Small cutter, large mission: Coast Guard Cutter Chock

The Coast Guard Cutter Chock, with its brawny appearance, polished black hull, the ability to shatter up to 18-inches of ice and tow approximately 300 gross-tons, has undoubtedly earned it the fitting nickname “Bull of the Bay.” The Chock was […]


Keep cool with the International Ice Patrol!

Story and photos by PA1 Nate Littlejohn On a gloomy Nova Scotia afternoon April 4, 2018, a small group gathered in Halifax’s Fairview Lawn Cemetery to remember the 1,503 lives lost in the sinking of the Titanic. The remains of […]


Cutter Frank Drew: ATON of fun

Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki The first thing I learned upon getting underway with Coast Guard Cutter Frank Drew is that it is impossible to wheel a large rolling backpack up a ship’s metal brow […]


141 Years of Service: Setting the Watch in Delaware

The Coast Guard has grown a lot from its original roots, both technologically and in capability, but in many ways, there’s really a whole bunch that hasn’t changed – just improved. Sure – we have fast boats that float and […]


Through icy winter, Coast Guard crews keep goods on the move

Imagine the roads you drive on froze, were rearranged and the guidelines you use to steer on were no longer where they should be. After this year’s cold snap in the Philadelphia area, that’s precisely the predicament mariners found themselves […]