Haunted Hull: Coast Guard cutter Taney

The Coast Guard cutter Taney shines in all its glory in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor as “the last survivor of Pearl Harbor,” but it has a darker story to tell – the ship may still carry souls aboard. The Taney’s story […]

Boomer's looking forward to the day when he makes boatswain's mate!

Featured Station Mascot: Boomer, a rescue pup of the Eastern Shore

October is National Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month and here in the Fifth District, several of the station’s mascots are former shelter dogs. This month’s story is of Boomer, the mascot at Coast Guard Station Crisfield. Tucked away on the Eastern Shore of […]

Coast Guard Auxiliarist George Latimer

Two Uniforms, One Devotion to Duty

Story by Coast Guard Auxiliarist Trey Clifton In 1994, only two years after enlisting, then Seamen Stone was transferred to Station Cape Charles where he first met Latimer. While Latimer has bonded closely with many who have come through Station […]

Coast Guard Auxiliarist Marlies Urban performs a man-overboard drill aboard a U.S Coast Guard Auxiliary Facility.
Photo by Coast Guard Auxiliary PA1 Anderson Braswell

A legacy of volunteer lifesaving

Story by AUX Anderson Braswell, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Sept. 17, 1962 – At 1 a.m. on a stormy night, a sharp crackle came over the radio, “Mayday. Mayday. This is VA3-001…” The world’s first hovercraft had broken free from its […]

Master Chief Kilbourne practices frisbee tossing with Rain.

Featured Station Mascot: Frisbee Dog First Class Rain of Station Little Creek

Mariners have been taking animal companions to sea for thousands of years, and the Coast Guard has continued this tradition. The Coast Guard has had some mascots as famous as Sinbad, who starred in his own Coast Guard advertising campaign […]


Make-A-Wish hero saves the weekend

The Coast Guard Jayhawk helicopter banked hard, flying around the last reported location of the distressed swimmer. The eyes of the helicopter crew were glued to the water, searching for any sign of splashing or movement. The crew’s newest member, […]

Adam Gibson stands beside his 20-foot Sea Ray fishing boat at his home in Townsend, Delaware.

A forgiving lesson in boating safety

Story and photo by PA3 Peter Hoey After concluding a routine fishing venture June 3, 2014, Adam Gibson headed toward Port Mahon, Delaware. As he steered his 20-foot Sea Ray boat, which he has owned for the past five years, […]


The Roanoke River Lighthouse

Written by Auxiliarist Trey Clifton, decendent of the Roanoke River Lighthouse’s first lighthouse keeper. The story of the Roanoke River Lighthouse began more than a century and a half ago in 1857, when Secretary of the U.S. Lighthouse Board Thomas […]

U.S. Coast Guard photos by Fireman Michael T. Quigley and Petty Officer 1st Class Blake Marino

Coast Guardsmen respond to disaster ashore

  The Coast Guardsmen of Station Cape Charles are used to responding to disasters at sea. On July 24 that changed as they scrambled to a scene where only their training, teamwork and devotion to duty could help them respond […]

The teams pose with the Carolina Cup.

The Carolina Cup – Battle of the Borders

  For several months now the Commands of Station Oak Island and Station Georgetown have been talking up a golf challenge!  Mostly this consisted of trash talk, with each unit proclaiming their Carolina based unit was better. I mean, could you […]

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