Coast Guard Station Jonesport to hold veterans lunch

JONESPORT, Maine – Coast Guard Station Jonesport will be hosting a veteran’s lunch to commemorate the 219th anniversary of the Coast Guard at 10:30 a.m., in Jonesport, Maine, Friday.

To celebrate this day the officer in charge is inviting all Coast Guard, Coast Guard Reserve, and Coast Guard Auxiliary veterans living in the area to join the crew for lunch at the station.

The Revenue Cutter Service was formed in 1790 under the direction of the nation’s first Secretary of the treasury, Alexander Hamilton, to enforce tarriff and trade laws and to prevent smuggling.

Today the Coast Guard was officially formed when the Revenue Cutter Service, Lighthouse Service, Steamboat Inspection Service, Bureau of Navigation, and Lifesaving Services were merged in 1915 thus creating today’s multi-mission U.S. Coast Guard.

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