Coast Guard temporarily discontinues 12 navigational aids in Bogue Inlet, NC

Coast Guard temporarily discontinues 12 navigational aids in Bogue Inlet, NC
  WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Coast Guard temporarily discontinued 12 navigational aids Monday in Bogue Inlet, near Emerald Isle and Swansboro. Heavy shoaling in the vicinity of Bogue Inlet has grown over recent months making the waterway inaccessible to vessels with a draft greater than three feet. The aids to navigation (ATON) no longer safely mark the channel and mariners transiting through...

Coast Guard finds critical Aids-to-Navigation shot and sunk near Block Island

Coast Guard finds critical Aids-to-Navigation shot and sunk near Block Island
Clay Head buoy number 7 pierced with bullet holes April 24, 2017, off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Patrick Morkis) BOSTON — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Ida Lewis discovered a buoy sunk in the water with bullet holes, Monday, near Block Island, Rhode Island. The crew was conducting regular aids-to-navigation maintenance when they...

Coast Guard begins Operation Spring Restore throughout Great Lakes system

Coast Guard begins Operation Spring Restore throughout Great Lakes system
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock prepares to moor in Detroit, March 21, 2017, in preparation for Operation Spring Restore.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Nick Gould. CLEVELAND — Coast Guard aids to navigation teams throughout the Ninth Coast Guard District began restoring the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway aids to navigation system, March 28, 2017. Slightly more than 11 percent...

Coast Guard proposes to improve, relocate Marcus Hook Lighthouses on Delaware River

Coast Guard proposes to improve, relocate Marcus Hook Lighthouses on Delaware River
PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard proposed on Tuesday, to improve and relocate the Marcus Hook Range Rear Light and Marcus Hook Range Front Light on the Delaware River near Bellefonte, Delaware. The proposed changes are intended to increase navigational safety, enhance light intensity, and provide a more cost-efficient power supply. As part of this project, the Coast Guard would remove the existing...

Coast Guard temporarily discontinues 6 Little Egg Inlet Navigational Aids

Coast Guard temporarily discontinues 6 Little Egg Inlet Navigational Aids
The locations of the six aids to navigation in Little Egg Inlet, New Jersey, which are scheduled to be temporarily discontinued by the Coast Guard, March 6, 2017. Image courtesy of the 5th Coast Guard District. PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard is scheduled to temporarily discontinue six navigational aids in Little Egg Inlet, New Jersey, due to shoaling and other navigational safety concerns, Monday. Heavy...

Coast Guard seeking public comment on removal of lenses at 2 Michigan lighthouses

Coast Guard seeking public comment on removal of lenses at 2 Michigan lighthouses
CLEVELAND — The U. S. Coast Guard is proposing to remove the Fresnel classical lenses from two Michigan lighthouses. The impacted lighthouses are Grand Marais Harbor of Refuge Inner Lighthouse and Frankfort North Breakwater Light. The Fresnel classical lenses will be replaced with modern LED lanterns, which are more dependable and energy efficient. The classical lenses are being removed to preserve...

Joint effort improves Quinby Creek access in Accomack County, Va.

Joint effort improves Quinby Creek access in Accomack County, Va.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Personnel with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Fifth District in Portsmouth and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Norfolk District completed a joint project that dredged and re-marked the Quinby Creek waterway in Accomack County on Wednesday. The USACE-led dredging project, completed by Cottrell Contracting Corporation on January 31, increased the depth of the approximate...

Coast Guard proposes solar LED upgrade to Cape Lookout Light

Coast Guard proposes solar LED upgrade to Cape Lookout Light
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The U.S. Coast Guard is soliciting public opinion until May 16, 2017 on a proposed solar-powered LED optic in Cape Lookout Lighthouse at Cape Lookout, North Carolina. The present sub cable power supply is at the end of its expected service life. To improve the light’s reliability, the U.S. Coast Guard desires to modernize the optic, proposing to install solar panels for the...

Coast Guard proposes removal of lenses from 2 lighthouses in Wisconsin

Coast Guard proposes removal of lenses from 2 lighthouses in Wisconsin
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard announced Tuesday a proposal to remove the Fresnel classical lenses from two lighthouses in Wisconsin. The two lighthouses affected are the Algoma Pierhead Lighthouse in Algoma, Wisconsin, and the Kewaunee Pierhead Lighthouse in Kewaunee, Wisconsin. The Fresnel Classical lenses will be replaced with modern light-emitting-diode lanterns, which are more dependable and...