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)

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.

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.”

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.”

Shining over Boston Harbor
- As the Coast Guard hands over control of lighthouses, more may open for tours. (Photo: Santa dropped presents from a helicopter at Boston Light in 1946.)

Shining over Boston Harbor

- As the Coast Guard hands over control of lighthouses, more may open for tours. (Photo: Santa dropped presents from a helicopter at Boston Light in 1946.)

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.

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.