From the Bridge Wing 10-18-2013

From the Bridge Wing 10-18-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1799 – United States Revenue Cutter Pickering (70 men) captured the French privateer L’Egypte Conquiste (250 men) on this date during the Quasi-War with France. 1848 – Captain Douglas Ottinger, USRM, was designated by the Secretary of the Treasury to supervise the construction of the first Life-Saving stations and the equipment and boats to be placed...