Coast Guard rescues woman after boat capsizes on Lake Champlain

Coast Guard rescues woman after boat capsizes on Lake Champlain
Coast Guard 29-Foot Response Boat-Small file photo. BOSTON – Coast Guard Station Burlington crewmembers rescued a woman Tuesday evening after her 17-foot boat capsized on Lake Champlain near Schuyler Island. Local emergency dispatchers relayed the distress call to watchstanders at the station at approximately 7:27 p.m. The woman had used her cell phone to call 911 and provide her location. A...

Coast Guard invites public to tour Maine lighthouses

Coast Guard invites public to tour Maine lighthouses
BOSTON — The public is invited to visit and tour the towers and keeper’s houses of 24 Maine lighthouses from Biddeford to Lubec, Maine, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. As part of Maine’s Open Lighthouse Day, some lights not normally open to the public include Curtis Island Light in Camden Harbor; Dyce Head Light in Castine; Monhegan Island Light on Monhegan Island; Portland Breakwater...

Coast Guard suspends search for paraglider in New Hampshire

Coast Guard suspends search for paraglider in New Hampshire
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft File Photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard suspended its search at 12:39 p.m. Monday for a possible paraglider near Seabrook, New Hampshire. At approximately 7:15 p.m. Sunday, a beach patron called 911 to report a paraglider in the water about 600 yards off Seabrook Beach. Local emergency dispatch crews relayed the call to the Coast Guard. Coast Guard crews searched...

Coast Guard offers reward to help find stolen buoy bells off Maine’s coast

Coast Guard offers reward to help find stolen buoy bells off Maine's coast
The space in which a sound signaling brass bell typically hangs on this offshore buoy is empty after the bell was stolen, off the coast of Maine.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) BOSTON — The Coast Guard is offering a cash reward for information concerning the theft of sound signaling devices from navigational buoys off Maine’s coast. Over the last nine months, nine buoys had bells stolen from...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker on Lake Champlain

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker on Lake Champlain
Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter File Photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard suspended its search Wednesday for a missing 41-year-old man on Lake Champlain. The man was last seen Monday evening in the waters near Shelburne Point. The group he was kayaking with reported that his kayak had capsized and he planned to swim back to shore. He was reported missing after he did not return...

Coast Guard asks public to help find stolen buoy bells off Maine’s coast

Coast Guard asks public to help find stolen buoy bells off Maine’s coast
The space in which a sound signaling brass bell typically hangs on this offshore buoy is empty after the bell was stolen, off the coast of Maine. Stealing a sound signaling device off a buoy is a federal offense and can be punishable with heavy fines or even imprisonment. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) BOSTON — The Coast Guard is asking the public for information on the theft of brass sound signaling...

Coast Guard Sector Northern New England holds change of command

Coast Guard Sector Northern New England holds change of command
Capt. Michael A. Baroody, center-left, outgoing commander at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England, inspects personnel along with incoming commander, Capt. Brian J. LeFebvre, far left, during a change of command ceremony, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Portland, Maine.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Hillard) PORTLAND, Maine — Capt. Brian LeFebvre assumed command of U.S....

Coast Guard Northeast names active duty, reserve enlisted persons of the year

Coast Guard Northeast names active duty, reserve enlisted persons of the year
Petty Officer 1st Class John Joeckel is announced as the First Coast Guard District’s Enlisted Person of the Year in a ceremony at Base Boston, Wednesday, March 28, 2018. He is a marine science technician assigned to the Incident Management Division at Sector Northern New England. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll) BOSTON — Two Northeast-based Coast Guard petty...

Coast Guard to break ice on Kennebec, Penobscot Rivers

Coast Guard to break ice on Kennebec, Penobscot Rivers
Coast Guard Cutters Shackle and Tackle break ice along the Penobscot River in Brewer, Maine, in this Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson) BOSTON — The Coast Guard urges the public to remove their ice fishing shacks as soon as safely possible from the Kennebec and Penobscot Rivers as the Coast Guard begins its annual spring breakout on Wednesday. Individuals should refrain...