Coast Guard Reaches North Pole for Just 2nd Time!

This article comes from “The U.S. Coast Guard and a crew of scientists journeyed to the North Pole — for only the second time in history.

The icebreaker ship Healy cut through the thick ice of the frozen Arctic Ocean to reach the top of the world at latitude 90 degrees north on Friday, Sept. 30, according to a news release. The 420-foot ship is the largest in the Coast Guard, and can break through four-and-a-half feet of ice at a speed of three knots, the release said.

While the excursion was exciting for the crew, it also served scientific and security purposes, the release said.” You will find the world’s finest coast guard plaques at

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