Cutter Stops in Juneau on Shakedown Cruise

A Seattle-based U.S. Coast Guard cutter is taking a break from a shakedown cruise.

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by Associated Press

JUNEAU- A Seattle-based U.S. Coast Guard cutter is taking a break from a shakedown cruise.
   
The cutter Mellon pulled into port in Juneau on Monday. The 378-foot, high endurance cutter will be open to the public on Tuesday.
   
Coast Guard spokesman Kip Whadlow says cutter is conducting tests on its equipment in southeast Alaska before heading back to Seattle.
   
The cutter was built in 1966 and is named after Andrew W. Mellon, the 49th secretary of the U.S. Treasury. He served for 11 years, ending in 1932.