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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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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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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Great! Thank you. We'll share it tomorrow! -PA2 Groll https://t.co/feuFUxHKeG
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@Grahampoo May we share this on our Facebook page?
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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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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 @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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#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'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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#UPDATE Coast Guard finds owner of skiff; however, we are still asking the public to report any information about s… https://t.co/CKA81l5LmY
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Students from the Paul Cuffee, a maritime charter school in Providence, RI, visited U.S. Coast Guard Station Point Judith today and learned about the Coast Guard and boating safety. Their tour guides were (left) BM2 Eric Desirey, BM2 Justin Doades, and BM3 Jordan Bitting.
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#BREAKING U.S. Coast Guard Station Castle Hill, U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, and Narragansett Bay Task Force crews are searching for a possible person in the water after a good Sam found this adrift skiff north of Jamestown Bridge, RI at about 9 a.m. No reports of anyone missing, but orange juice was found in the boat. Have information call Sector SE New England: 508-457-3211
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#BREAKING #CoastGuard crews are searching for a possible person in the water after a good Sam found this adrift ski… https://t.co/eKx6gwmiRt
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RT @USCG: Today we remember our shipmates lost 75 years ago when the #USCG Cutter Escanaba exploded & sank off Ivigtut, Greenland, on June…
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@quilts4veterans This is why it is really important for folks to label their kayaks and gear like kayaks such as pa… https://t.co/2QcZY76xed
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If you’ve never sailed through Cape Cod Canal, here’s one way to experience it.
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The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Juniper had a mass casualty drill on board the ship to refresh their skills on CPR and first-aid. #Training Photos by SN Ryan Noel
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Yesterday, Aids to Navigation Team Woods Hole, U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ida Lewis, Sandy Neck Park Rangers and the Barnstable Harbormaster safely recovered the James Longstreet Isolated Danger Lighted Buoy DJ, which broke free from its moorings during the winter storms in March. #AtoN Team Woods Hole attached a tow line to the buoy and pull it off the beach where the crew of Ida Lewis was able to pull it on board. The Buoy will be returned to the Industrial Support Detachment in South Weymouth where it will reused in another location. Photos by LT A. Frooks.
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Summer in the U.S. Coast Guard isn't just about seeing more boaters on the water, it is also about new beginnings. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Amberjack said good-bye to Chief Michael Davis, who went to command a cutter in Philadelphia, and welcomed Petty Officer Jarrod Kushla aboard! This is just one of many such transitions that are happening in the First District and across the Coast Guard.
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#BREAKING Coast Guard crews searching Cape Cod Bay this morning after a Good Sam reported an unmanned, adrift kayak 2 miles north of Sesuit Harbor in Dennis at 6 a.m. Currently, no one has been reported missing. Have information, call Sector Southeastern New England at 508-457-3211.
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Emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRBs) and personal locating becons (PLBs) are great tools for U.S. Coast Guard watchstanders to pin-point exactly where you are if in distress. Don&#39;t forget register your EPIRB: <a href="http://www.sarsat.noaa.gov/beacon.html" target="_blank">http://www.sarsat.noaa.gov/beacon.html</a> #SAR #BoatingSafety #BoatingResponsibly
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Are you interested in taking a Boating Safety Course? Last year&#39;s recreational boating statistics show that 81% of boating deaths occurred on boats where the operator did not receive boating safety instruction. Explore the link for information about course options that cover many aspects of boating safety, from boat handling to reading the weather #SafeBoating
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There are rules for boating in the water, just like there are for driving your car. Make sure you take a look at the U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Rules handbook before starting your boating trip. #BoatingSafety #BoatingResponsibly <a href="http://www.uscgboating.org/regulations/navigation-rules.php" target="_blank">http://www.uscgboating.org/regulations/navigation-rules.php</a>
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“It has been an honor working alongside the best crew. This has been a challenging assignment given the recent historic storms which tested our resilience. However, seeing the nation’s oldest light station, Boston Light, still standing strong since 1716, reinvigorated our strength to work tirelessly each day to facilitate commerce and ensure safe navigation,” said Chief Petty Officer Adam Noorigian. #USCG #Boston
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It&#39;s World Oceans Day! Today is a day for people around our blue planet to celebrate and honor the ocean, which connects us all. Protecting living marine resources is a critical Coast Guard mission. Watch the video to see how one First District member teaches kids about the importance of protecting our oceans from pollution. #WorldOceansDay
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Coast Guard Station New York is the largest and busiest coastal search and rescue boat station in the Coast Guard. #AlwaysReady
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From northern Maine to Lake Champlain, from Western Massachusetts to Rhode Island, Cape Cod and the Islands, more than 2,300 members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary serve to protect and educate recreational boaters in the Northeast. Last week, local Auxiliary members trained with U.S. Coast Guard Station Boothbay Harbor to remain proficient in towing evolutions. #AlwaysReady
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BZ! It was a busy day for the crew of Coast Guard Station Portsmouth Harbor! They rescued a Rochester fisherman after his small boat capsized, and helped search for another man who, a reporting source said, may have fallen into the water from a jetty at Odiorne Point State Park. That search has been suspended pending additional information. #USCG
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A foggy New Haven Harbor prompted U.S. Coast Guard Station New Haven response boats to get underway last week and ensure recreational boaters in the area were able to safely navigate. It&#39;s critical to be prepared for any weather condition, and make sure your navigation equipment is functioning properly before getting underway. To safely navigate through thick fog, a lookout can help detect other vessels as quickly as possible. #USCG
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