Fade to silence

>In case you missed it, the Coast Guard marked the end of an era Tuesday, Feb. 9, when it ceased transmitting Loran-C navigation signals.

Here on the Great Lakes, Loran Stations Seneca, N.Y., and Baudette, Minn., stopped transmitting at 3 p.m. Feb. 9.
Visit our Coast Guard website for an in-depth history of Loran-C, which began transmitting during World War II.
(Left: Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan J. Reyes inspected one of the 50 cables that support the tower at Long-Range Navigation Station Baudette, Minn., April 3, 2008. Photo by PA3 William Mitchell.)

(Right: In this photo provided by Loran Station Seneca personnel, the unit is just months away from decommissioning and cease broadcasting the North American Loran-C signal throughout the Seneca region of New York, July 1, 2009. The termination of the signal, which took place Feb. 8, 2010, is supported by the enactment of the fiscal year 2010 Homeland Security Appropriations bill. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Lance Hansen.)

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