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New England Coast Guard Stories: Remarkable Mariners (American Heritage)

New England Coast Guard Stories: Remarkable Mariners (American Heritage)

Current price: $21.99
Publication Date: March 16th, 2020
Publisher:
History Press
ISBN:
9781467140041
Pages:
144
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Description

In 1790, Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton asked President George Washington to fund a fleet of revenue cutters that could halt smuggling and collect taxes in U.S. waters. Today, from northern Maine to southern Connecticut, the Coast Guard provides the might and the oversight to ensure that the coastlines are safe and navigable. From icebreaking and harrowing rescues to the global war on terror, the service plays a unique role in the region. Author Dyke Hendrickson profiles the varied careers and contributions of the brave men and women throughout New England who ensure the service remains Semper Paratus-Always Ready.