Legacy of Light: Tillamook Rock Lighthouse anchors wildlife refuge

Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, built in 1881, remains a fixture off the coast of Oregon. The lighthouse may no longer run using lanterns but continues to light the way to ensure the safety, security and stewardship of Pacific Northwest waterways.


Rescue awards

Shipmate of the Week – The crew of CG47254

The fishing vessel Double Eagle was passing through the bar at Tillamook Bay, Ore., when it was hit broadside by a 16-foot plunging break. In the blink of an eye the vessel capsized and split in half. As two fishermen’s […]


Richard Dixon

Coast Guard Heroes: Richard Dixon

This Compass series chronicles the first 14 heroes the Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutters have been named for. These men and women, who stood the watch before us, lived extraordinary lives as they lit the way for sailors in times past, […]