Coast Guard celebrates 225th birthday

Coast Guard celebrates 225th birthday
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The U.S. Coast Guard will celebrate 225 years of service to the Nation and the communities in which it serves, Tuesday. The Coast Guard traces its history back to the first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton proposed building sea-going revenue cutters to collect revenue for the new Republic and serve as “useful sentinels of the law.” President George Washington...

Clean, Reliable and Safe – Who Makes the Decision?

Clean, Reliable and Safe - Who Makes the Decision?
Chief Warrant Officer Aaron Studie climbs a Jacob’s ladder to perform a vessel inspection.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Darryl W. Bradshaw) Baltimore – Inspections guarantee the fulfillment of a required specification. Some, like skydiving, are easily seen as a necessity for safe operation and safety of the consumer. So do you think to look for an inspection sticker...

From the Bridge Wing 8-30-2013

From the Bridge Wing 8-30-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1852 – Congress passed the Steamboat Act which established the Steamboat Inspection Service under the control of the Treasury Department (10 Stat. L., 1852).  The Act provided for the appointment, by the President, with the advice and consent of the Senate, of nine supervising  inspectors.  These men, experts in the construction and operation of commercial...

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.