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Christmas Tree Ship Rouse Simmons Nine in ten Americans will celebrate Christmas this year in some capacity, and more than 95 million households will put up a Christmas tree.¹ The…

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Grampus or Risso’s Dolphin

By Richard King If you were reading The New York Times on the 23rd of August, 1896, this headline might have caught your eye: “Four Girls on a Schooner.” The…

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Who Sails Tall Ships?

My first sailing ship experience was aboard a 125-foot schooner. I was a college student onboard for a week in the summer to get out on the ocean, see some…


Vessels, Casks, and Containers

Vessels Within Vessels Have you ever found a message in a bottle? For centuries, people have transported items on the seas. Messages in bottles are usually sent for fun. Most…


Did You Know?

US Coast Guard Photo By Petty Officer 3rd Class Tom Atkeson

Today, nearly 42,000 men and women serve on active duty in the US Coast Guard.

The United States Coast Guard is the nation’s oldest maritime service and is really a combination of five different agencies that were brought together to make them run more efficiently—the Revenue Cutter Service, the Lighthouse Service, the Life-Saving Service, the Bureau of Navigation, and the Steamboat Inspection Service.

What do members of the Coast Guard do every day?

Learn more at United States Coast Guard