Updated 11/4/2015


Historic Naval Ships Association






USCGC  Mackinaw and Bristol Bay

Spring in tow


Reunion 8, 2016 Notice 

FELLOW TUGGERS! The location for our 8th Reunion of the Coast Guard Tug Association has been set! The vote of the membership present at our 2014 reunion and by a member-wide email was to hold our next gathering in Savannah, GA – current home of the former CGC Ojibwa.  

The tentative plans are:

 Dates:     Thursday, 15 September – Sunday, 18 September 2016, Location:    Savannah, GA 

As at previous reunions, attendees will be responsible for making their own individual hotel reservations (when decided), travel to Savannah, (some) local transportation and events, banquet cost, and any additional, unsponsored events (admissions to non-sponsored attractions, etc). 

Details are currently in the early planning stages and a more complete notice will follow about the first of the year. A final announcement will be made in early spring in time for reservations. 

I look forward to a bigger crowd than last time. 

Semper Paratus 

Sandy Schwaab
CWO3, USCG, Ret.
President, CGTA


2016 Dues
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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 2016 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  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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