Reno Bailey Has Crossed The Bar

April 9, 2019  - Shipmate Alfred Reno Bailey crossed over the bar on March 1, 2019, at Charlotte, North Carolina. He was 84 years old. 
Bailey was raised in the little mill town of Cliffside, NC, graduating high school in 1953 and enrolled at the University of North Carolina a Chapel Hill. He left school after a couple of semesters to fulfill his military obligation with a four year tour in the Coast Guard. 

Will You Be In Charlotte?

June 14 - Are you planning to attend the reunion at Charlotte, NC, on October 11 & 12? At least one shipmate is flying in from Alaska.

To date we have confirmed plans from:


  • Nick Bernstein
  • Dan Bothe
  • Dan Brockman
  • Troy Carroll
  • John Chism
  • Joe Cline
  • Joe Cumblidge
  • Jim Curtis
  • Arthur Durrah
  • Bob Horning
  • Dean Kratchmer
  • Frank Lytle
  • Darlow Maxwell
  • Lewis McDonald
  • "Moose" Miles
  • Wade Olsen (XO family)
  • Robet Pinkerton
  • John Powers
  • Ken Savage
  • Dave Segelquist
  • Jerry Schambeau
  • Tom Smith
  • Gene White
  • Tom White
  • Dave Williams
  • Lee Wonnacott

That's two dozens shipmates plus their family members committed to spending some time together and remembering old shipmates and good times.  A few years ago shipmate Richard Miles (FN from Ron 3 patrol) told me, "This reunion makes me feel like family! I'm glad we came."  The banner tag line of this website is "Shipmates Once - Friends Forever" and I know that to be true, so come sit with your friends for a while. 

The host hotel will be the Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte-Waverly a few minutes south of the Charlotte International Airport. (NOTE: This is a change from what I had posted last week.... the venue is near I-485 in the Providence area of south Charlotte.) The address is 7415 W Waverly Walk Ave, Charlotte, NC. The number to make a directin reservation is 704-992-9900. Reservation code is   "VCGR"

Dan Brockman and Joe Kline are putting a lot of time and effort into ensuring that we all have a good time. At this time all of the gatherings are planned to be at the hotel, or in restaurants that adjoin the hotel property.  There is a very special Saturday afternoon event being put together that will send you home with a smile, some great photos, and the knowledge that had you missed this reunion you really screwed up!  BE THERE!!


Ed Floyd Has Crossed The Bar


Word has come that Ed Floyd, of the Atlanta area, has died. His is survived by his wife, Peggy,  sons: Barry Parham (Lynn), Doug Parham; brother: Gary Widener (Gail); sisters: Pat Herndon, Glenda Dismang, Dianne Carroll, Linda Foster, Peggy Thompson; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.Mr.

Ed served aboard Sebago in 58-60 and was always in touch with shipmates of the Sebago Sailors group. His friends and shipmates will miss him at CG retiree events in Atlanta... Fair Winds, Ed. 


Photos From The Previous SEBAGO ca. 1937

June 23, 2016 - Last month I was in Oxford, Mississippi, for one of my Ride Around America stops. I was overjoyed to find a commemorative paving brick remembering Hugh Sloan JR, USCG - from USS SEBAGO.  USS ?   Really? 

Lester Walden Has Crossed Over The Bar

June 8, 2017 - The Coast Guard obituaries list this morning included the name of shipmate  CS1 Lester Walden Sr ('58-'62). He retired after serving 32 years of active service. 

Chief Walden resided in Mobile and was buried in Latimer, Mississippi, this morning. 

He was an active Mason and member of the Conde Cavaliers. He was always in attendance at the annual All Hands Picnic in Mobile and was at the last two SEBAGO reunion events.  

Fair winds, Chief, we will miss you. 

CLICK HERE to read the full obituary.

Recently Crossed Over The Bar

The following shipmates have left us in the past 2-3 years. After a period of time the name will drop, but the obituary notice will still be available from the menu tab. 

  • 20150908 - Steve Peden
  • 20150614 - Peter Moller
  • 20150412 - Eugene J Dott*
  • 20150407 - David Waitkoss
  • 20150320 - Donald Reitz
  • 20150309 - James DiModica, Sr
  • 20150104 - Valentine W Robbins
  • 20140608 - Roger Henneman
  • 20140417 - Frank Douglas Jester

* Indicates Plank Owner

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