From the Bridge Wing 8-3-2013

Bridge Wing
This Day in Coast Guard History
– 3 August 1812 – The Revenue Cutter Commodore Barry, a 98-ton schooner pierced for six guns under the command of Captain Daniel Elliott, along with the U.S. privateer Madison, were captured  by boarding parties from the British vessels HMS MaidstoneSpartan, and Plumper on 3 August 1812 “while lying in Little River,” Maine after what the New York Evening Post noted was a “severe contest, in which a number of the English were said to be killed.”  All but three of the crews of both escaped into the nearby woods.  The three cuttermen who were captured, though, became the first prisoners-of-war in Coast Guard history.  They were: Daniel Marshall, Charles Woodward and William Babson of the Commodore Barry.  The British destroyed theMadison but apparently utilized Commodore Barry as a tender.

Why I Serve: ME1 Brady Osborne – Coast Guard Compass continues its series of essay’s by members of the Coast Guard family on why they do what they do.

Recruit Journal Lima 188: Week 07 Coast Guard Boot Camp Blog brings us the week 7 journal entry from the men and woman of Lima 188. This is their final journal as they graduated on Friday.

Coast Guard Auxiliary training team reaches a milestone Coast Guard Pacific Southwest Blog tells us how the Coast Guard Division 12 Santa Monica Bay Auxiliary Boat Helicopter/Fixed-Wing Support Training Team reached a milestone an incredible milestone while assisting Sector San Diego aircrews.

Artist’s sketchbook: Welcome aboard – Coast Guard Compass presents the work of  artist Bob Selby as he joins the Coast Guardsman and scientists exploring the Arcttic on the Coast Guard Cutter Healy.

Recruit Journal November 188: Week 05 The Coast Guard Boot Camp adventure  continues for the men and women of recruit company November 188. Sometimes it is just as important to step back, reflect on where you’ve been, as it is to look forward to where you will go.

Shipmate of the Week – OS3 Sean Davis When commercial lobsterman John Aldridge was reported missing aboard the 44-foot vessel Anna Mary, a massive search effort ensued. Rescue crews from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York all came together to search for Aldridge in area larger than the state of Rhode Island. The man entrusted with communicating to the assets and crews? Petty Officer 3rd Class Sean Davis.

The Flickr Page grew by 77 pictures yesterday as the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival, unit Coast Guard Birthday celebrations and the Week in the Coast Guard series kept the public affairs people busy. BZ to them all for their hard work.



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