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Coast Gaurd birthday at the USS Slater

ALBANY Servicemen, veterans, and their families gathered at the U.S.S Slater Sunday for a special celebration.

The Coast Guard began two hundred years ago with ten ships that congress authorized to enforce trade laws and prevent smuggling

The ceremony included the firing of the Slater's guns several times.

The ship is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., through December 1.  Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children. The ship is located on the Hudson River in Downtown Albany just south of the Dunn Memorial Bridge.
 
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