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100 years after Titanic, Ice Patrol ensures safety on the seas

Click on the above image to see a video about the International Ice Patrol. Video courtesy of ITV Meridian. Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas McKenzie for Coast Guard Northeast. The Coast Guard enters its 99th year of patrolling the North Atlantic region, marking positions of icebergs much like the one that sank the

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Shipmate of the Week – MST2 Cliffton Hendry

Click the above image to see a video of Petty Officer 2nd Class Cliffton Hendry and the International Ice Patrol in action. Joint Hometown News video by Scott Williams. It was noon on April 10, 1912, when RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton, England, on its maiden voyage. Called “unsinkable” by its builders, Titanic struck

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A memorable maritime legacy

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa crewmembers circa 1918. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Judy L. Silverstein. It was toward the end of World War I, on a stormy night, when Coast Guard Cutter Tampa disappeared off the coast of Wales with all crewmembers aboard. Considered the greatest single casualty incurred by

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How the sinking of the Titanic changed the world

The RMS Titanic on its maiden voyage in 1912. (Coast Guard photo) Everyone has heard about the “unsinkable” RMS Titanic, but 98 years removed we have little connection to the disaster other than watching a movie or documentary.  In the world of 1912, the April 14th sinking of the world’s largest, most advanced ship shook

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