From the Bridge Wing 8-28-2013

This Day in Coast Guard History: 1916 – An Act of Congress (39 Stat. L., 536, 538) provided that “light keepers and assistant light keepers of the Lighthouse Service shall be entitled to medical relief without charge at hospitals and other stations of the Public Health Service under the rules and regulations governing the seamen of the merchant marine.” 1919 – President Woodrow...

From the Bridge Wing 8-7-2013

From the Bridge Wing 8-7-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History 1789-An Act of Congress (1 Stat. L., 53), only the ninth law passed by the newly-created Congress of the United States, was the first act to make any provisions for public works. It created the Lighthouse Establishment as an administrative unit of the Federal Government when it accepted title to, and joined jurisdiction over, the 12 lighthouses then in existence, and...

U.S. Coast Guard to celebrate 220th birthday

BOSTON — U.S. Coast Guardsmen here and throughout the country will celebrate both the service’s 220th birthday and its rich and diverse history Wednesday.