Had a very nice visit yesterday at the gallery with Pete and Pam Beardes who had just arrived in Gloucester from Charleston, SC. Pete is an avid GMG FOB who was stationed here with the Coast Guard from 1986-88, during which time he painted the Annisquam Lightkeeper’s house (among other things). Enjoy your stay Pete and Pam, and come back soon!
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While touring the USCG Barque Eagle yesterday, I was honored to meet Daniel Carmody….an original crew member of the Eagle in 1946.
I was humbled to be there to witness his homecoming and to have met him and his son.
The GDT Reports “Breaking: Gloucester police and Coast Guard to investigate death aboard F/V Osprey, arriving in Gloucester 3 p.m”
Breaking: Gloucester police and Coast Guard to investigate death aboard F/V Osprey, arriving in Gloucester 3 p.m…. http://t.co/Z4E57lA7J3
— Gloucester Times (@GDTnews) July 7, 2013
Gloucester Fire Department – 2013 Champions
Photos- The Schooner Adventures is having water tight bulkheads installed to meet Coast Guard specifications
The Schooner Adventures is having water tight bulkheads installed to meet Coast Guard specifications.
They started by using a fiberoptic system to look between the ceiling and the hull to find the best locations for the bulkheads…
They had to insert dowels into strategic spots where water could flow between the ceiling and bulkhead. Then the construction
began. It is a very time consuming process as there are ne straight lines for the boards to attach. The guys are custom fitting
each board to snuggly fit the curves of the vessel. They are not being nailed into place but rather are precisely measuring,
cutting, and chiseling.
First Coast Guard Air Station was established on Ten Pound Island – But Wikipedia has the wrong location
Most of us know that the first US Coast Guard Air Station was built on Ten Pound Island in Gloucester Harbor but the know-all be-all online encyclopedia, Wikipedia has it wrong. They wrongly state that the present Coast Guard Base on Harbor loop was built on the site of the first Coast Guard Air Station.
I’ve attached a picture of the first plane stationed on Ten Pound Island and of the fist Base Commander and Pilot to fly that plane. The two early Coast Guard aviators, pictured together in their flying gear on May 5, 1927, established the first successful U.S. Coast Guard air unit on Ten Pound Island, Gloucester, Mass., in 1925, using one Vought seaplane borrowed from the Navy. From left are Commander Carl C. von Paulsen who commanded Coast Guard Base 7, Gloucester, and the attached air unit (January 1925 to May 1928); and Ensign Leonard M. Melka who acted as pilot and mechanic.
I’ve asked Wikipedia to correct their error but,,,don’t hold your breath….There are several Coast Guard websites which will veryify that information including: http://www.uscg.mil/history/webaircraft/USCGAviationHistoricPhotoGallery1916-
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Coast Guard Blaine Gallagher proposes to his girlfriend, Sarah Morris, in front of Motif #1 in Rockport Harbor- Photos From Brianna Moore
“Coast Guard Blaine Gallagher proposes to his girlfriend, Sarah Morris, in front of Motif #1 in Rockport Harbor. Gallagher pulled his boat up behind Bearskin Neck to surprise Morris at work. When she came out to say hello, Gallagher got down on one knee and pulled out the ring in front of her friends and Gallagher’s crew.”
Catching Up With the Progress On The Bow to Stern Overhaul of Gloucester’s Coast Guard Cutter The Grand Isle
Huge thanks To Lieutenant Christjan Gaudio who is the Commanding Officer of the GRAND ISLE along with CWO Manny Munoz at Coast Guard Station Gloucester want to make our Coast Guard Station and Boats ingrained with the community, for you to feel welcome to ask questions and want you to know that they are here for you.
Lieutenant Gaudio forwards these photos and descriptions of the Grand Isle in the Coast Guard shipyard in Baltimore MD.
The first is a picture of GRAND ISLE coming up off the pier for our fleeting (this is a water test where they placed us in the water to ensure that the hull settled out following the replacement of 550 square feet of hull).
The second picture is of the crew checking the seals and through hull fittings for leaks before being placed completely in the water
The third picture is of us being lifted off the pier.
The Grand Isle being pushed to the pier for the fleeting.
Some of Lieutenant Gaudio’s crew standing in front of our new props prior to going into the water for fleeting.
This is the barge used to lift 110 footer cutters out of the water.
BM1 Monaghan being awarded his permanent cutterman’s pin. This is a big moment in the professional life of a cutterman as it is symbolic of his attaining seniority in the service having accrued the sea time and professional competence necessary to be awarded the status of cutterman and to wear the cutterman’s pin permanently on his uniform.
