Visitors toured the Pike at the Coast Guard mooring Friday, June 24, 2022. (Joe Viechnicki/KFSK)

The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Pike has arrived in Petersburg and has replaced an older and larger ship on fisheries and search and rescue patrols around Southeast.

Petty officer Tim O’Leary leads a tour of the Pike Friday, June 24, 2022. (Joe Viechnicki/KFSK)

The 87-foot Pike was built in 2005 and stationed until this year in San Francisco. It replaces the 110-foot Anacapa which left Petersburg last month after 32 years. The Pike has a crew of 12 and they welcomed the community onboard for tours under sunny skies on Friday.

KFSK’s Joe Viechnicki spoke with the commanding officer and some of the crew:

The Pike’s commanding officer Lieutenant junior grade Jack Loewenstein (Joe Viechnicki/KFSK)
Alexander Hamilton keeps watch on the bridge of the Pike. (Joe Viechnicki/KFSK)
The Pike’s engine room (Joe Viechnicki/KFSK)
(Joe Viechnicki/KFSK)
Fireman Sarah Emmsley is one of the newest crew members on the Pike. (Joe Viechnicki/KFSK)