Welcome to the First Coast Guard District

The First District is an agile, expert military organization providing the best possible service in Maritime Safety, Homeland Security, National Defense, and Environmental Protection. In all that we do, we strive to earn the respect of the American people; for they are the reason we serve. We are committed to dedicated teamwork and comprised of empowered and inspired individuals who live our core values of honor, respect, and devotion to duty.

First District Commander's Intent

The Commander's Intent encapsulates the vision, mission, and guiding principles by which the women and men of the First Coast Guard District will conduct ourselves and complete our missions. Click here to read full text.

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Stuff breaks when it's cold out! Luckily for us we have some of the best fixers of broken stuff. MKC Foster (left) and MK2 Pessico (right) repair a frozen outboard on the small boat of the USCGC KEY LARGO. The air temperature at the time was 5 degrees with a wind chill of -10. #DevotionToDuty Photo by: BM2 John Thompson
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Warm weather made some challenges with breakouts on the Hudson River Friday. Here, Coast Guard Cutter Wire breaks out Tug Pearl Coast and Tug Viking. #opRENEW Photo by BMC Kaczynski
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Dreaming about Summer yet? This photo is of a 47 crew returning to Coast Guard Station Point Allerton from an LNG escort into Boston Harbor. Despite the bitter cold, LNG shipments are critical for Boston and the entire Northeast. #USCG #AlwaysReady
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Morning News: Check out this piece done by WBZ | CBS Boston last week about Coast Guard ice breaking operations around Boston. #opRENEW
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We have ice breaking crews throughout the Northeast working hard to ensure the communities we serve have the security, supplies, energy, and emergency resources they need throughout the winter. #opRENEW Here is the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Bridle a 65-foot Small Harbor Tug out of Southwest Harbor, Maine. Photo by MK3 Spriggs
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The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba was recognized for significant intelligence contributions. From fisheries enforcement in the Northeast, to counter-drug operations in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific, to migrant interdiction, Escanaba reported on items of significant interest developing existing cases and supporting counterintelligence activities.
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Working buoys can be demanding even on nice days. Check out the crew of CGC IDA LEWIS working this past week on the Providence River.
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Our crews from Coast Guard Station Castle Hill and Aids to Navigation Team Bristol searched through the night for an overdue kayaker near Conimicut Point, Rhode Island. The search is expected to continue through today. See the press release below for more details.
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That's not a rock, it's a seal! Yesterday, a crew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City transported National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) personnel out to Muskeget Island as part of a grey seal research mission. Check out the bottom photo and see if you can spot the seal, which kind of looks like a big rock. #Partnerships
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Aids to Navigation Team Bristol makes a path in Greenwich Bay last week with their 49-foot BUSL. #opRENEW Photos by: Senior Chief Elijah Reynolds
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Coast Guard Cutter Shackle, normally stationed in US Coast Guard Sector Northern New England, has been helping U.S. Coast Guard Sector Boston keep Boston's waterways clear of ice. We got underway with them as they broke ice near Logan Airport. #opRENEW
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Harsh Northeast weather is nothing new! On this day in 1882, during a thick snowstorm, the schooner A .F. Ames of Rockland, Maine, was bound from Perth Amboy to Boston with a crew of seven persons. She stranded during a thick snowstorm five hundred yards east of Race Point and one mile and three-quarters west of Station No. 6, Second District. The vessel was discovered by a patrol and a life-saving crew boarded her. She was leaking and pounding heavily. The pumps were manned to keep the water down. The vessel was floated on the rising tide and made sail. She was piloted into deep water. The leak, however, was gaining rapidly. After consulting with the captain, the vessel was put on the beach. The crew was sheltered at the station until Jan. 13th when the keeper sent them to Boston. #CGHistory
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Yesterday we got underway with the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Shackle to break ice in Boston Harbor near Logan Airport. This crew has be working hard to keep Boston's waterways open for emergency and commercial shipping traffic. Here's what it looked like! #opRENEW
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Where are we Wednesday?
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RT @JimLangevin: Pleased to see the quick response from @USCG @USCGNortheast in moving a buoy that was blocking a portion of the #Providenc
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RT @SenJackReed: Many thanks to @USCG @USCGnortheast US Sector #CoastGuard Southeastern New England for working hard out there in the cold…
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USCGC PENOBSCOT BAY (WTGB 107) is being spotted all over the Hudson River! Here is video of the Penobscot Bay breaking ice near the Sprague Energy terminal in Rensselaer, New York. #opRENEW
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Coast Guard Cutter Marcus Hanna works buoys displaced by ice in the Weymouth Fore River. #opRENEW
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RT @BlairMillerTV: With the @USCGNortheast on a very different mission. ICE!! W/ @jenyp for @boston25 story https://t.co/j9cco0t9cl
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RT @ackharbormaster: CGC Bollard broke ice out of Hyannis Hbr so M/V Nantucket could head this way with repair parts and food. Thank you CG…
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#CoastGuard Cutter SHACKLE conducting ice ops in #Boston this beautiful, frozen Saturday. Thier mission keeps water… https://t.co/QGJVvnRzY1
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#CoastGuard, locals search for missing clammer near Long Cove, Maine, unmanned skiff found near Long Cove last nigh… https://t.co/7EJdERlpjY
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The #CoastGuard Cutter OAK is headed back to Newport today after serving as an off-shore search and rescue asset du… https://t.co/4WqWgHcR3J
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Breaking open the icy Hudson River today aboard #CoastGuard Cutter WIRE https://t.co/0JhaANngMK
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Tune into @boston25 at 1:15 to hear what the weather is like offshore onboard #USCG Cutter SENECA as the search and… https://t.co/5IOnc8fZZD
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Coast Guard Cutter Oak is seeing ice roll into Buzzards Bay as the storm continues to hit the Northeast. https://t.co/C1W6wUl9us
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RT @BlairMillerTV: Just got this video from @USCGNortheast Cutter Seneca -- the crew is off the coast ready to respond to search and rescue…
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RT @ackharbormaster: Thank you CGC Bollard and ANT Woods Hole for all your hard work cleaning up Hyannis Harbor for SSA transits. #lifeline
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RT @BrantPointCG: Merry Christmas from the crew at Station Brant Point! May your holiday be filled with joy now and throughout the New Year…
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RT @NWSBoston: What concerns us is strong convergence and ascent on the backside of the storm; while the event may seem light w/ onset, on…
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RT @NWS: If you're planning to travel to Boston or other areas in New England, snowy conditions and/or wintry mix will create hazardous tra…
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RT @NOAASatellites: Where exactly does #Santa live? If he's in the geographic North Pole then it's 90°N, 0°W, but - if he's at the magnetic…
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RT @BrantPointCG: A Storm Warning is in effect for Christmas morning through late afternoon as high winds are expected around the island wa…
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RT @NWS: Before long road trips, it’s important to check the forecast at https://t.co/Xspo7aJYxI so you know what y… https://t.co/25AgUC2gBM
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RT @NWSBoston: [XMAS forecast] A white Christmas for some portions of the area as snowfall around 4-7 inches is possible across Northern MA…
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RT @BrantPointCG: Today in the Sound: NE winds 5 to 10 kts, becoming SE with gusts up to 20 kts this afternoon. Seas around 2 ft.
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