Coast Guard Cutter Goes To Dry Dock Cleveland Ohio

A Ship Out of Water

A 770-ton capacity Travelift carries the 140-foot USCG Cutter Neah Bay across the grounds of the Great Lakes Shipyard in Cleveland, Ohio, for routine maintenance. Ships, like any vessel or…

Brown Pelicans

Brown Pelicans

In 1881, Martha Field, writing under the pen name Catharine Cole, became the first woman to work as a full-time reporter for the New Orleans newspaper, the Daily Picayune. In…

Kelly graduated with an English degree from an Ivy League university, but the only formal training she needed for her job was to attend a “new broker seminar” to become certified as an official broker, which allows her to earn a commission for booking a charter boat. Kelly says that her college education has really made a big difference in her ability to be successful. “The ability to write well and persuasively is such a huge asset because so much of my communications with clients is via email. There’s a lot of competition out there, and you don’t want to turn off a client with that first email and risk them going elsewhere with their business.” This past winter, when so many of us were shoveling our driveways in yet another snowstorm, Kelly’s job in paradise seemed, well, like paradise.

Yacht Charter Broker

The crystal clear waters of the Caribbean are always warm and the gentle breezes blow steadily, making it an ideal destination for sailing and snorkeling. More than 2 million people…

Cornelia B. Windgate

Great Lakes Ghost Ship: the Cornelia B. Windiate

Great Lakes Ghost Ship: the Cornelia B. Windiate By Cathy Green, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Did you know that one of the busiest waterways in North America is on…


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