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 […]


Lighting the Way in Delaware Bay

By Chief Warrant Officer Christopher Runt Miah Maull Shoal Light has been guiding vessels for the past 102 years. The lighthouse, which is on the north side of the Delaware Bay near Cumberland County, New Jersey, bears the same name […]


Week in the life of the Coast Guard

Since 1790 the Coast Guard has safeguarded our nation’s maritime interests, providing a 24/7 presence along America’s rivers, ports, coastline and on the high seas. But while the Coast Guard’s presence and impact is regional, national and international, our operations […]


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USCGC Smilax – A History

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Smilax, which will be honored as the “Queen of the Fleet” on April 14, 2011, is the oldest commissioned Coast Guard cutter. The Coast Guard construction tender, a unique 100-foot bay and sound tender, was designed by the […]