A new breath of life: Cutter Maple moves to homeport in Atlantic Beach, NC

The Coast Guard Cutter Maple has arrived at its new homeport at Coast Guard Sector Field Office Fort Macon in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. The Maple is a 225-foot Juniper-class buoy tender, and is the replacement for the Cutter Elm, […]


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 […]


Hoax calls affect us all

“This is the fishing vessel Sol e Mar. This is a mayday, we’re sinking, we need help now!” were some of the last words of 19-year-old Billy Hokanson, as the fishing boat that he and his father, William was on […]


Continuing a legacy: Being a plank owner on the Richard Snyder

  Richard Snyder was a member of Navy Beach Party Number Six, on the Island of Biak, near Papua New Guinea, and when grenades began to rain down from caves and explode, there was no doubt they were being attacked […]