Today in Coast Guard History – February 6th

  • 893- Secretary of Treasury authorized to define and establish anchorage grounds for vessels in harbor of Chicago and adjacent waters of Lake Michigan.
  • 1942- CGC Nike rescued 38 persons from China Arrow off Ocean City, Maryland.
  • 1990- Two Coast Guard Air Station Houston crews were the first to receive the Igor I. Sikorsky Award for Humanitarian Service. The award was presented by the Helicopter Association International at their Dallas convention. The crews were honored for their rescue of seven fishermen during Hurricane Chantal last year. They flew through driving rain, winds in excess of 65 miles-per-hour, thunderstorms and squalls to rescue the men from their capsized boat.
  • 1996- Alas Airlines Flight 301 crashed off the Dominican Republic and Coast Guard units conduct search and rescue operations.
  • 1996- Coast Guard units responded to calls of assistance due to severe flooding throughout the Pacific Northwest.
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