Martha’s Vineyard Coast Guardsmen Profiled in Article There are about 42,000 active duty personnel in the Coast Guard. But, for small, coastal communities similar to Martha’s Vineyard, the crews that man the Coast Guard’s 47-foot motor lifeboat (MLB) — the men and women who respond to maritime emergencies under the worst weather condition — are at the core of the lifesaving service.

The Coast Guardsmen assigned to Station Menemsha come from all backgrounds and parts of the country. Despite the obvious differences, they share an appreciation for the Coast Guard’s lifesaving mission and the camaraderie among crewmates.

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