Station Annapolis, Maryland, works for Sector Baltimore and is about 25
minutes south of the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Maryland.
Like most things, the station evolved into what it is today. In 1886, when
pilings were driven for the most famous screw-pile lighthouse on the East
Coast - Thomas Point Light - the scene was set for the station's eventual
The station was first located at the small lighthouse keeper's barge in Fishing Creek, Maryland. It later moved to a smallboat station that still has some responsibility for the now automated light. The present station was built in 1972 on the site where the lighthouse keeper's barge was moored.
Annapolis was settled in 1649 by 10 Puritan families from Virginia who were offered asylum from religious persecution.
If the American Revolution interests you, then the city has much to offer. Its quaint streets are alive with history. Dubbed the sailing capital of America, the city was also the temporary national capital when the Continental Congress met here from November 26, 1783, to August 13, 1784. Today, it is Maryland's state capital, and the capital building is the oldest still in use today.
The peace treaty with England, ending the Revolutionary war, was ratified in Annapolis. You can also stand where George Washington did the day he resigned his commission or sit at the Middleton Tavern and enjoy some grog just as he did in 1776. The downtown area is very popular with tourists and its restaurants are well-known for Maryland's famous succulent crabs.
Annapolis responds to approximately 200 search-and-rescue cases each year.
Station boarding officers keep very busy conducting an average of 400
boating safety and law-enforcement boardings. A 45 ft. RBM and two 29 ft.
RBS II’s make up our small boat fleet.
Station Annapolis is truly a multi-mission unit capable of handling Search and Rescue, Maritime Law Enforcement as well as Port Waterways and Coastal Security. Much of the summer activities revolve around a heavy marine-events schedule, such as the annual Annapolis Boat Show, Annual Bay Swim and the Naval Academy graduation events.
The station's area of responsibility stretches north to the Magothy River and south to Chesapeake Beach. This area includes the pristine eastern- shore town of St. Michaels, Maryland, - a major destination for cruising boats from around the world.
Annapolis is also a popular destination for all boating traffic transiting between Maine and Florida during the year. And, with the nation's capital so close, we see our share of dignitaries throughout the year.
At the station there is a morale boat, weight room, cardio room, volleyball, basketball courts, and a Multi-use sports field. Station Annapolis is surrounded by American history.