From the Bridge Wing 10-21-2013

Bridge Wing

This Day in Coast Guard History:

1971 – Alaska Senator Mike Gravel criticized the punishment of 18 crewmen of CGC Confidencefor showing support for Greenpeace and asked the Commandant, Admiral Chester Bender, to investigate.

Blogs

Smart, brave and dedicated: honoring the fallen of Coast Guard Cutter Cuyahoga – Coast Guard Compass blog

On a cool October afternoon in 1978, Coast Guard Cutter Cuyahoga sailed peacefully at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. The cutter hosted a company of eager officer candidates underway for a training cruise. It would prove to be Cuyahoga’s last voyage.

Elsewhere

Virginia Beach U.S. Coast Guard Officer wins new boat from Crown Royal contest – WTKR Channel 3

One of the joys of fishing is being able to relive the stories by sharing them with friends and family. One Virginia Beach man not only gets to tell the story to his peers…but can show off his new boat as well.

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