Photo of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Joseph Napier welcomed back to the fleet as newest Coast Guard cutter

More than 130 years ago, a member of the U.S. Life Saving Service named Joseph Napier served as the keeper of the Saint Joseph Life Saving Station. Unbeknownst to him, his legacy would live on far beyond his years of service on the Great Lakes and would continue on more than a century later in waters much different. Today, Joseph Napier was welcomed back to the Coast Guard fleet in a different way – as the Coast Guard’s newest fast response cutter.