US Coast Guard 230th Birthday
This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch. Happy Birthday to the U.S. Coast Guard.
Tuesday, August 4th marks the 230th birthday of our nation’s oldest sea going service – the U.S. Coast Guard.
The Coast Guard was launched in 1790 as the U.S. Lighthouse Service when the first Congress gave orders to build 10 vessels to enforce tariff and trade laws under the newly formed Treasury Department.
At the time, that was the only source of revenue for the federal government.
The Coast Guard was called the Revenue Cutter Service until 1915 when...
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