Coasties Groove on the Gale Force Winds
Noah Asimow
When a powerful northeast storm barreled through the Atlantic seaboard and most everyone else complained or hid inside, Coast Guard Station Menemsha embraced it.
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Coast Guard Investigation at West Chop Is Closed
Will Sennott

A lengthy government investigation into lead contamination at a Coast Guard housing facility at the West Chop Light has been closed following the issuance of a final report over the summer.

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Touching Down in Menemsha for a Coast Guard Tour
Noah Asimow
Conditions were perfect on Saturday for the landing of a 64-foot Sikorski MH60 helicoptor to begin a Coast Guard open house at Station Menemsha.
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Island Agencies Brace for Government Shutdown
Holly Pretsky

Coast Guard officers, workers at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport and members of the Wampanoag tribe are all facing uncertainty over paychecks and funding.

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Coast Guard Suspends Search for Two Rhode Island Fishermen

Coast Guard Station Menemsha joined a 72-hour search effort for two fishermen who went missing off Block Island Tuesday morning when their vessel capsized.

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Copter Is Saved: Rescue Craft Itself Is Rescued Thanks to the Harbormaster
Vineyard Gazette
This time on purpose, United States Coast Guard officers came to Martha’s Vineyard Wednesday night, to say a fervent thank-you to an Island harbormaster.
 
He is John M. Edwards of Edgartown, and he earned the citation presented to him at a ceremony in the board room of the Co-operative Bank by delivering a Coast Guard helicopter to safety from a forced landing at night on the rip-swept open sea off the Katama beach.
 
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Coast Guard Responds to Disabled Cruise Ship Off Cuttyhunk
Julia Wells

A cruise ship that became disabled off Cuttyhunk Friday afternoon was safely escorted by tug to Newport.

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Changing of the Guard at Station Menemsha
Steve Myrick
Next month, U.S. Coast Guard master chief Robert Riemer hands over his command after a successful four-year tour at station Menemsha.
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After Incident, Fast Ferry Heads Home to Rhode Island
Julia Wells

The Ava Pearl was headed back to Rhode Island early Sunday evening following an incident when she lost power off Oak Bluffs.

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New Coast Guard Station Arrives
Vineyard Gazette
The Island’s new Coast Guard station, en route from Cuttyhunk, came through Quick’s Hole, from Buzzards Bay at 1 o’clock yesterday, and proceeded across the Sound without mishap.
 
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