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Pictures from Time at Sea

The Glacier was originally a US Navy icebreaker but was transferred and commissioned into the Coast Guard on 30 June 1966 after the Navy decided to give the Coast Guard total responsibility for icebreaker operations.  In fact, the Navy transferred all of their remaining icebreakers to the nation's oldest continuous sea-going service and since that time the Coast Guard has been the sole U.S. military service conducting polar icebreaking cruises.