CGC Edisto

Dear Coast Guard Family: A Holiday Rhyme

A holiday poem and resources for Coast Guardsmen and their families during the holiday season.


Tarmac at sunrise

Ringing in the New Year with rhyme: Ashore

On New Year’s Eve the midnight log entry at a Coast Guard unit takes on a life of its own and is traditionally written as a poem. The Compass reached out to those standing the mid-watch to share the tradition of applying verse to the log as we all rung in 2013.


Ringing in 2012 with rhyme: Afloat

The act of writing a ship’s log… there’s nothing special about it. Deck logs are the permanent record of day-to-day life aboard a vessel. They must include who is in command, what the status of the ship is and various […]


Ringing in 2012 with rhyme: Ashore

The act of writing a ship’s log… there’s nothing special about it. Deck logs are the permanent record of day-to-day life aboard a vessel. They must include who is in command, what the status of the ship is and various […]


‘Twas the night before Christmas

The well-known poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas tells the story of a man as he witnesses St. Nicholas, arriving in a sleigh pulled by eight reindeer, visiting his home on Christmas Eve. One Coast Guardsman, decades ago, decided to […]