Grand Isle going into the water for fleeting.
Grand Isle newly painted, going into the water.
Click here for a slide show of the Grand Isle from Photos I’ve taken over the past 4 years-
Where’s The Grand Isle Been? We Got The Pics From Gloucester’s Cutter Rebuild At The Coast Guard’s Baltimore Yard
Gloucester’s Coast Guard Cutter The Grand Isle was supposed to go for a simple overhaul lasting 8 weeks down in the Coast Guard’s Baltimore Shipyard. 26 weeks later and a ginormous laundry list of unexpected repairs has the Grand Isle crew eager to get back in the water and home to Gloucester.
Chief, Response Department Thomas Morkan forwarded these pictures which will show you the repairs to the Grand Isle and the very next picture will be of the same exact position aboard sister ship The Jefferson Island for comparison’s sake.
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First Pic Coast Guard Cutter Jefferson Island
Aft Berthing Grand Isle- Racks Removed,Lockers Removed, 25% of Decking Removed
Picture Right- Same Space aboard the Grand Isle During It’s Overhaul
First Pic Engine Room Jefferson Island 28th September,2011
Second Pic Grand Isle Same View
Left Pic Jefferson Island Engine Room Aft View
Right Grand Isle Both MDE’s Removed, Both Generators Removed, Exhaust Removed
Left: Forward Passageway Jefferson Island
Right: Forward Passageway Grand Isle berthing stripped of racks and decking
Left:Jefferson Island Galley
Right: Grand Isle Galley- All Equipment and Storage Removed
Large Pieces Of Hull Plating On Gloucester’s USCG Cutter the Grand Isle Were Replaced One By One To Reduce Chances Of Hull Twist
Both Shafts and Props Were removed. Aft Steering Stripped (Steering Gear,Battery Chargers, AC System)
In Total More Than 500 Square Feet Of Hull Plating Replaced
All photos courtesy Chief, Response Department Thomas Morkan.
What many people may not know is that the entire crew of the Grand Isle has been removed from Gloucester and is with the Grand Isle in Baltimore. When they left they thought they were going for a simple overhaul lasting 8 weeks. Now going on 26 weeks they are most eager to return to their home port as our Gloucester USCG Cutter, The Grand Isle.
Stay tuned for updates to the overhaul and interviews with the crew, only here on www.goodmorninggloucester.com
Video tonight at 5PM right here www.GoodMorningGloucester.com
Some preview pictures from tonight’s video inside USCG Station Gloucester.
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Weekly Meal Schedule-
This is The First Part of A Ten Part Video Series-
CWO2 Luis Munoz extended an invitation to GMG to come down to the USCG Station Gloucester and see what it’s all about in anticipation of the upcoming Boating Safety Event. GMG Contributor Manny Simoes and I spent a fantastic morning at the station.
The entire crew at the Station was incredibly friendly and courteous and I can’t thank Chief Warrant Officer Munoz enough for the access he granted us..
In our first video we have FOB (Friend Of the Blog) Kurt Lubbers give us a tour or the inside compartments including the Survivors Compartment, Engine Room, Auxiliary Machinery Space, and All The Way Inside The Hold of The Boat.
You are cordially invited to attend US Coast Guard Station Gloucester’s Boating Safety Day. This multi-partnered community event kicks off National Safe Boating Week on Saturday, May 21st, from 9am to 3pm and will take place at USCG Station Gloucester. Our boating safety partners involved in this event include Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Coast Guard Auxiliary, US Power Squadron, State of Massachusetts Marine Environmental Protection, commercial fishing safety representatives and many others. The goal of this community event is to put all aspects of boating safety back in the public eye as we approach our spring and summer boating season. We will showcase an assortment of search and rescue demonstrations, structured boating /paddling safety and Boating Under the Influence (BUI) forums, flare demonstrations, commercial fishing vessel safety, tours of Station Gloucester and vessels, as well as various informational booths.
BOSTON – U.S. Coast Guard crews medically evacuated a crewman from the fishing vessel Jennifer Anne 115-miles east of Cape Anne, Mass., Jan. 16, 2011.
Coast Guard watch standers received a report from the captain of the fishing vessel Jennifer Anne that a 53-year old male on board was experiencing chest pains at approximately 3:50 p.m.
An HH-60 rescue helicopter crew and an HU-25 Falcon Jet crew launched from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod to aid the injured man.
Once on scene the man was hoisted to the helicopter.
The man was transported to Cape Cod Hospital and was reported to be in good condition at 8:45 p.m.