capstan

When breaking ice can’t wait!

The first few weeks of the New Year have seen frigid temperatures ice over many parts of the country, including vital navigable waterways. As many Americans found themselves bundling up to stay warm, the Coast Guard embraced the cold and worked tirelessly to keep waterways open for commerce. One of the iced-over waterways was the Delaware River, which had ice up to five-feet thick. Coast Guard Cutter Capstan was joined by Coast Guard Cutter Cleat to break the ice in the region and ensure the waterway was safe and navigable.


1,700 Miles, video of the year competition. U.S. Coast Guard image.

2013 Videos of the Year: 1,700 Miles in Two Minutes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFduTLQoRes We’ve reached our 10th video nominee in our search for the 2013 Video of the Year. In our final video, Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock travels from the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore to its homeport of Port Huron, Mich,, […]


yard clean up

A Superfund cleanup

More than 10 years ago, the Yard started the rigorous process of remediating the land and last month officially began the administrative process for removal of the Yard from the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Priorities List, also known as the Superfund Program, ensuring its acreage would be environmentally healthy and sound for future generations.


The 1943-1944 U.S. Coast Guard "Cutters" hockey team. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Making waves on the ice

With the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup Playoffs heating up we bring you the story of the World War II-era Coast Guard Cutters, described by hockey historian Stan Fischler as “a team of brawling and boisterous sailors who knew how to win.”


Hagerman

Shipmate of the Week – Mike Hagerman

On Jan. 15, 1974, the most highly-decorated Coast Guard cutter of its time, Coast Guard Cutter Spencer, pulled into Curtis Bay after her last voyage and decommissioning. With a heave, Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Hagerman put over the line that brought the mighty ship to her final mooring after a nearly thirty-seven year career. Thirty-nine years later, Hagerman stood alongside former Coast Guardsman Nick Frank on the bridge of a ship with a different hull but a very familiar name – Spencer.


CGC Edisto

‘Lucky Eddie’ gets a new lease on life

Dismantling, removing and replacing a cutter’s main diesel engine is a job requiring teamwork, logistical coordination and planning under the best of circumstances. Replacing both engines at once doubles the complexity. Doing an unscheduled dual engine swap is a unique challenge the crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Edisto and engineers from Sector San Diego recently tackled.


Coast Guard Cutter Sapelo

Drug bust is a Yard touchdown

The yard boasts of some of the best workers and management in the maritime industry. At the yard, dedicated coaches are behind the shipyard team. The production manager, the “head coach,” and four general foremen, the “assistant coaches,” provide workers with essential leadership and support needed to be successful. Each coach works in a specialized sector and brings his own game plan to the table to help create a winning organization. With its talented roster, the yard has a long heritage of wins to keep the Coast Guard fleet operating and accomplish vital missions.


DCC Amerson

Shipmate of the Week – DCC Dennis Amerson

Written by Lt. j.g. Stephen Henderson, Yard Facilities management department. The Coast Guard Yard, founded in 1899, is the Coast Guard’s only shipyard and is responsible for construction, repairs and renovations of the Coast Guard’s surface fleet and aids to […]


Walter Brooks

Shipmate of the Week – Walter Brooks

Written by Dottie Mitchell, business communications manager, Coast Guard Yard. When Walter Brooks comes to work each day, he steps in the footprints of his great-grandfather, grandfather and father as he walks to the waterfront at the Coast Guard Yard […]


Coast Guard Cutter Stratton

Week in the life of the Coast Guard: Wednesday

It’s day three of the Coast Guard’s week in the life campaign and there is no shortage of action. From joint operations with U.S. Border Patrol and the Navy to Coast Guardsmen training on the Great Lakes, check out this day-to-day snapshot for a glimpse of just how much the Coast Guard does. Stay with us throughout the week as we continue to share a Week in the Life of the Coast Guard.


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