This shot tells you how we got to most of the places we visited on Coast Guard Cutter Kukui (WAK-186) between June 1970 and April 1972. The “Kuk” was a C-1 Liberty Ship launched in Milwaukee in 1946, the year I was born. She was just too late to serve in that war. She was modified in Baltimore for the job she did for the next 25 years: building, then supplying and maintaining the Pacific LORAN (LOng Range Aid to Navigation) stations from Hawaii to Japan.
Most places we visited were small islands or atolls with neither harbor nor close-in anchorage, so we worked cargo via two 25-ton WWII landing craft. In this shot Kukui is actively holding station.
This gallery is sorted into sections that tell you the location, when we visited and sometimes what we did there. Details to come.