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Battle of Valcour Island

Hauling a Ship Over the Mountains of New England

Hauling a Ship Over the Mountains of New England In 1776, during the Revolutionary War, General Carleton of the British military needed ships to fight the American gunboats on Lake…

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Giant Squid

Giant Squid

By Richard King The first known photograph of a nearly complete specimen of a giant squid was taken in 1873 in the living room of a reverend living in St.…

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Wes Heerssen

Deck Officer, US Merchant Marine

Deck Officer, US Merchant Marine Wes Heerssen is a deck officer in the United States Merchant Marine. He currently serves aboard a transAtlantic commercial roll-on/roll-off car carrier, or “Ro-Ro.” Ro-Ros…

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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