Earth Day 2016 – 5.25 trillion Pieces of Plastic Debris In The Ocean

Friday, April 22, 2016

Public Domain - Kamilo Beach

There are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean. 269,000 tons float on the surface – Do your part to keep our Oceans clean. Garbage in our waters not only looks bad, but it can cause problems for boaters and for wildlife that live in or around the water. The MARPOL treaty requires a […]

Spring is Here But Beware of Cold Waters

Friday, April 22, 2016


The Coast Guard Auxiliary is advising boaters who may be beginning their preparations to launch their boats that water temperatures can still be dangerously cold. It only takes about 10 minutes for a boater exposed to cold water to begin to experience deteriorated strength,  this may cause boaters to lose the ability to pull themselves back into their vessel. […]

Auxiliary Photo Flashback – 1999

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

COLUMBIA RIVER, Oregon--The Endeavor, a replica of CAPT Cooks sailing ship, is escorted by a Coast Guard Auxiliary craft.  USCG photo by J. David Melvin


On This Day In Coast Guard History

Monday, April 11, 2016


On this day April 11th: 1917-With the outbreak of World War I President Woodrow Wilson issued an executive order transferring 30 lighthouse tenders to the War Department.  All were subsequently assigned to the Navy Department and 15 lighthouse tenders, four lightships, and 21 light stations also were transferred to the Navy Department.  One more tender […]

Monofilament Recycling Program

Tuesday, April 5, 2016


From the Spring Issue of Over The Bow – Volume 74 Issue 1 Spring Monofilament fishing line is strong, flexible and nearly invisible when submerged in water, making it an ideal tool for fishing. These attributes, however, also make it a serious environmental hazard for both animals and humans when improperly discarded. Due to its low visibility when in water, marine […]

National Medal of Honor Day: Remembering SM1c Douglas A. Munro, USCG 1919-1942

Friday, March 25, 2016


Douglas A. Munro, a signalman first class of the United States Coast Guard, died heroically on Guadalcanal on 27 September 1942. Having volunteered to evacuate a detachment of Marines who were facing annihilation by an unanticipated large enemy force, he succeeded in safely extricating them and in doing so was mortally wounded. Douglas Albert Munro […]

Did You Know? United States Coast Guard Active duty, Reservists, and Auxiliarists Snapshot

Wednesday, March 16, 2016


Each day, the men and women of the 43,000 plus active duty Coast Guard, over 8,000 Reservists, and 30,000 Auxiliarists provide services over 3.4 million square miles of Exclusive Economic Zones. In a single year, the Coast Guard: Responded to 19,790 Search and Rescue cases, saved 3,560 lives and more than $77 million in property. […]

On This Day in Coast Guard History

Thursday, March 10, 2016


On this day March 10th: 1909-The British barkentine Ladysmith, during a thick fog, stranded three miles WSW of the Fisher’s Island Life-Saving Station. The keeper was notified by telephone and the life-savers, in surfboat, proceeded to the scene. They safely rescued the Ladysmith’s master, his wife, and 9 seamen. 1983-The Coast Guard retired the last […]

New Online Course Now Available: Modern Marine Navigation

Tuesday, March 1, 2016


Whether you want to improve your navigational skills on your local waters, or you’re longing to cruise in foreign and exotic locations, Modern Marine Navigation will help you on your way to become a better boater conveniently, in your own home. With this course you will learn the basics of plotting, reading charts, identifying ATONs […]

Coast Guard Station Hobucken Keeps Fairfield Harbour Yacht Club Up To date

Sunday, February 21, 2016


You know who gives an unforgettable presentation? According to New Bern Auxiliary Flotilla 20-4 Commander Billy Flynn, BMC Kenneth Grande, OIC of Station Hobucken, North Carolina, doesn’t mess around! BMC Grande recently spoke to about 130 members of Fairfield Harbour Yacht Club, educating them about of all the Cost Guard  missions – especially those relevant to […]

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