Former CG Cutter Storis Up for Auction

The federal government is putting a former Coast Guard cutter up for auction

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by Associated Press

KODIAK - The federal government is putting a former Coast Guard cutter up for auction.
   
The cutter Storis was listed for auction last week on the General Services Commission website.
   
The cutter was decommissioned in 2007, and there had been hope it would find a permanent home at the Storis Museum in Juneau.
   
Museum secretary Joe Geldhof said their next move will be to save the Storis from the scrapyard. But it likely means it won't find a permanent home in Alaska.
   
He says they are working with people from the Midwest to get the Storis, but it likely will wind up in Toledo, Ohio, where it was built.
   
The Storis had its homeport in Juneau for 10 years and spent another 50 years based out of Kodiak.
   
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Information from: KMXT-FM, http://www.kmxt.org

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6/17/2013 9:58:22 AM (GMT -8:00)

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Jon Ottman said on Tuesday, Jun 18 at 11:24 AM

We want to assure everyone that STORIS Museum HAS NOT given up on securing the ship for preservation and that the characterizations of events as described in the media are less than accurate. Negotiations between the museum and GSA came to a halt because of a technicality that was of no fault of the museum. We are accepting donations to help bolster our efforts to successfully bid on the ship. Even if we win the bidding, we have to demonstrate to GSA that we have residual funds to invest into the ship. Every dollar counts. We have received very generous donations and offers and we encourage those to keep coming, PLEASE. Donations are tax-deductible. If we do not win title to the ship, donations will be returned. Web site is storismuseum DOT org or follow the STORIS Museum Facebook page for more information and spread the word for others to do the same.

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