Chicago Coast Guard Units celebrate Coast Guard Day with Broadway musical HAMILTON

Chicago Coast Guard Units celebrate Coast Guard Day with Broadway musical HAMILTON
Chicago-area Coast Guard members celebrated Coast Guard Day at the Chicago production of the Broadway musical Hamilton Aug. 4, 2018. Alexander Hamilton, then Secretary of the Treasury, is considered the founding father of the Coast Guard. (U.S. Coast Guard photo). CHICAGO — Coast Guard members from throughout the Chicago area celebrated Coast Guard Day by attending and visiting with members of the...

National Security Cutter James continues commissioning cruise to Charleston homeport

National Security Cutter James continues commissioning cruise to Charleston homeport
Cutter James pulls away from its dock in Fells Point, Baltimore, Aug. 21, 2015 after a three-day port call.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Sarah B. Foster) BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard’s newest National Security Cutter, James, continues its commissioning cruise departing Baltimore today after a three-day public relations port call. Coast Guard Cutter James, recently commissioned...

Coast Guard commissions its newest National Security Cutter

Coast Guard commissions its newest National Security Cutter
The Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard presents the colors during the Coast Guard Cutter Joshua James commissioning ceremony at Base Boston, Aug. 8, 2015.(Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley) BOSTON — The Coast Guard commissioned its newest National Security Cutter, the 418-foot Coast Guard Cutter James, Saturday during a ceremony at Coast Guard Base Boston. “Joshua...

Celebrating 225 years of Great Lakes U.S. Coast Guard history

Celebrating 225 years of Great Lakes U.S. Coast Guard history
CLEVELAND – Coast Guard men and women celebrate the service’s legacy with our neighbors, communities and maritime partners Tuesday, in honor of the U.S. Coast Guard’s 225th birthday. The Coast Guard’s foundation traces back to a law President George Washington signed on Aug. 4, 1790, authorizing the construction of 10 revenue cutters to work under the leadership of the first Secretary of...

National Security Cutter James completes builder’s trials

National Security Cutter James completes builder’s trials
The fifth Ingalls-built U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter, James (WMSL 754), sailed the Gulf of Mexico last week for her successful builder’s sea trials. Photo by Lance Davis/Huntington Ingalls IndustriesPORTSMOUTH, Va. — The U.S. Coast Guard announced today that its fifth National Security Cutter, James, successfully completed builder’s trials in Pascagoula, Mississippi, marking a significant...

From the Bridge Wing 11-1-2013

From the Bridge Wing 11-1-2013
Today in Coast Guard History 1843 – Secretary of Treasury Spencer issued new “Rules and Regulations for the governing of the Revenue Cutter Service” that centralized control of personnel, promotion and discipline issues under the Revenue Marine Bureau, but left direct superintendence and direction of the individual cutters with the local Collectors of Customs. 1848 – The Revenue...

From the Bridge Wing 9/1/2013

From the Bridge Wing 9/1/2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1789 – An act of Congress provided for the registering and clearing of vessels and the regulation of the coastwise trade, thus laying the foundation of American navigation laws which, until 1912, embodied the marine policy of the United States. 1894 – An armed guard of Revenue Cutter Service personnel were placed on the Pribiloff Islands to protect seals. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

From the Bridge Wing 8-24-2013

From the Bridge Wing 8-24-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1912 – Congress gave effect to the convention between United States, Great Britain, Japan and Russia prohibiting taking of fur seals and sea otters in the North Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea by authorizing the President “to cause a guard or patrol to be maintained in the waters frequented by the seal herd or herds of seal otter.” The President tasked...

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...