Legacy of Light: Legendary lighthouse towers over Outer Banks

Since 1803, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse has stood as a sentinel over the windswept shores of North Carolina’s Outer Banks. With its distinctive stripes and storied history, it is the tallest lighthouse in the United States and one of the best known Aids to Navigation in the world. While the National Park Service owns the lighthouse, a Coast Guard aids to navigation team continues to maintain the lamp.


The boatcrew from Coast Guard Cutter Block Island. From left to right: Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony Iannizzaro, Petty Officer 3rd Class Chuck Seckinger, Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Losinger and Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Mullinax.

Shipmate of the Week – Petty Officers Losinger, Mullinax, Seckinger and Iannizzaro

In the early hours of a June morning, Coast Guard Cutter Block Island was underway off the coast of North Carolina rounding the historically perilous waters off Cape Hatteras, an area frequently referred to as the “Graveyard of the Atlantic.” […]


The view from the helicopter as the Air Station Elizabeth City aircrew medevaced a boater.

Dog Days of summer?

For families across the country, the summer months signify a slowdown from the quick pace of the school year. Whether lounging by the pool or hiking a nearby trail, summer’s hot days are a time for relaxation and fun. But […]


Shipmate of the Week: BM3 Tonya Midgett

East Coast towns battened down the hatches as Hurricane Irene reaped havoc in the summer of 2011, and the community of Cape Hatteras took the brunt of the storm’s torrential winds and rain; Irene was declared the worst natural disaster […]