From the Bridge Wing 10-12-2013

From the Bridge Wing 10-12-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1897 – Near Corson Inlet, New Jersey, a man and two women were endangered by the sea sweeping around a their house 1/2 mile from the station.  Life-savers answered their signal of distress and rescued them in the surfboat. Blogs Shipmate of the Week – OS1 Ronnie Leavell, OS2 Will Lengyel and OS3 Brittany Doss – Coast Guard Compass blog A line of strong...

From the Bridge Wing 8-8-2013

From the Bridge Wing 8-8-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History 1950-The Coast Guard commenced a controversial program to screen merchant seaman signing on American vessels on the East and Gulf Coasts where the vessels were foreign bound. Those seamen designated as “poor security risks” were not permitted to sign on. 1985-The Coast Guard awarded a contract to build the 110-foot “Island-Class” patrol boats...