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...

Coast Guard swaps summer buoys with winter buoys on Chesapeake Bay

Coast Guard swaps summer buoys with winter buoys on Chesapeake Bay
The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin swap out the summer buoys for the seasonal winter buoys on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, Dec. 12, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald Hodges) BALTIMORE — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin has finished replacing the summer buoys with seasonal winter buoys on the Chesapeake Bay. Throughout the month of...

Coast Guard requests comments concerning Burnside Bridge Project

Coast Guard requests comments concerning Burnside Bridge Project
SEATTLE — The commander, Coast Guard 13th District has received a request for a preliminary navigation determination from Multnomah County in preparation for compiling a Coast Guard bridge permit application for the Earthquake Ready Burnside Bridge project (EQRB). The EQRB project is the replacement for the current Burnside Highway Bridge (LLNR 14955.4). At the request of the Coast Guard, Multnomah...

Coast Guard seeks input from North Carolina mariners

Coast Guard seeks input from North Carolina mariners
The Coast Guard is seeking input from commercial and recreational mariners for an assessment of navigation requirements in the vicinity of Shackleford Banks and Harker’s Island, North Carolina. WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard is seeking input from commercial and recreational mariners for an assessment of navigation requirements in the vicinity of Shackleford Banks and Harker’s Island,...