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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Coast Guard Honors Aquinnah Police Officer
Landry Harlan

Aquinnah police officer David Murphy received a Meritorious Public Service Award from the U.S. Coast Guard Friday for rescuing a man in Menemsha Pond in October 2016.

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Coast Guard Rescues Four from Fishing Vessel in Distress
Julia Wells

A Coast Guard air crew safely rescued four people from a sinking fishing vessel late Wednesday south of Martha’s Vineyard. The captain of the vessel Sea Star radioed for help at about 6:20 p.m.

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Christmas Care Package Has Warm Coats for Island Veterans
Bill Eville

Jo Ann Murphy, director of veteran’s services on the Island, has received a donation of winter coats and is is working hard to get them to Island veterans.

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Coast Guard Frees Turtle South of Vineyard
Sara Brown

A crew from Coast Guard Station Menemsha Sunday came to the rescue of a leatherback sea turtle entangled in a lobster pot south of Cuttyhunk.

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Coast Guard Rescues Fisherman
Steve Myrick
Crew from station Menemsha rescued the derby fisherman who fell into the channel during a ferocious northeast storm.
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Coast Guard Responds to Burning Boat Off Noman's

The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued five people 18 miles south of Noman’s Sunday after their boat caught on fire.

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Coast Guard Aids Vessel in Distress Off Squibnocket
Julia Wells

The Coast Guard came to the aid of a 30-foot recreational vessel that was taking on water Thursday afternoon off Squibnocket.

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