While standing watch in the Coast Guard station in Juneau, Alaska, I got a call from the Navy in the nearby city of Adak. They had lost contact with one of their planes and needed the Coast Guard to send an aircraft to find it.
I asked the man where the Navy aircraft had last been spotted so we would know where to search.
“I can’t tell you,” the Navy man said. “That’s classified.”
I overheard my father telling a family friend about my newly-assigned mission in the U.S. Coast Guard.
I work on a cutter that escorts cruise ships and international vessels under the bridges in California’s Bay Area. But what my father told his friend was, “She’s involved in some sort of escort service.”
Q: What’s the difference between the Coast Guard and an old wreck?
A: The Coast Guard goes to sea, and old wreck ceases to go.
Q: Who protects the shores where spirits live?
A: The Ghost Guard!