Coast Guard Cutter Maple begins historic voyage through Northwest Passage

Coast Guard Cutter Maple begins historic voyage through Northwest Passage
Coast Guard Cutter Maple file photo ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Maple, a 225-foot seagoing buoy tender homeported in Sitka, Alaska, departed Wednesday on a historic voyage through the Northwest Passage. This summer marks the 60th anniversary of the three Coast Guard cutters and one Canadian ship that convoyed through the Northwest Passage. The crews of the U.S. Coast...

From the Bridge Wing 11-16-13

From the Bridge Wing 11-16-13
Today in Coast Guard History 1950 – The Serpen’s monument in Arlington National Cemetery was dedicated on 16 November 1950. The monument was placed on the gravesite of those who lost their lives on the night of 29 January 1945 when USS Serpens was destroyed off Lunga Beach, Guadalcanal. This was the largest single disaster suffered by the Coast Guard in World War II. 1992 – Coast...

From the Bridge Wing 10-25-2013

From the Bridge Wing 10-25-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1941 – The Navy formally established the Greenland Patrol by combining the South Greenland Patrol with the three cutters of the Northeast Greenland Patrol. 1985 – Coast Guard Cuter Polar Sea arrived home to Seattle after a voyage through the Northwest Passage by way of the Panama Canal, the east coast, and then Greenland, sparking an international incident...

From the Bridge Wing 10-16-2013

From the Bridge Wing 10-16-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1790 – A contract was signed for the construction of the “first” of the 10 revenue cutters, Massachusetts, at Newburyport, Massachusetts. 1952 – A Merchant Marine Detail was established at Yokohama, Japan to handle increased merchant marine problems occurring there as a result of the Korean Conflict. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

From the Bridge Wing 10-1-2013

From the Bridge Wing 10-1-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1926 – An airways division, headed by a chief engineer, was set up as a part of the U.S. Lighthouse Service, its work covering the examination of airways and emergency landing fields and the erection and maintenance of aids to air navigation. 1943 – Coast Guard-manned USS LST-203 was stranded in Southwest Pacific but there were no casualties. googletag.cmd.push(function()...