“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Portsmouth, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

The Coast Guard

The Coast Guard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Scott Rollins, June 1, 2009
1. The Coast Guard Marker
Inscription. The City of Portsmouth has had a long history of supporting U.S. Coast Guard operations. Today it serves as a center for Coast Guard regional administration and operational oversight through the Atlantic Area Command headquarters, Fifth District headquarters and the local Integrated Support Center. Portsmouth hosts the Atlantic Area Command headquarters, which administers all Coast Guard districts east of the Rocky Mountains. The Fifth District is one of those districts and it oversees Coast Guard activities in the states of North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Located at nearby Craney Island, the Integrated Support Center serves as a homeport for Coast Guard personnel and watercraft, such as cutters, buoy tenders and patrol boats.
Location. 36° 50.219′ N, 76° 17.811′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Water Street and London Street, on the left when traveling south on Water Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth VA 23704, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lightship Portsmouth (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Lightship Portsmouth (about
The Coast Guard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2015
2. The Coast Guard Marker
300 feet away); Cornwallis' Embarkation (about 400 feet away); Revolutionary War at Portsmouth (about 400 feet away); Naval Shipyard Museum (about 500 feet away); Crawford House (about 500 feet away); John Luke Porter (about 600 feet away); Home Site of William Crawford (d. 1762) Founder of Portsmouth (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
More about this marker. This marker is part of the Portsmouth, VA Path of History.
Categories. MilitaryWaterways & Vessels
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2009, by Kristin Rollins of Portsmouth, Virginia. This page has been viewed 521 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 2, 2009, by Kristin Rollins of Portsmouth, Virginia.   2. submitted on May 31, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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