From the Bridge Wing 8-9-2013

From the Bridge Wing 8-9-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History 1942-The Coast Guard-manned attack transport USS Hunter Liggett rescued the survivors of the heavy cruisers USS Vincennes, USS Astoria, and USS Quincy and the Australian cruiser HMAS Canberra that had been sunk the preceding night by Imperial Japanese Navy warships during the Battle of Savo Island. The night battle, also known as the First Naval Battle of Guadalcanal,...

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...