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The Birth of the Coast Guard Racing Stripe.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:00:34 +0000
It was October 19, 1956. The USCG Cutter Pontchartrain received a call from a distressed passenger aircraft en route from Hawaii to California. The Pan American Clipper had lost an engine and was about to lose another one. The aircraft could not make land. The Pontchartrain was on ocean station1 and had the time to […]
 
Cold Weather Boating – Off Season Months
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:28:54 +0000
During the “off-season” months (for most October through April), it is even more important to practice safe boating. If you head out this cold weather season please remember some of these tips to help keep you safe: Preparing for your cold weather journey . • Is your boat able to safely navigate the rough seas and cold weather that you […]
 
Below Zero Kick Off – Coast Guard’s Cold Weather Operations
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 16:06:36 +0000
This time of the year tends to be ‘cooler’ – or for some much cooler – than other seasons, especially in the northern regions of our country. If you live in, or travel to, one of these northern regions, you have most likely experienced major decreases in temperature that brings challenging weather conditions like blizzards, […]