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May 14, 2021
The Long Blue Line: Asian cuttermen--the first 100 years of unique service history
Here's a bit of history of Asian and Pacific Islanders serving in the Coast Guard
May 7, 2021
The Long Blue Line: The history of Pacific Island men and women in the U.S. Coast Guard
For over 170 years, thousands of Pacific-Island men and women have served with distinction in the United States Coast Guard.
April 30, 2021
The Long Blue Line: Hamlet—Revenue Cutterman, Hero, Coast Guard Commandant, author of “The Creed”
Coast Guardsman’s Creed was one of Harry Hamlet’s many contributions to a Coast Guard he loved and served.
April 16, 2021
The Long Blue Line: The Coast Guard fought in the Civil War 160 years ago!
The Civil War operations of the service reinforced the United States Revenue Cutter Service’s reputation as a legitimate branch of the U.S. military.
The Long Blue Line: Cutter Golden Gate’s response to the San Francisco Earthquake 115 years ago!
The Revenue Cutter Service helped the City of San Francisco with firefighting, evacuations, and law and order immediately following the 1906 earthquake.
April 1, 2021
The Long Blue Line: Standing a deadly watch 75 years ago—final hours of Scotch Cap Lighthouse
Chief Sanford broadcast stating “we had been struck by a tidal wave and might have to abandon the station, and that I believed Scotch Cap Lightstation was lost.” He worried that his transmissions might be taken as an April Fool’s joke.
March 26, 2021
The Long Blue Line: Barbara Mabrity—Long-time Lighthouse Keeper and Hurricane Heroine
Barbara Mabrity, or someone from her family, kept the Key West Light for 82 of its 89 years of manned operation. And, for most of the Mabrity years, a female family member oversaw operation of the light.
The Long Blue Line: The Coast Guard in Vietnam-a remembrance
Fifty-five years after the Coast Guard joined the fight in Vietnam, we commemorate those servicemembers who went in harm’s way, several of whom paid with their lives in a land far from home.
March 19, 2021
The Long Blue Line: Cleveland hero, FRC namesake, double Gold Lifesaving Medal recipient Frederick Hatch, Part II.
His story begins on a dark and stormy night, with harbor tugs losing control of a lumber-laden schooner with civilians aboard.
March 18, 2021
The Long Blue Line: Cleveland hero, cutter namesake, double Gold Lifesaving Medal recipient Frederick Hatch
Part I. His Gold Medal as Surfman