At 293 years, fog cannon at Boston Light is Coast Guard’s oldest artifact
The Coast Guard has determined that a fog cannon on Little Brewster Island, built in 1716, is the oldest known Coast Guard artifact by several decades.
(Tamir Kalifa for The Boston Globe)
Obesity: Big bellies sink ships?
- Our expanding waistlines might not yet sink our whale watching boats, but it is becoming an open question as to which whale is watching whom.
Another rescue for ‘Perfect Storm’
- The Coast Guard cutter Tamaroa survived the invasion of Iwo Jima, avoided the ignominy of the scrap heap, and braved towering seas 20 years ago this month in a pair of rescue missions during the maelstrom of the so-called “Perfect Storm.”
Coast Guard: Americans getting fatter
- In case you need more evidence that Americans are tipping those scales a bit harder the US Coast Guard is cutting the number of passengers allowed on passenger vessels.