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Apalachee (foreground) and Manitou tied up back to back in Erie Pa.
Photo courtesy Jeff Thoreson, Erie Shipping News


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2013 Dues

If you haven't yet mailed your annual dues we ask that you checks be mailed to the below address.

Member Benefits

¨ Membership in a growing Coast Guard Veteran’s organization

¨ Satisfaction of helping preserve the heritage of one of the world’s most  respected maritime organizations

¨ Periodic newsletters covering plans, projects and progress

¨ Embroidered CGTA Logo patch for Life Members

¨ Custom Gold and color filled CGTA Challenge coin for Life Members

¨ CGTA Membership certificate suitable for framing for Life Members

¨ CGTA Membership Identification card

¨ A growing assortment of memorabilia available for purchase through the Ship’s Store.


Please mail your 2013 dues to

Coast Guard Tug Assoc.
PO Box 771535
Lakewood, OH 44107

The Coast Guard Tug Association is a non-profit 501 C3 Veteran's organization located in Cleveland, Ohio, whose mission is to preserve the heritage and history of U.S. Coast Guard Tugs, and to continue the camaraderie and Esprit de Corps of those veterans who served in them. 

Our goal is to educate the public of the vital role these cutters played in search and rescue, icebreaking for commercial shipping and maintaining aids to navigation; and highlight the important role they played  in United States maritime history. With our mission clearly defined, please explore this website, learn about the Coast Guard's work horse cutters. 

Learn about their rolls in maritime safety  past present and future. Learn what it is like to be  "Guardian Of The Seas"


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All rights reserved We are a nonprofit 501 C3 veteran's organization 


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