Standing the watch over the Graveyard of the Atlantic

Standing the watch over the Graveyard of the Atlantic
By Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua L. Canup Beneath the roiling waters of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, thousands of ships rest in a salty graveyard. For hundreds of years, mariners have nicknamed the area the “Graveyard of the Atlantic” based on the history of ships lost in its waters. Even for experienced Coast Guard members, traversing the area can prove a difficult task. “It’s...

From the Bridge Wing 8-18-2013

From the Bridge Wing 8-18-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1899 – Surfman Rasmus S. Midgett of the Gull Shoal Life-Saving Station in North Carolina single-handedly rescued 10 people from the grounded barkentine Priscilla. Midgett was awarded the Gold Life-Saving Medal for his heroic actions. 1941 – The Coast Guard was charged by Congress with enforcing a law to protect war-lanes in Alaskan waters. googletag.cmd.push(function()...