Building bright futures in Boston

Coast Guard members offer a significant and positive impact on the lives of Boston youth by assisting students in building life-sized, seaworthy wooden rowboats as part of a boat building program supplementing a typical 5th grade curriculum.


Growing up at Boston Light: A special and spooky childhood

Although none of the many written histories of Boston Light mention the presence of a ghost, one keeper’s daughter has a different tale to tell. It’s just one of a treasure chest full of childhood memories for Joanne LaVigne Schroer who lived at the 300-year-old light with her family when she was a toddler.


Honor, Respect Devotion to Duty: Sally Snowman – keeper of America’s first light

America’s first lighthouse, Boston Light, is the only Coast Guard-manned lighthouse in the country. At 300 years old, it takes a special group of people to keep the light shining. Guiding a group of 32 assistant keepers is Coast Guard Auxiliarist Sally Snowman, the keeper of Boston Light.


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Boston’s first responders remember marathon bombings

A year ago today the Coast Guard led an unprecedented maritime response to the tragic bombings at the Boston Marathon, one of the most significant terrorism incidents since 9/11. During the response, the Coast Guard joined federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to ensure safety and security on the waterways.


Guardian of the Week – BMCS Jonathan Graham

Last Thursday, Coast Guard Reserve Senior Chief Boatswains Mate and Vermont State Police Senior Trooper Jonathan Graham was awarded the Vermont State Police Lifesaving Award for his heroic actions on July 30, 2009. While on-duty as a State Trooper, Graham […]


itCG-Eagle visits Boston, CGIS asks public for help, busy weekend on Lake Champlain

Coast Guard Barque Eagle attended Sail Boston festivities this week. Check out these links for some great pictures. Here and here Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS) is looking for a 40-50 foot speed boat that was driving recklessly on Niagara […]