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

Past Commanders' Association

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U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Memorial Wall in Grand Haven, Michigan sponsored and maintained by the 9CR Past Commanders' Association. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Memorial Wall in Escanaba Park, Grand Haven, Michigan.

The Memorial Wall is sponsored and maintained by the Past Commanders' Association through dues and donations. The intent of the Memorial Wall is to honor those members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary who have "Crossed the Bar"* while faithfully serving in the Auxiliary or when retired from the Auxiliary.

Names are added to the Memorial Wall the year following a member's 'Crossing'. A memorial service is held each year, as part of Grand Haven's Coast Guard Festival.

Also see The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Memorial Guide Book for other traditions.

The President of the Past Commnders' Association term begins on January 1st. following the election, usually at the Fall Conference, and runs for two consecutive years.

The purpose of the Past Commanders' Association is to assist in furthering the Auxiliary Programs in the 9th Central Region; to provide effective liaison between the current Division Commanders and the 9th Central Region Staff Officers; to provide upon request, administrative assistance to incumbent Division Commanders; and to serve in any capacity designated by the District Commodore.

* View Sesamonte's rendition of Alfred Lord Tennyson's "Crossing The Bar".


Members added to the Wall in 2012
NameDivision-Flotilla
Dorothy Abrams33-10 (9WR)
Albert Boland20-12
Daniel Daciuk26-10
Robert Griffin24-08
Charles Hanneman22-07
Ivan Lootens31-04 (9WR)
Thomas Lovick28-01
Donna Manchester22-07
Timothy Meno20-03
Robert Radabaugh33-10 (9WR)
Barry Strieter24-07