Jenn Cullen Coast Guard Pic

Hey Joey,
I moved down the Fort in January, loving it so far, especially the view,
but can’t wait for the nice weather.  I took this pic from my phone while
looking out my kitchen window this morning…are they stuck or just hanging
out?  They’ve been there at least an hour.
Jenn

IMG00100

Hmm, Jenn, I’ doubt they are stuck but I’ve never seen the black hulled Coast Guard boat in the Harbor.  I wonder what purpose this boat is used for.  Maybe our friends the Lubbers who are Coasties will chime in and educate us.

About Joey C

The creator of goodmorninggloucester.org Lover of all things Gloucester and Cape Ann. GMG where we bring you the very best our town has to offer because we love to share all the great news and believe that by promoting others in our community everyone wins.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to Jenn Cullen Coast Guard Pic

  1. Robert says:

    Judging from the picture I’d say it is a buoy repair boat working on the “no wake” buoy.

  2. Pete says:

    Black hulled Coast Guard boats are buoy tenders. They are responsible for maintaining aids to navigation. They are likely working on one of the markers in the harbor.

  3. Dani Lubbers says:

    Ah! Pete hit it right on the nose! They are buoy tenders…this one was out there for a while working at the end of Dog Bar and a few others. This boat has a really neat thruster(?) system….if the Coasties are working on a buoy, they turn on the special thrusters and it keeps the boat in exactly that place. I think its a really pretty boat when its lit up at night!

  4. Joe Testaverde says:

    Your all right they are bouy tenders ; this one of the smaller ones used in harbors and light ice breaking duties. There are also much larger ones which work on aids to navagations on off shore locations, such as weather bouys scattered inside our 200 mile limit,and heavy ice breaking. Note the coast guard use to have manned lightships that had a large beacon on deck like a lighthouse stationed out side of large harbors as a guide to ocean going vessels off many locations up and down our coast,now replaced with very large bouys that give off a radio single that is seen in a vessels RADAR.

  5. Jenn Cullen says:

    Thanks all for the enlightening information! You are the best.

    Jenn

Leaving a comment rewards the author of this post- add to the discussion here-

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s