Today in Coast Guard History – March 4th

* 1907- Congress appropriated $30,000 for installing wireless telegraph on not more than 12 revenue cutters.

* 1915- Secretary of the Treasury was authorized by Congress to detail cutters to enforce anchorage regulations in all harbors, rivers, bays and other navigable waters of United States.

* 1925- An Act of Congress (43 Stat. L., 1261), for the first time, provided for disability retirement within the Lighthouse Service.

* 1929- Congress appropriated $144,000 for seaplanes and equipment for Coast Guard.

* 1952- An air detachment consisting of three helicopters and necessary personnel, established as the first unit of its type on a test basis at the air station, Brooklyn, New York, began operating in support of port security operations.

* 1977- ENS Janna Lambine, USCG, graduated from naval aviation training at NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida. She was the Coast Guard’s first female pilot.

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