From the Bridge Wing 8-22-2013

From the Bridge Wing 8-22-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1816 – The Revenue Cutter Active, under the command of Revenue Captain Steven White and acting under orders of the Collector at Baltimore, took possession of the Spanish brig Servia, recently departed from Baltimore, which was anchored in the Patuxent River.  The Servia had been captured by an American privateer and Active was ordered to arrest the Servia and...

From the Bridge Wing 8-11-2013

From the Bridge Wing 8-11-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History 1812 – The Revenue Cutter Louisiana capsized and sank at her home port of New Orleans during a hurricane. All hands were lost except for her master. 1817 – “The ship Margaret, which sailed on Sunday, August 10, 1817, for Amelia Island with a number of persons on board, supposed to be going out for the purpose of joining the pirates, was brought...