Updated: A Special Veterans Day From the Bridge Wing 11-11-2013

Updated: A Special Veterans Day From the Bridge Wing 11-11-2013
HAPPY VETERANS DAY Today in Coast Guard History 1881 – The crew of Life-boat Station No. 14, Eleventh District (Racine, WI) rendered service during the severest storm of the season The life-saving crew noticed several vessels running north for safety under bare poles and two of them made safely into the harbor. Observing this, the master of the schooner Lavinda tried to make the same haven,...

From the Bridge Wing 8-29-2013

From the Bridge Wing 8-29-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1820 – The Revenue Cutter Louisiana captured four pirate vessels. 1916 – The Secretary of the Treasury was authorized to procure three light craft river steamboats, including lifeboats and other necessary lifesaving appliances and equipment for rescuing lives and property and distributing food and clothing to marooned people during Mississippi and...

From the Bridge Wing 8-23-2013

From the Bridge Wing 8-23-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1820 – The Revenue Cutter Louisiana captured four pirate vessels. 1893 – “This was the first instance in the history of the United States Light-House Establishment in which a light-ship has foundered at her moorings,” reported the Lighthouse Board, when Lightship No. 37 was lost in rough seas at her station at Five Fathom Bank off the...