Coast Guard proposes disestablishment of Tawas Light, removal of Fresnel lens

Coast Guard proposes disestablishment of Tawas Light, removal of Fresnel lens
CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard is proposing to disestablish the aids-to-navigation light known as Tawas Light in Tawas Point Lighthouse in East Tawas, Michigan. The light is listed in the Light List, Volume VII Great Lakes, as number 11240. The current light is illuminated via a fourth order classical Fresnel lens. The Coast Guard intends to use a modern optic as the light signal and plans to place...

From the Bridge Wing 10-11-2013

From the Bridge Wing 10-11-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1896 – The crew of the Pea Island (North Carolina) Life-Saving Station, under the command of Keeper Richard Etheridge, performed one of their finest rescues when they saved the passengers and crew of the schooner E.S. Newman, after that ship ran aground during a hurricane. Pushed before the storm, the ship lost all sails and drifted almost 100 miles before it...

Coast Guard report states Umpqua River Lighthouse not required for safe navigation

SEATTLE — The U. S. Coast Guard is releasing a Waterways Analysis and Management System report on the Umpqua River in Oregon which states that the Umpqua River Lighthouse is not required for safe navigation. This determination opens the door for the U.S. Coast Guard to begin the process to discontinue the Umpqua River Light as a federal aid to navigation.