Coast Guard temporarily discontinues 12 navigational aids in Bogue Inlet, NC

Coast Guard temporarily discontinues 12 navigational aids in Bogue Inlet, NC
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); });   WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Coast Guard temporarily discontinued 12 navigational aids Monday in Bogue Inlet, near Emerald Isle and Swansboro. Heavy shoaling in the vicinity of Bogue Inlet has grown over recent months making the waterway inaccessible to vessels with a draft greater than three feet....

Coast Guard conducts waterways analysis study of Umpqua River, seeks public comment

ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard is conducting a Waterways Analysis and Management System (WAMS) study of Umpqua River, Ore.

Maintaining America’s waterways, all in a day’s work

by Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher D. McLaughlin, D5 Public Affairs It’s early morning and the air is hot and steamy as the sun burns brightly, high in the cloudless sky. The 24 crewmen aboard the 175-foot Coast Guard buoy tender know today’s going to be a hot one on the river. An array of sunscreen products lay together on a nook outside the buoy deck near a cooler of ice and cold...

Chatham Light Turns 200

Cape Cod – The Cape Cod Chronicle has an interesting article about the history of Cape Chatham Light, which turns 200 years old this year. On Saturday, June 21, there will be a public open house between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., with guided tours of the lighthouse. In case of rain, the open house will take place Sunday at the same time.

Traverse City Aircrew Supports Lighthouse Maintenance on the Maine Coast

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – Commander Stu Merrill, the Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard’s Air Station Traverse City, along with his crew of Lieutenant Joan Snaith, Aviation Maintenance Technician First Class Joe McGuire and Aviation Electrical Technician Second Class Adam Morehouse, assisted members of the Coast Guard’s Aids to Navigation Team out of Portland, Maine to repair and...

Coast Guard is conducting a Waterway Study of Penobscot Bay and Tributaries

PORTLAND, Maine – The Coast Guard is conducting Waterways Analysis Reviews of Penobscot Bay and Tributaries. The Waterways Analysis Review is used to determine the effectiveness of aids to navigation within the waterways. The following areas are under review: Isle Au Haut Thorofare, Penebscot Bay Approaches, Isle Au Haut Bay, East Penobscot Bay, Fox Island Thorofare, Carvers Harbor (Vinalhaven),...

Coast Guard conducting waterway study of Point Judith Harbor of Refuge and pond

RHODE ISLAND – The U.S. Coast Guard is conducting Waterways Analysis and Management System (WAMS) review of Point Judith Harbor of Refuge. The WAMS review is used to determine the effectiveness of aids to navigation within the waterways. The following areas will be reviewed: 1) Point Judith Harbor of Refuge 2) Point Judith Pond. The data gathered in the analysis will be used to determine the...

Coast Guard Uses Helicopter to Maintain Aids to Navigation – Video

ELFIN COVE, Alaska- Coast Guard Air Station Sitka and aids to navigation technicians from the Coast Guard Cutter Maple placed new batteries into a remote maritime aid to navigation located on a rigid cliff at Point Lavinia, three miles north of Elfin Cove. The lighted aid to navigation marker is unreachable by boat. Technicians were hoisted down from the Air Station Sitka helicopter at an elevation...

Coast Issues Update on Sanibel Island Lighthouse Transfer

SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. – The Coast Guard today issued an update on the status of the ownership of the Sanibel Island Light, located at 1 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, in Lee County, Fla. The site occupies approximately 45 acres of land on the east end of Sanibel Island and was set aside for lighthouse purposes by an executive order dated December 19, 1883. Sanibel Island Light was the first...