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The Long Blue Line: 100 years ago—Coast Guard opens Air Station #1 at Morehead City
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 11:59:39 +0000
 By mamanning1in History onMarch 22, 2020No comments John Moseley, Historian, Coast Guard Aviation AssociationWilliam Thiesen, Historian, Coast Guard Atlantic Area The Naval Appropriation Act of 1916 provided the authorization, but not the funding, for 10 Coast Guard air stations. These air stations were to be located along the coasts of the Atlantic, Pacific, Great Lakes and Gulf of […]
The Long Blue Line: Bootleggers beware-Prohibition Law Enforcement 100 years ago
Tue, 24 Mar 2020 11:58:54 +0000
 By mamanning1in History onMarch 12, 2020No comments by Petty Officer 1st Class Stephen B. Lehmann On June 21, 2019, the Coast Guard and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection unveiled a remarkable feat – the interdiction of more than 16 tons of cocaine, worth approximately $1 billion. The haul was described as “one of the largest drug seizures […]
Multi-mission buoy tender keeps Gulf Coast open for business
Fri, 20 Mar 2020 11:54:08 +0000
 By mamanning1in Operations onMarch 6, 2020No comments Written by Walter T. Ham IV Coast Guard Cutter Cypress (WLB-210) helps to keep mariners on course around the resource-rich and storm-prone waters of the Gulf of Mexico. From Apalachicola, Florida, to Brownsville, Texas, near the U.S.-Mexico border, the 225-foot seagoing buoy tender patrols a 900-mile area and maintains the Aids […]