The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Legare stands on the flight deck of the cutter next to approximately $390 million total wholesale in seized cocaine and marijuana at Port Everglades, Fla., April 24, 2018. The drugs were interdicted off the coasts of Mexico, Central, and South America by multiple U.S. Coast Guard cutters and Canadian Naval vessels. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Coast Guard Cutter Legare

The U.S. Coast Guard and Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships conducted 17 separate interdictions off the coasts of Mexico, Central, and South America seizing approximately $390 million in cocaine and marijuana.


The Long Blue Line: The First Lady Harriet Lane and WMEC-903

Just over 160 years ago, at a time when women remained relatively invisible in public life, Harriet Lane was the nation’s most politically powerful and celebrated woman. She was the first woman to receive the title of “First Lady” during her time in the White House, and she was the first female namesake of a cutter.


Capt. Faunce

Harriet Lane fires first naval shot of the Civil War

Written by William H. Thiesen, Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian April 12th will mark the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War. On that fateful day, the Coast Guard’s legacy service of the Revenue Cutter Service made […]


2010 Photo Contest

People’s Choice – Photo Contest, Round 5

We are entering week five of the People’s Choice award for this year’s Coast Guard Photo Contest. Every Monday, we are unveiling another batch of photos as we count down the top 40 of the more than 600 photos submitted. […]


(UPDATED) itCG – Tactical boat training, cocaine seized, small boat medevac, boat fire rescue, fog closes channel

UPDATE: Click here to read a story about the joint tactical boat training between Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay and the Philadelphia Marine Police Unit mentioned in the picture of the day. Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane seized 6,000 pounds of […]


itCG-the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force, Navy & Coast Guard cross train, sea scouts rescued, Operation Dry Water yields results

Yesterday afternoon, Coast Guard responded to a distress call that the 85-foot sea scout training boat, Farallones, was taking on water near Suisun Bay in Northern California. All 27 kids and two of the adults were transferred by Coast Guard […]