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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Enjoying the first day of Summer? Add labeling your kayak to your to-do list before going on the water this weekend… https://t.co/wWpH8BAE2X
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RT @BrantPointCG: Some showers this morning may reduce visibility, but otherwise a calm day in the Sound: S winds 5 to 10 kts. Seas 1 foot…
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Mike Diaz spent 17 hours in the waters of Long Island Sound after his kayak capsized. Stuck in the tides and unable to reach land, he crisscrossed the sound through the night between New York and Connecticut. Diaz attributes his survival to wearing his life jacket. Watch the video below for more on how he survived. In the Northeast, there were 54 recreational boating deaths in 2017. Thirty-nine of the 54 people who died were not wearing a life jacket and 19 out of the 54 deaths involved a paddle craft. #PaddleSmart #WearIt U.S. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound U.S. Coast Guard Tri-State U.S. Coast Guard Sector Boston US Coast Guard Sector Northern New England
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RT @BrantPointCG: Another beautiful day in the Sound to be on the water: SW winds around 5 kts, increasing to 5-10 kts with gusts up to 20.…
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RT @OpDryWater: Make sure all passengers are wearing U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket at all times while on board. #WearIt #ODW18 http…
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Morning News: In case you missed it, crews from U.S. Coast Guard Station Gloucester and the Gloucester Fire Department medevaced an injured fisherman yesterday. #SAR #AlwaysReady See the story in the story below for more details.
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We frequently rely on the expertise and professionalism of our state and local partners! Today, crews from U.S. Coast Guard Station Gloucester teamed up with the Gloucester Fire Department to medevac an injured fisherman 17 miles south of Gloucester. The firefighters accompanied our crews and provided treatment to the patient while transiting back to shore. #TeamWork #Partnerships #AlwaysReady Read more about the rescue below:
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RT @gloucesterfire: Gloucester Firefighters Respond After Fisherman Injured Off Shore https://t.co/oZKefwp361
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RT @GDTnews: UPDATE: @gloucesterfire, @USCGNortheast Station Gloucester rescue lobsterman from #GloucesterMA https://t.co/MPgvQitmYW
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RT @OpDryWater: Alcohol use is the leading known contributing factor in fatal boating accidents. Don’t become another statistic, boat sober…
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Need some convincing on the importance of wearing a life jacket? Follow this link for real-life accounts of boaters who have been “Saved by the Jacket.” #WearIt #PaddleSmart
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One of our followers, Chris Graham Photography went looking for the Milky Way and found it at the Point Judith Lighthouse in Rhode Island. Thanks for the photo Chris!
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This past weekend, the crew of U.S. Coast Guard Station Jonesport responded to a boat fire. The crew quickly took action and responded to get the fire under control so the boat could be safely towed in. #AlwaysReady
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RT @BrantPointCG: Happy #FathersDay! Another nice day in the Sound if you’re heading out for a day on the water: W winds around 5 kts, beco…
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Members from U.S. Coast Guard Station Rockland had the honor of partnering with the Rockland Police Department, Camden Police Department, Knox County Sheriff's Office - Maine, Knox County District Attorneys Office, and Knox County Jail to participate in the 2018 Maine Law Enforcement Torch Run (for Special Olympics). The 3.4 mile run spanned from the Rockport town line to the Thomaston town line.
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It’s really important to make sure your kayaks and other paddle crafts are labeled! U.S. Coast Guard Station Gloucester was out and about today handing out #IfFound stickers and making sure kayakers have life jackets, a sound making device like a whistle, and means of communication such as a cell phone in a dry bag or a waterproof VHF radio. #PaddleResponsibly
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RT @CapeAnnWeather: @USCGNortheast Super pic and thanks to you @USCGNortheast. Happy #FathersDay to all Coasties who serve to keep our sho…
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RT @Grahampoo: MilkyWay over the Point Judith Lighthouse last night. @RhodeIslandcom @Eweather13 @WXKnapper @USCGNortheast @StormHour #mil
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RT @CapeAnnWeather: #USCG 100-year Anniversary yellow MH-60T Jayhawk #6042 over #Gloucester harbor today. @USCGNortheast #avgeek #throwbac
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#HappeningNow Happy #FathersDay! It’s a beautiful day to be on the water in Gloucester @CapeAnnWeather! Crews are o… https://t.co/MEsIVQlci0
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#HappeningNow Happy Father’s Day! U.S. Coast Guard Station Gloucester patrolling the waters off #CapeAnn making sure all the Dads on the water get home safe today. #BoatResponsibly
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#TriviaWeekend What time is morning colors? Members of USCG Station Cape Cod Canal stand in formation for morning colors on Memorial Day, honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
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Boating safety can be more than just having the right gear on board. Being able to recognize when a person is in distress and being able to save a life can be important as well, whether it's throwing a floatation device in the water or calling for help. Help us make sure all family members return home after enjoying a day on the water. Make sure life jackets are worn and have a way to call for help via 911 or on Ch. 16. #BoatingSafety #Boatingresponsibly
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RT @CapeAnnWeather: @USCGNortheast USCG Air station was right here on Ten Pound Island established in 1925! Thank you for the exchange sir!…
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#BreakingNews U.S. Coast Guard First District watchstanders in #Boston coordinated the rescue of a rower 530 miles off Cape Cod. "The search and rescue cooperation between the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Italy, and the Netherlands resulted in saving this mariner&#39;s life."- Tim Carton, #SAR mission controller for the First District. <a href="https://goo.gl/Xebxet" target="_blank">https://goo.gl/Xebxet</a> British Consulate-General Boston Consulate General of Canada in Boston Consulate General of Italy in Boston
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The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Juniper sailed together for the last time before the team parted for the transfer season and new beginnings. On this patrol, they deployed with some members of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to assist in servicing the buoys. Photos by Lt. j.g. Kaitlin Dickson SN Ryan Noel
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#BreakingNews @USCG, International partners rescue rower 530 miles off Cape Cod. "The search and rescue cooperatio… https://t.co/eBpsEAC1g1
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We also ask that you label your craft with at least your phone number. You can use an #IfFound sticker or a permane… https://t.co/Uimom9vH07
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RT @BrantPointCG: Other than some scattered showers later this morning, a pretty calm day in the Sound: NE winds 5 to 10 kts. Seas around 2…
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U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Campbell returns to homeport in Kittery, Maine, after an 80-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea and Eastern Pacific Ocean, $209 million worth of cocaine seized, and rescued three sea turtles. For video and photos: <a href="https://goo.gl/crtAvW" target="_blank">https://goo.gl/crtAvW</a>
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Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! ... Do you know how to send a distress call? You may only have seconds to send a distress call and knowing what to relay can get you help as quickly as possible. LEARN MORE: <a href="https://goo.gl/oL3P4Z" target="_blank">https://goo.gl/oL3P4Z</a> And remember, sending hoax MAYDAY calls is not a joke. Hoax calls can drain the Coast Guard of valuable resources and put crews out of position when someone who&#39;s really in distress needs help. They also come with some serious legal consequences.
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#BREAKING @USCG Cutter Campbell returns home to Maine after an 80-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea and Eastern Pacif… https://t.co/Z967fy7kfd
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#ThrowbackThursday! Check out Sandy Hook Lighthouse in U.S. Coast Guard Tri-State&#39;s area. Did you know it used to be called New York Lighthouse? It is considered the oldest original light tower still standing and in use in the United States and was first illuminated on June 11, 1764.
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