Coast Guard Cutter Aspen maintains navigation aids in the Pacific Northwest

Coast Guard Cutter Aspen maintains navigation aids in the Pacific Northwest
The USCGC Aspen and crew finish placing a buoy marking the entrance to Tillamook Bay, Oregon, Aug. 17, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Steve Strohmaier. SEATTLE — Coast Guard members established missing aids to navigation and realigned the entrance to Tillamook Bay this week during an ongoing mission along the Pacific Northwest coast. Coast Guard Cutter Aspen, a 225-foot seagoing...

Coast Guard hosts annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard hosts annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska
Coast Guard Buoy Tender Roundup file photo JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard 17th District personnel are scheduled to host the annual Buoy Tender Roundup Aug. 19-23. Crews of the Coast Guard cutters Kukui and Henry Blake, members from Coast Guard Regional Dive Locker West and the crew of the Canadian coast guard ship Bartlett will participate in the five day event, which consists of training, maintenance...

Legacy of Light: Marblehead Light etched in Great Lakes history

Legacy of Light: Marblehead Light etched in Great Lakes history
The Marblehead Lighthouse is the oldest continuously operating lighthouse in the Great Lakes. U.S. Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Detroit keeps the 197-year-old light shining. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Story by Walter Ham MARBLEHEAD, Ohio – Etching its place in history, the Marblehead Light is the oldest lighthouse in continuous operation on the Great Lakes. The limestone lighthouse, which has...

Coast Guard seeks public comments for waterways analysis of Yaquina Bay, Ore.

Coast Guard seeks public comments for waterways analysis of Yaquina Bay, Ore.
NEWPORT, Ore. — The Coast Guard is seeking public comments for a waterways analysis and management system review of Yaquina Bay by Oct. 1, 2019. The Coast Guard uses WAMS to validate the adequacy of the existing aids to navigation system, as well as to get a better understanding of the uses of each waterway and general safety issues. WAMS focuses on the waterway’s present ATON system, marine casualty...

Coast Guard buoy tender patrols remote waters around Alaska

Coast Guard buoy tender patrols remote waters around Alaska
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Spar (WLB-206), a Kodiak, Alaska-based 225-foot seagoing buoy tender, maintains buoys and beacons around Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Marcus Trapp. KODIAK, Alaska – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Spar (WLB-206) maintains buoys and beacons that guide mariners through some of the most remote and inhospitable waters in world. Known...

Coast Guard asks public to use caution during construction on NJ Intracoastal Waterway

Coast Guard asks public to use caution during construction on NJ Intracoastal Waterway
PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard is asking the public to exercise caution while operating boats and watercraft on the Intracoastal Waterway between Toms River and Cape May New Jersey, while the Coast Guard removes pylons and replaces them with seasonal buoys starting July 15th through mid-August. Boaters are requested to operate at a slow speed in the ICW while members of Coast Guard Aids to Navigation...

National Data Buoy Center team helps mariners to weather storms

National Data Buoy Center team helps mariners to weather storms
The Coast Guardsmen at the National Data Buoy Center leverage more than 70 years of combined Aids to Navigation experience to maintain weather buoys on navigable waterways around the country. U.S. Coast Guard file photo. JOHN C. STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. – A team of U.S. Coast Guardsmen at the National Data Buoy Center helps to maintain a nation-wide network of data collecting weather buoys. Five...

U.S. conducts maritime safety, security improvements with Republic of Palau

U.S. conducts maritime safety, security improvements with Republic of Palau
Members of Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia stand for a photo with representatives of the Palau Ministry of Transportation May 5, 2019, off Palau. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by USCGC Sequoia) HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard, in partnership with Embassy Koror and with the support of the Department of Interior, provided aids-to-navigation infrastructure improvements in the waters of Koror, Palau in early May...

Legacy of Light: Last-of-a-kind lighthouse shines over Chesapeake Bay

Legacy of Light: Last-of-a-kind lighthouse shines over Chesapeake Bay
Thomas Point Lighthouse, the last active screw-pile lighthouse, sits on its original foundation on the Chesapeake Bay, May 20, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Walter T. Ham IV) ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Thomas Point Shoal Light is the last screw-pile lighthouse on its original foundation in the United States and the last lighthouse that Coast Guardsmen served in on the Chesapeake Bay. Until 1986, U.S....