The historic U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham returned to its berth at Key West’s Truman Waterfront after a trip to Tampa Ship boatyard for $650,000 of maintenance and repairs to the underwater portion of the hull.

Topside repairs will be done while the boat is at the berth. Tugboats escorted the most decorated Coast Guard ship in history to the boatyard and returned her to Key West on Dec. 30.

The ship will reopen for its popular tours and weekend happy hours in about two weeks, said its owner and director Bill Verge. 

The INGHAM will reopen for weekend sunset happy hours at Key West’s Truman Waterfront later in January. MANDY MILES/Keys Weekly

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Mandy Miles drops stuff, breaks things and falls down more than any adult should. She's married to a saintly — and handy — fisherman, and has been stringing words together in Key West since 1998.