Three Ships Stuck in Arctic Ice: Author Reveals Participation in
a Historic Voyage in a New AutobiographyNEW ORLEANS, Aug. 23,
2007 -- On September 6th fifty years ago there was a historic voyage
readers will learn about in a new autobiography, "The Historic
Northwest Passage and the CGC STORIS: The story of a young man
growing up in the Coast Guard in the 1950s" (published by
AuthorHouse - http://www.authorhouse.com/).
Dick Juge recounts his time aboard the first U.S. ship to
circumnavigate the North American continent and discover a deep
water route through the Northwest Passage. Please visit http://www.thehistoricnorthwestpassage.com/
for more information.
In 1955, Juge dropped out of his
senior semester of high school and joined the U.S Coast Guard just
in time to qualify for the Korean Conflict GI Bill. Little did he
know that his enlistment would lead to the adventures that sculpted
his life, much like the way an icebreaker carves its way through the
His book takes readers on a journey through his
enlistment, his rigorous training process and then on his voyages
aboard three different Coast Guard Cutters: SEBAGO out of Alabama,
STORIS in Alaska and DUANE from Massachusetts.
reviewer says: "If you served in the military, you will love this
book as you recall your own youth."
Another wrote at
Amazon.com: "After finishing this book, I felt like I was parting
with a former shipmate and close friend. It will be nice to take it
from my bookshelf and revisit these remote places and personal
trials of a boy becoming a man while serving his country in the U.S.
During his service, many thrilling and
humorous incidents occurred, including boot camp mishaps, formidable
icebergs, special swimming escapades and liberty adventures in many
exotic ports. Sea-legged shenanigans are not all that happened
though. Finding a deep-water route across the Arctic was the goal as
they were beset in the ice for three days.
As suspenseful as
it is heartwarming, "The Historic Northwest Passage and the CGC
STORIS" is not only a journey over the temperamental seas and oceans
of the world, but also a search for the inner strength and courage
that ushers the young into manhood.
Dick Juge served the
Coast Guard from 1955 to 1959. After his tour of duty, he studied at
Louisiana State University and later the University of New Orleans.
He retired in 1999 after 40 years in insurance. Juge also helped
establish a community country club as membership chair and president
during its formative years. He has served with the Kiwanis Club of
Algiers and many other civic and business organizations. He also has
served as chairman of the Bering Sea Patrol - Alaska Veterans
Association. He and his wife, Nancy, have been married since 1960;
and they have two children, a daughter Jenny and a son Richard, plus
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