The newly rebuilt St. Paul Harbor Entrance Light in Chiniak Bay, Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Safe Passage: St. Paul Harbor Entrance Light

St. Paul Harbor Entrance Light in Chiniak Bay is an essential navigational aid, marking landfall for vessels transiting inbound Kodiak Harbor, Alaska. More than 1,000 vessels transit in and out of Kodiak Harbor each year and the aid serves to mark the channel entrance, as well as a hazardous reef.


ANT Kodiak keeps Alaskan mariners safe

  The Coast Guard aids to navigation missions include more than just the work of buoy tender crews. In Alaska, Aids to Navigation Teams in Kodiak and Sitka service more than 220 land-based aids. The crew at Aids to Navigation […]


Deck Watch: ANT Kodiak works Western Alaska aids

Have you ever wondered how the lights that flash from the edges of remote Alaska islands of trecherous rock outcroppings get serviced? Petty Officer 2nd Class Jay Tracy, from Aids to Navigation Team Kodiak, gives us a little insight into that world on this week’s Deck Watch Radio.


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.


Deck Watch for April 29, 2011

Deck Watch is a five minute radio show featuring Coast Guard news from around Alaska. The feature for April 29, 2011, by Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Francis, is an interview with Chief Petty Officer Tom Wallo and Mike McDonnell, who discuss surfing in Alaskan waters near Kodiak Island.