Hope in the harbor – a kayaker’s fight for rescue

Hope in the harbor - a kayaker's fight for rescue
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Gary Pierce, a Kayaker from Winthrop, Massachusetts, pauses for a photo after being interviewed about being rescued by the Coast Guard Wednesday, November 29, 2017, in Winthrop Massachusetts.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Andrew Barresi) By Petty Officer Andrew Barresi Pierce desperately dug...

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...

From the Bridge Wing 9-25-2013

From the Bridge Wing 9-25-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1916 – A bronze plaque was unveiled at Boston Light Station to commemorate the 200th anniversary of its establishment. 1959 – A U.S. Navy P5M seaplane that had ditched off the Oregon coast was located through radio contact by a Coast Guard UF-1G Albatross aircraft.  After sighting 10 survivors in two rafts 110 miles off shore, the Albatross crew directed...

From the Bridge Wing 9-14-2013

From the Bridge Wing 9-14-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1716 – The Boston Lighthouse on Little Brewster Island in Boston Harbor, the first lighthouse established in America, was first lit. 1944 – The Great Atlantic Hurricane, a Category 3 hurricane, made landfall at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, Long Island, New York, and Point Judith, Rhode Island.  Cape Henry, Virginia, reported sustained winds at 134...