Historic lighthouse a modern-day marvel

Historic lighthouse a modern-day marvel
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Cape Lookout Lighthouse shines from Cape Lookout National Seashore southeast of Harkers Island, North Carolina. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn) The Coast Guard recently overcame various hurdles in North Carolina to keep the famous Cape Hatteras Lighthouse shining. Some...

Coast Guard announces names for its Sentinel Class of Fast Response Cutters

Coast Guard announces names for its Sentinel Class of Fast Response Cutters
Cutter Bernard C. Webber (WPC-1101) was the first of the United States Coast Guard’s Fast Response Cutters. File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard has announced the names for its Sentinel Class of Fast Response Cutters, each vessel being named for a deceased leader, trailblazer or hero of the Coast Guard and its predecessor services of the U.S....

Gleaming guardian of Chesapeake Bay

Gleaming guardian of Chesapeake Bay
by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn Lighthouses are built to endure the often brutal natural environments they are intended to mark, but over time take a beating from the elements. Maintaining these structures has in many instances become a shared responsibility, incorporating planning, funding and effort from various levels of government, private organizations and individuals. At a unique...

Coast Guard opens historic lighthouse to the public for tours

Coast Guard opens historic lighthouse to the public for tours
During a one-day-only event, Capt. Edward Cubanski III, commander of Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound opened the historic Stratford Point Lighthouse in Stratford, Conn., for free public tours Aug. 8, 2015 (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sabrina Laberdesque) NEW HAVEN, Conn. – During a one day only event, Capt. Edward Cubanski, III, commander of Coast Guard Sector Long Island...

Celebrating 225 years of Great Lakes U.S. Coast Guard history

Celebrating 225 years of Great Lakes U.S. Coast Guard history
CLEVELAND – Coast Guard men and women celebrate the service’s legacy with our neighbors, communities and maritime partners Tuesday, in honor of the U.S. Coast Guard’s 225th birthday. The Coast Guard’s foundation traces back to a law President George Washington signed on Aug. 4, 1790, authorizing the construction of 10 revenue cutters to work under the leadership of the first Secretary of...

Coast Guard to open historic Stratford Point Lighthouse for public tour

Coast Guard to open historic Stratford Point Lighthouse for public tour
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound is scheduled to open the historic Stratford Point Lighthouse in Stratford, Connecticut, for free public tours August 8, 2015. The property, which is traditionally closed to the public, is owned and maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard and will be open from 9 a.m., until 3 p.m., rain or shine. “Lighthouses are a part of our nation’s historic...

From the Bridge Wing 10-1-2013

From the Bridge Wing 10-1-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1926 – An airways division, headed by a chief engineer, was set up as a part of the U.S. Lighthouse Service, its work covering the examination of airways and emergency landing fields and the erection and maintenance of aids to air navigation. 1943 – Coast Guard-manned USS LST-203 was stranded in Southwest Pacific but there were no casualties. 1976 –...

Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell arrives in Miami prior to commissioning

Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell arrives in Miami prior to commissioning
MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell, the fifth of the service’s planned 58 Fast Response Cutters in the Sentinel Class and the first of its class to be named after a female Coast Guard heroine, arrived at her homeport of Coast Guard Sector Miami, Fla., Sunday. Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell is scheduled for commissioning in New Orleans on June 1, 2013. The location of...

Coast Guard cutter answers buoys’ call for cleaning

BALTIMORE – Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin, a 175-foot coastal buoy tender homeported in Baltimore, conducted routine buoy maintenance in Baltimore Harbor Wednesday. Federal aids to navigation are required to be inspected annually to ensure they are functioning properly, in their correct position and marking safe water for ships to navigate. The Rankin is responsible for...