Coast Guard asks public to use caution during construction on N.J. Intracoastal Waterway

Coast Guard asks public to use caution during construction on N.J. Intracoastal Waterway
Aids to Navigation crews from Coast Guard ATON Station Cape May work to repair ATON structures in the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway Jun. 25, 2020.  U.S Coast Guard photo. PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard is asking the public to exercise caution while operating boats and watercraft on the Intracoastal Waterway in New Jersey while the Coast Guard makes repairs to aging navigational aids from late...

Coast Guard sets historic Francis Scott Key buoy on Patapsco River

Coast Guard sets historic Francis Scott Key buoy on Patapsco River
The Crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin, homeported in Baltimore, set the Francis Scott Key memorial buoy in the Patapsco River, June 15, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Tara Molle) BALTIMORE — The crew Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin set the Francis Scott Key memorial buoy on the Patapsco River, Monday morning. The specially designed star-spangled buoy marks...

Coast Guard continues safety, security improvements with Republic of Palau

Coast Guard continues safety, security improvements with Republic of Palau
The crew of USCGC Sequoia (WLB 215) work on West Pass Light 35 in May 2020 off Palau.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by cutter Sequoia) HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard, in partnership with U.S. Embassy Koror and with the support of the Department of the Interior, provided further aids-to-navigation infrastructure improvements in the waters of Koror, Palau in late May and early June. “The exceptional...

Federal Agencies Seek New Steward for Boston Light

Federal Agencies Seek New Steward for Boston Light
Beams of light radiate across the night sky from Boston Light in Boston Harbor.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi) BOSTON — The U.S. Coast Guard, in partnership with the U.S. General Services Administration, has initiated the process to transfer stewardship of Light Station Boston, commonly known as Boston Light, under the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation...

Coast Guard cutter corrals wayward buoy in Long Island Sound

Coast Guard cutter corrals wayward buoy in Long Island Sound
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Oak (WLB-211) sits at anchor. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Emily E. Torsney. NEWPORT, Rhode Island – Built to guide mariners through safe waters, the Valiant Rock Lighted  Whistle Buoy 11 was dangerously adrift in the Long Island Sound. When ferry operators traveling between Orient Point and Fishers Island, New York, first reported the buoy off station on Jan. 17, the...

Legacy of Light: New Dungeness Light guides northwest mariners

Legacy of Light: New Dungeness Light guides northwest mariners
The New Dungeness Lighthouse has guided mariners the longest natural sand spit in the United States since 1857.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. SEQUIM, Washington – The New Dungeness Lighthouse has guided mariners around the longest natural sand spit in the United States since 1857. The storied beacon has welcomed mariners into the Puget Sound since it was first lit on Dec. 14, 1857, more than 30 years...

ANT Moriches, Air Station Cape Cod keep New York mariners on course

ANT Moriches, Air Station Cape Cod keep New York mariners on course
Petty Officer 2nd Class Thebeze Gonsalves and Petty Officer 3rd Class Howard North connect a sling to an Air Station Cape Cod MH60T Jayhawk helicopter that carries the downed light structure away Jan. 16.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Charles Motherway. EAST HAMPTON, New York — Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team  Moriches, New York, and Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Massachusetts, teamed...

Feature: A Hawaiian Cutterman

Feature: A Hawaiian Cutterman
Chief Warrant Officer Hari Colton oversees maintenance on a buoy while operating off Oahu, Hawaii. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West/Released) As often happens on January nights, bands of light rain swept over Honolulu Harbor, and the silhouette of the Coast Guard Cutter Walnut (WLB 205) pulled away from the pier at Coast Guard Base Honolulu but for the final time. The...

Coast Guard seeks input for Les Cheneaux Islands AtonN system

Coast Guard seeks input for Les Cheneaux Islands AtonN system
SAULT SAINTE MARIE, Mich. – Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie is seeking input for a Waterways Analysis and Management System (WAMS) study of the Les Cheneaux Islands. The WAMS study will review the short range Aids to Navigation system that covers the waters surrounding the Les Cheneaux Islands, including: Cedarville East Channel, Les Cheneaux Islands Middle Entrance, Les Cheneaux Islands...