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Last Loran-C station closes

The Coast Guard decommissioned the Loran-C station in Caribou, Maine, Wednesday after 35 years of service.

Station Caribou is the last station to transmit an American Loran signal, thus ending the 67-year Loran-C program.

Termination of the program was supported through the enactment of the fiscal year 2010 Homeland Security Appropriations bill. Transmission of the American signal ended Feb. 8 and the Canadian signal was terminated Aug. 3.

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