Challenges loom large in Arctic – So do the rewards

Things are a little different in the Arctic. Logistics are a strain. Distances are vast. The weather is always a wildcard.


POINT HOPE, Alaska - To help vessels safely navigate through the Bering Strait four Coast Guardsmen from Aids to Navigation Team Kodiak traveled to Point Hope to build the Northern-most Coast Guard Aid to Navigation tower in the United States July 28, 2010. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Walter Shinn.

Road-line painters for the Alaskan seas

Ever wonder about how the red triangles and green squares got where they were to help boaters navigate safely through waters? Click the link above to read about who maintains aids to navigation for mariners.