From the Bridge Wing: 8-1-2013

From the Bridge Wing: 8-1-2013
This Day in  Coast Guard History – August 1,1799 – Secretary of Treasury Oliver Wolcott, Jr.  described the ensign and pennant authorized to be flown by revenue cutters as “consisting of 16 perpendicular stripes [one for each state in the Union at that time] alternate red and the Union of the Ensign to be the Arms of the United States in dark blue on a white field.” Hot...