Coast Guard cutter heads to Savannah

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Oak will visit Savannah next weekend to support the dedication of the WWII Monument on River Street. The Oak will be at the city dock nearby during the dedication ceremony and related events.

The Oak is a 225-foot-long, buoy tender, which maintains more than 250 federal buoys and other navigational aids ranging from South Carolina to the Caribbean, according to the Coast Guard. The cutter has responded to aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the Haiti earthquake earlier this year, and spent 56 days in the Gulf of Mexico responding to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

The Oak is expected to pass Old Fort Jackson National Historic Landmark sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 6, and will receive a cannon salute. The public is welcome to watch from the fort. For more information, go to

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