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Beverly Golembeski Seaside Park, N.J. Watercolor
Deck crew members aboard the cutter Buck- thorn—homeported in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.—inspect a buoy during Operation Fall Retrieve. The goal of the operation is to retrieve some 1,284 navigational aids, ap- proximately half in the St. Mary's River re- gion. Due to decreased vessel traffic in win- ter months, the buoys are taken out to mini- mize damage from ice and inclement weather and for repairs. The Coast Guard maintains the more than 50,000 federal aids to navigation— the traffic signals and sign- posts of the nation’s waterways.
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