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Buffalo in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Coast Guard

 
 
The Coast Guard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 3, 2015
1. The Coast Guard Marker
Inscription. The Coast Guard Base in Buffalo is both a lifeboat station and a regional headquarters covering American Coastal waters from eastern Ohio to the Thousand Islands area of the St. Lawrence River.

Units here include station Buffalo, Group Buffalo Headquarters and Regional Electronics and Aids to Navigation support units. A separate marine safety office Buffalo handles large ship inspection and pollution control duties.

The base also serves as a temporary heliocopter landing field and provides dockage for cutters and body tenders serving theis area. Buffalo was home port to the Couast Guard tender Maple, decommissioned here in 1973, and to the 110-foot icebreaking tugs USCGC Ojibwa (1954-1979) and USCGS Arundel (1979-1982).
 
Erected by Buffalo Lighthouse Association.
 
Location. 42° 52.657′ N, 78° 53.168′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker can be reached from Fuhrmann Boulevard 1.3 miles north of The Skyway (New York State Route 5). Click for map. Marker is along the Coast Guard gated walkway. The walkway is open from 10A to sunset. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Fuhrman Boulevard, Buffalo NY 14203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
Towards Walkway Access image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 3, 2015
2. Towards Walkway Access
The gated walkway comes this way from the north end of Fuhrmann Boulevard. The Coast Guard Base is fenced at right.
marker. The Lighthouse Service (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lifeboat Station (within shouting distance of this marker); The South Pier (within shouting distance of this marker); Penobscot-Morania Collision (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); International Shipmasters' Association (about 500 feet away); Lighthouse Point Park (about 600 feet away); The 1833 Buffalo Lighthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Buffalo Harbor (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Buffalo.
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkWaterways & Vessels
 
Towards Lake Erie image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 3, 2015
3. Towards Lake Erie
Buffalo Lighthouse in-line with lampposts. Buffalo River at right.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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