Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin sets historic buoy in Patapsco River near Dundalk, Md.

Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin sets historic buoy in Patapsco River near Dundalk, Md.
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard set the historic Francis Scott Key buoy in the Patapsco River near the Francis Scott Key Bridge to kick off the bicentennial celebration of the War of 1812, Friday. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin, a 175-foot buoy tender homeported at the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Md., set the buoy that marks the spot where the ship carrying Francis Scott Key, the...

Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin to set historic Francis Scott Key buoy in Patapsco River

Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin to set historic Francis Scott Key buoy in Patapsco River
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin, a 175-foot buoy tender homeported at the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Md., is scheduled to set the historic Francis Scott Key buoy in Patapsco River near the Francis Scott Key Bridge to kick off the bicentennial celebration of the War of 1812, Friday. The buoy marks the spot where the ship carrying Francis Scott Key, the author of “The Star-Spangled...

Coast Guard retrieves aground barge near Walsey Creek in Queenstown, Md.

BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard retrieved the aground barge Friday afternoon, that broke free from a Coast Guard cutter during a storm Wednesday. The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Sledge, a construction tender homeported in Baltimore, retrieved the barge and is towing it to the Coast Guard Yard to be inspected and put back into service. A crew from the Coast Guard Cutter William Tate and a crew...

Coast Guard to retrieve barge near Walsey Creek in Queenstown, Md.

BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard is responding to a barge that broke away from a Coast Guard cutter during a storm here Wednesday. The 100-foot barge was alongside the Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin that was anchored approximately 3 miles north of the Chester River when it broke free at approximately 10 p.m. and drifted toward Winchester Creek and Walsey Creek near Queenstown. No one was injured during...

Coast Guard cutter places Francis Scott Key buoy – video

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Grace Baldwin. BALTIMORE – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin lowered the Francis Scott Key buoy down to its location in the Patapsco River Monday. The buoy marks the spot where the ship carrying Francis Scott Key, the author of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” was anchored during the bombardment of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. It...

Coast Guard cutter to set historic Francis Scott Key buoy in Patapsco River

BALTIMORE – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin, a 175-foot buoy tender homeported at the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Md., is scheduled to set the historic Francis Scott Key buoy in the Patapsco River near the Francis Scott Key Bridge Monday. The buoy marks the spot where the ship carrying Francis Scott Key, the author of the Star Spangled Banner, was anchored during the bombardment...

Coast Guard cutter answers buoys’ call for cleaning

BALTIMORE – Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin, a 175-foot coastal buoy tender homeported in Baltimore, conducted routine buoy maintenance in Baltimore Harbor Wednesday. Federal aids to navigation are required to be inspected annually to ensure they are functioning properly, in their correct position and marking safe water for ships to navigate. The Rankin is responsible for...

Volunteering – The heart of the service

BALTIMORE - Senior Chief Petty Officer Jeffery Dietzman, the command senior chief for Sector Baltimore, leads many volunteer efforts by coordinating with agencies and finding new opportunities to serve the community. Baltimore – As a military service with unique missions, it is no stretch to say that many men and women in the Coast Guard are brought together because they share a common desire...