Sitka’s 150th Speaker Series-Commander Chip Lewin

Jul/Wed/2017 7:00 PM - Jul/Wed/2017 8:30 PM
330 Harbor Dr, Sitka, AK 99835, USA 330 Harbor Dr, Sitka, AK 99835, USA

Commander Chip Lewin will give a talk on United States Coast Guard history.

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