A crewmember aboard the Coast Guard Cutter William Tate, homeported in Philadelphia, services the light on top of a buoy during seasonal buoy replacement operations along the Elk River in Maryland, Dec. 16, 2010. The crew of the William Tate conducts seasonal buoy maintenance every winter and spring. U.S. Coast Guard photo.
About John Konrad
Captain John Konrad is the founder and CEO of gCaptain and author of the book Fire On The Horizon. John is a USCG licensed Master of Unlimited Tonnage and has sailed a variety of ships from ports around the world.