America's Cup

The America’s Cup

The America’s Cup The America’s Cup—that go-fast modern sailing race where millions of dollars are spent on boats and gear, where the sailing crews are muscular tanned guys (and some…

Great Auk

Great Auks

In the featured painting by John James Audubon and Robert Havell, Jr. from 1836, the two Great Auks show off their profiles by standing vigilantly on a rock and swimming…

College Professor

College Professor, Coastal and Marine Geography

Trying to figure out what to do when she grew up wasn’t easy for Dr. Jennifer Rahn, because she had so many different interests. In high school in New Jersey,…


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