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Aug. 12, 2022

The Long Blue Line: Revenue Cutter Alabama rescues 16 from human traffickers 200 years ago!

In June 1822, the Alabama District Court in Mobile heard cases against three vessels that had been seized several months earlier by the Revenue Cutter Alabama. Within the space of four days, beginning on March 4th, the 56-foot topsail schooner had captured them just north of the Florida Keys. Two were charged with “having onboard . . . negroes . .

Aug. 3, 2022

Coast Guard Day – Seeing the Completed Jigsaw Puzzle Picture

Here is part one of a two-part story of the beginnings for the United States Coast Guard as we celebrate 232 years.

June 6, 2022

The Long Blue Line: Katmai—Part I. America’s worst volcanic eruption and the Revenue Cutter’s humanitarian response

The Revenue Cutter Service was one of the agencies that combined to create to the U.S. Coast Guard. This is their story

April 1, 2022

The Long Blue Line: “The last full measure of devotion”—the life and death of Revenue Cutter Capt. Thomas Dungan

A story about the Coast Guard's predecessor service in the Civil War.

Jan. 21, 2022

The Long Blue Line: Coast Guard pioneers the marine radio over 100 years ago!

Learn how radio became a basic part of a maritime communications.

Aug. 27, 2021

The Long Blue Line: Coast Guard’s Ninth District--Guardians of the Great Lakes!

Within an area occupied by the states bordering the Great Lakes is located the U.S. Coast Guard’s Ninth District. The service’s presence on the Great Lakes began in the 19th century with the appearance of four Coast Guard predecessor agencies. These included the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service, U.S. Lighthouse Service, Steamboat Inspection Service and

Aug. 4, 2021

The Long Blue Line: Coast Guard Day edition

How Alexander Hamilton's cutters are moving into the future, 231 years after we became "America's "first fleet"

June 11, 2021

The Long Blue Line: Hooper— Arctic pioneer and founder of the Bering Sea Patrol—a son’s remembrance

Read about Capt. Calvin Hooper's contribution to the service and the country

May 28, 2021

The Long Blue Line: Lt. Pease recounts the Key West Hurricane 170 years ago!

Here is a historical first-hand account of the Key West Hurricane of 1846 (a.k.a. The Great Havana Hurricane).