By adamg on Mon, 08/03/2015 - 12:06pm
John Gage watched the National Security Cutter James ease into a berth at the North End Coast Guard base today, in advance of its officials Aug. 8 commissioning.
It's named for Joshua James of Hull, who was a sea captain (he specialized in piloting ships full of paving stones from Hull to Boston) who also worked on lifesaving along the Hull coast (after watching his mother and sister drown in a capsized boat half a mile from harbor).
The James is open for public inspection on Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (free, but ID is required, and no backpacks or large bags). After its commissioning, it will sail to its permanent port in North Charleston, SC.