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U.S Coast Guard – Station Bellingham

Pacific NW District 13 (website)

U.S Coast Guard 13th District Shield360 734-1692
USCG Station Bellingham
28 Bellwether Way
Bellingham, WA 98225-2947

Established in 1790, the Coast Guard served as the nation’s only armed force on the sea until Congress launched the Navy Department eight years later. Since then, the Coast Guard has protected the United States throughout its long history and served in every one of the nation’s conflicts. They are currently under the Department of Homeland Defense and before that under the Department of Transportation.  It is considered as a Military Service asset because the President of the United States can transfer any or all assets of the Coast Guard to the Department of the Navy if needed. 

Their primary mandate is saving lives, protecting the environment, and defending America’s coastlines and waterways.  Along with that they are involved in monitoring and intercepting Drug Trafficking.


  • Marine vessel safety inspections and certifications (including our Ferry)
  • Search and Rescue (SAR)
  • Maritime Law Enforcement (MLE)
  • Aids to Navigation (ATON)
  • Ice Breaking
  • Environmental Protection
  • Port Security
  • Military Readiness

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Updated: 2021/10/19 @ 1:49 pm Gayle Lurenz

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