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Ironside Ship

Old Ironsides

Old Ironsides Old ships need lots of good friends to keep them afloat. Wooden ships, in particular, are perishable, just like fruit and vegetables. The wood in the frames and…

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Beluga

Beluga Whale

This collage of illustrations appeared on 8 June 1878 in a London newspaper called The Graphic. The story does not have a happy ending, but it is worth considering because…

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Sagres LettieG PC

Who Sails Tall Ships?

My first sailing ship experience was aboard a 125-foot schooner. I was a college student onboard for a week in the summer to get out on the ocean, see some…

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Lewis And Clark

Lewis and Clarks’ Iron “Experiment”

Lewis and Clarks’ Iron “Experiment” “…my greatest difficulty was the frame of the canoe, which could not be completed without my personal attention.” — Meriwether Lewis, 20 April 1803 Lewis…

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Did You Know?

US Coast Guard Photo By Petty Officer 3rd Class Tom Atkeson

Today, nearly 42,000 men and women serve on active duty in the US Coast Guard.

The United States Coast Guard is the nation’s oldest maritime service and is really a combination of five different agencies that were brought together to make them run more efficiently—the Revenue Cutter Service, the Lighthouse Service, the Life-Saving Service, the Bureau of Navigation, and the Steamboat Inspection Service.

What do members of the Coast Guard do every day?

Learn more at United States Coast Guard