Coast Guard to Make Navigational Aid Changes in Mathews County, Va.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Due to continued shoaling in the Queens Creek Channel, which is located in Mathews County off the Piankatank River, the Coast Guard is preparing to change the aids to navigation marking this federal navigation project to warning daybeacons. Numerous changes in the location and types of aids-to-navigation have assisted in keeping the waterway open for the past several years....

Coast Guard to Make Navigational Aid Changes in Mathews County, Va.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Due to continued shoaling in the Queens Creek Channel, which is located in Mathews County off the Piankatank River, the Coast Guard is preparing to change the aids to navigation marking this federal navigation project to warning daybeacons. Numerous changes in the location and types of aids-to-navigation have assisted in keeping the waterway open for the past several years....

Coast Guard Completes Fall Buoy Project

CLEVELAND – U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock will retrieve the last two buoys in the U.S. Great Lakes’ list of more than a thousand pulled buoys on Saturday. These buoys mark the completion of Operation Autumn Retrieve. These two buoys are part of the Great Lakes Aids to Navigation system that is rotated twice a year as a measure to prevent damage from ice during the winter...

Video: Aids to Navigation Team Ft. Lauderdale

The crew at ANT Ft. Lauderdale keeps commercial and recreational boaters safe by maintaining the street signs and stop lights of the water.This video was created in less than 10 hours by Coast Guard public affairs specialists training in the Ft. Lauderdale area.

Cutter Hollyhock Retrieves Lake Erie Buoys

CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock is scheduled to arrive in eastern Lake Erie near Buffalo by Saturday afternoon to retrieve navigational buoys in conjunction with Operation Autumn Retrieve. The 225-foot Hollyhock, homeported in Port Huron, Mich., will pull up buoys from Dunkirk, Seneca Shoal of New York and Erie, Pa. on its way to Buffalo for a three or four-day mission, depending...

Morris Island Light Rescue Project

Save the Light will restore the light after the Corps of Engineers work is finished. History of Morris Island Light (also called Charleston Light) The Charleston Light, located on Morris Island, at the entrance to the harbor of Charleston, S. C., was one of the colonial lights turned over to the Federal Government under the terms of the act of August 7, 1789. The light was in a brick tower, built...

Coast Guard Installs Temporary Light Buoy at Ambrose Light

NEW YORK-The Coast Guard installed a temporary buoy approximately 300 yards in front of the damaged Ambrose Light Navigation Aid on Nov. 7, at 2 p.m. The Coast Guard Cutter Willow, a 225-foot vessel homeported in Newport, R.I., installed the temporary light buoy that will remain until Ambrose Light is restored. “While the actual repair of Ambrose Light is a long term project, the temporary navigation...

Coast Guard “rescues” Nantucket Shoal buoy lost during Noel

BOSTON – The Coast Guard found the Nantucket Shoal buoy, which was blown off station by the remnants of Hurricane Noel, about 90 miles southeast of Nantucket, Mass., Monday. Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan McKenna, the underway officer of the day aboard the 210-foot Coast Guard Cutter Dependable, from Cape May, N.J., discovered the yellow whistle buoy adrift 23 nautical miles south from its normal...

Tanker Strikes Ambrose Light

NEW YORK—The U.S. Coast Guard is conducting an investigation to determine how a 799-foot tanker ship struck the Ambrose Light navigation aid at 2 a.m. today. Ambrose Light is a 76-foot structure that sits about 12 miles southeast of Staten Island, N.Y., and watches over the main shipping lanes to New York Harbor. It is located about four and one-half miles outside the shipping channel. The structure...