The Long Blue Line: Operations of cutter Active in War of 1812

Best suited to swiftness and agility, revenue cutters provided a multi-mission platform during the War of 1812. Beside their peacetime mission of law enforcement, cutters like Revenue Cutter Active and its master, Caleb Brewster, also escorted convoys of American merchantmen, provided vital naval intelligence, delivered important military officials and documents, and operated with units of the U.S. Navy.


CGC Active crewmembers holding sign

Active crew unites to support ops boss

Sometimes, our devotion to duty extends beyond operations. Sometimes, it’s our devotion to each other, as Shipmates, which compels us to do great things. One recent expression of selfless compassion took place onboard the 210-foot Coast Guard Cutter Active when […]


Guardian of the Week – LTs Hannah Bealon and Randall Black

Last Wednesday Lieutenants Randall Black and Hannah Bealon where recognized as the Coast Guard’s selectees for the 2010 Department of Defense African American History Month Recognition Award during a ceremony in Atlanta. Bealon, Reserve Status Manager at the Personnel Service […]


People’s Choice – Coast Guard Photo Contest, Round 6

We are entering week six of the People’s Choice award for this year’s Coast Guard Photo Contest. You can view all the photos featured on the blog on the Coast Guard Flickr account under a set called “People’s Choice 2010.” […]


itCG-boat fire rescue, fishing vessel seizure, CGC’s Bertholf and Tampa return to port

Despite the blazing fire and the fact they had to abandon ship into a liferaft, two crewmembers onboard a 60-foot boat called the Coast Guard for help and relayed their position greatly aiding in their quick and safe rescue. Calm […]