Menemsha Boathouse Is Dedicated

The U.S. Coast Guard formally opened its new boathouse in Menemsha Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Built to Last, Coast Guard Boathouse Nears Completion

The new Coast Guard boathouse in Menemsha harbor is on track to be finished early next year. The three-story concrete structure is fire-resistant and can withstand earthquakes and 100-year storms.

Station Menemsha Mom Gets a Hug

The men and women of Coast Guard Station Menemsha agreed that June Manning's exemplary spirit of giving and "just because she's June" merited some small town, down home recognition.

Coast Guard Ends Search for Owner of Sailboat

A wide-ranging air and sea search for the owner of a 13-foot Hobie Cat was called off late Saturday after the boat owner called the Coast Guard to identify himself. The unmarked sailboat was found washed ashore with its sails up near Lake Tashmoo on Friday.

New Senior Chief Takes the Helm at Station Menemsha

Robert Riemer is getting to know his crew and looking forward to learning the ropes of Island life. His career in the Coast Guard has spanned Alaska, Woods Hole and Puerto Rico, along with several assignments at stations in New York.

Changing of the Guard; Station Menemsha Bids Farewell to Chief Olsen

His four-year Vineyard run has been marked by a historic fire, an award-winning crew and a record number of law enforcement boardings. Now it is time for a change of command for senior chief Jason Olsen at the U.S. Coast Guard Station Menemsha.

Ceremony Highlights Role of Coast Guard Auxiliary as Mission Critical

Two Vineyarders were presented with their auxiliary boat crew certifications at a ceremony in Menemsha. The events marks another step toward Martha’s Vineyard having its own auxiliary flotilla.

Station Menemsha Receives Prestigious Coast Guard Award

With crisp fall air sweeping over Menemsha harbor, the U.S. Coast Guard Station Menemsha was presented Monday morning with the prestigious Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award, one of the highest awards in the service. “Display that with pride,” sector Southeastern New England Cmdr. John Kondratowicz said after the pennant was raised on the station’s flagpole. “It’s not just an effort of one individual; it’s a team effort overall.

Coast Guard Rescues Two Fishermen Off Wasque

Two lobstermen were rescued off Wasque early Thursday morning after their boat began taking on water. The 44-foot lobster boat Bill B II grounded around 5 a.m. near Muskeget channel due to an unknown cause, according to Coast Guard reports. No injuries were reported.

Menemsha Boathouse Construction Begins

The summer crowds and seasonal yachts have left Menemsha and were replaced this week by a 55-by-185-foot barge and crane for construction of the new U.S. Coast Guard boathouse.

The large barge arrived Tuesday night in Menemsha harbor, tugged in by the Jaguar of New Bedford and the Patrick J. Hunt of Narragansett, R.I.

“It’s finally here, which is a great thing,” said Lou Vinciguerra, project manager for the Coast Guard boathouse.