Sally Snowman: Keeper of America’s lighthouse

Sally Snowman: Keeper of America’s lighthouse
Sally Snowman, keeper of Boston Lighthouse, lowers the American flag, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016 on Little Brewster Island in Boston Harbor.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi) by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi The lighthouse stood tall atop the small rocky island in Boston’s outer harbor. Its profile against the horizon could be seen from a distance and grew larger...

Coast Guard establishes new product line in Portsmouth, Va.

Coast Guard establishes new product line in Portsmouth, Va.
Cmdr. Travis Rasmussen, Waterways Operations Product Line (WOPL) Manager in Portsmouth Virginia, speaks during a ceremony at Base Portsmouth, Sept. 7, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard established a new product line during a ceremony at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth Wednesday. The Waterways Operations Product Line (WOPL) was...

Coast Guard reopens ports following Hurricane Hermine

Coast Guard reopens ports following Hurricane Hermine
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Coast Guard Captains of the Ports opene all commercial ports Saturday following Hurricane Hermine. The ports of Charleston, Brunswick, Savannah, coastal South Carolina and coastal Georgia have resumed normal operations. Hurricane Hermine is expected to continue to move northeast and degrade. Vessel and facility operators are recommended to exercise caution before entering a storm-damaged...

Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia relights Apra Harbor entrance buoy off Guam

Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia relights Apra Harbor entrance buoy off Guam
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia monitors a new Apra Outer Harbor Entrance Lighted Buoy No. 1 (LLNR 30690) while finishing touches are placed on the chain that connects it to its anchor rock off Guam, Aug. 26, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooers/Released) by Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooers Water spews from a hole in the side of a massive green buoy as it is hauled...

Coast Guard to host annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard to host annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard 17th District is scheduled to host its annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 15-19. This year’s roundup will include seven U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian buoy tenders, stationed throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest for five days of training and maintenance.  Participating are the U.S. Coast Guard Cutters Maple, Hickory, Fir, Sycamore, Elderberry,...

Tawas Point Lighthouse to be turned off in September

Tawas Point Lighthouse to be turned off in September
CLEVELAND – The U.S. Coast Guard is alerting boaters of a change coming to the Tawas Point Lighthouse navigational aid in East Tawas, Michigan, in September. The U. S. Coast Guard will be turning off the light inside the Tawas Point Lighthouse and activating a new lighted aid to navigation about 3,000 feet away at Tawas Point where the fog signal is located, providing better visibility to mariners. In...

9 Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System sites to close

9 Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System sites to close
WASHINGTON – Nine Coast Guard Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System (NDGPS) sites will close Friday. The U.S. Coast Guard decided to close the sites after reviewing public comments from two Federal Register notices and consulting with the Department of Transportation and Army Corps of Engineers. In 2015, the Coast Guard, DOT and Army Corps of Engineers proposed decommissioning 62 of the...

Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin sets historic buoy in Baltimore

Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin sets historic buoy in Baltimore
Crewmembers aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin render a salute after setting the Francis Scott Key buoy in Baltimore, Md., June 6, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala) BALTIMORE — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin, a 175-foot buoy tender homeported in Baltimore, set the historic Francis Scott Key buoy Monday in the Patapsco River near...

Coast Guard to discontinue 166 navigational aids in Virginia Inside Passage

Coast Guard to discontinue 166 navigational aids in Virginia Inside Passage
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to discontinue 166 navigational aids within the Virginia Inside Passage (VIP) due to shoaling and other navigational safety concerns throughout the area. Fixed aids to navigation will be removed as Coast Guard resources permit over the next several years and will be listed under an Advance Notice in future Local Notice to Mariners. The decision follows...