The historic Coast Guard cutter Ingham arrived Tuesday, Nov. 23, in Key West, Fla., after being towed to the island city from the Charleston area, where it had been a part of the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum. In 1980, when 125,000 Cubans fled Mariel, Cuba, the Ingham was active in search-and-rescue missions in the Florida Keys and south Florida waters, rescuing refugees from swamped rafts, boats and refugee vessels. Now a registered National Historic Landmark, dedicated to Coast Guard personnel killed in action in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, the ship will serve Key West visitors and residents as a floating military museum.

The historic Coast Guard cutter Ingham arrived Tuesday, Nov. 23, in Key West, Fla., after being towed to the island city from the Charleston area, where it had been a part of the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum. In 1980, when 125,000 Cubans fled Mariel, Cuba, the Ingham was active in search-and-rescue missions in the Florida Keys and south Florida waters, rescuing refugees from swamped rafts, boats and refugee vessels. Now a registered National Historic Landmark, dedicated to Coast Guard personnel killed in action in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, the ship will serve Key West visitors and residents as a floating military museum.

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