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Santa Makes Special Visit
by M.C. Kauffman
Photos by Carl Thompson


December 24, 2004

Ketchikan, Alaska - Before leaving Ketchikan on his way back to the North Pole, Santa and Elf Tyler Dickey made a special visit to honor the men and women who serve our country and to personally wish them a Merry Christmas.

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Elf Tyler Dickey, Santa and Mark Herrick of the USCG
Photo by Carl Thompson ©2004

Santa said although he expects no problems on Christmas Eve during his annual run, he knows if he runs into any trouble he can count on the brave men and women of the United States Coast Guard. These fine men and women are always there to lend a helping hand to those in need.

Officials at the United States Coast Guard Base Ketchikan were happy to accommodate Santa's request to help make this special visit possible.

On departing Santa said - what else, "Ho, ho, ho... Merry Christmas!"


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USCG Base Ketchikan and its ships had a magical glow the night of Santa's special visit.
Photo by Carl Thompson ©2004



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