On This Day In United States Coast Guard History – June 30th

Tuesday, June 30, 2015


On this day in USCG history… 30 June 1932-The Steamboat Inspection Service and Bureau of Navigation were combined to form the Bureau of Navigation and Steamboat Inspection (47 Stat. L., 415).  The new agency remained under the control of the Commerce Department. 1933-The airways division, which had been conducted as a division of the Lighthouse […]

USCGC EAGLE Sailing Up The Delaware River For The Tall Ships Challenge

Friday, June 26, 2015


PHILADELPHIA – Billowing sails of USCGC EAGLE waft in the breeze sailing up the Delaware River for the Tall Ships Challenge Philadelphia Camden 2015. The USCGC Eagle (WIX-327) is a 295-foot barque used as a training cutter for future Coast Guard officers. She is the only active commissioned sailing vessel, and one of only two commissioned sailing […]

On This Day In United States Coast Guard History – June 24th

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


On this day in USCG History… 24th of June 1914-Congress authorized the Secretary of Treasury to “detail for duty on revenue cutters such surgeons and other persons of the Public Health Service as. . .necessary” and for cutters with such medical personnel aboard to extend medical and surgical aid to crews of American vessels engaged […]

On This Day in United States Coast Guard History

Thursday, June 18, 2015


On this day in USCG History…   1903-Alaska’s first coastal lighthouse, Scotch Cap Lighthouse, was first lit.  It was located near the west end of Unimak Island on the Pacific side of Unimak Pass, the main passage through the Aleutian Islands into the Bering Sea.   1930-An Act of Congress provided “for the transfer of […]

Video: Coast Guard Rescues Four from Sinking Vessel

Wednesday, June 17, 2015


A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescues the crew of the fishing vessel Kupreanof from the Gulf of Alaska near Lituya Bay, Alaska, June 10, 2015. The aircrew hoisted the four crew members and transported them safely to Sitka. U.S. Coast Guard Video by Air Station Sitka:

FAQ Friday – The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary

Friday, June 12, 2015


When you join the Coast Guard Auxiliary, you could find yourself saving lives, protecting the environment from polluters, guarding our shores from terrorists and much more. That’s our job – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. That’s life in the Coast Guard Auxiliary. We don’t just train. We train and perform . Since […]

Video: Boating Responsibly with Man’s Best Friend

Friday, June 5, 2015


MK3 Alexander Young and his dog, Leya, demonstrate why you might want to consider a life jacket for your dog when you head out on the water. While there is no federal requirement or standard for dog life jackets, a responsible boat operator should consider the safety of their dog, themselves and others who may […]

Video: Flashback 2013 Former Coastie Arnold Palmer Interview

Wednesday, June 3, 2015


Enjoy the Auxiliary History Branch’s 2013 Arnold Palmer Oral History Interview conducted by Richard Stephenson, PhD, National Historian for the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Course Spotlight: Personal Watercraft Course

Thursday, May 28, 2015

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary boating courses provide instruction to boaters at all levels, from the fundamental to the advanced. Our classes are taught by experienced and knowledgeable instructors committed to the highest standards of the U.S. Coast Guard. Spotlight: Personal Watercraft Course  Abbreviation: PWC Course: Personal Watercraft course Length: 1 hour Audience: All boaters The U. S. Coast […]

Video: Coast Guard 101 – Active Duty, Reserve, Auxiliary, and Civilian

Tuesday, May 26, 2015


A brief Coast Guard 101 video highlighting the four Coast Guard components, Active Duty, Reserve,  Auxiliary, and Civilian. U.S. Coast Guard video/produced by Telfair Brown.

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