotion to Duty, will provide a dynamic flexibility within our organizational programs to meet today's needs and tomorrow's challenges.