Sunday, August 7, 2011

Seafaring Sunday: Coast Guard Beginnings

August 7, 1790: President George Washington authorizes the building of 10 revenue cutters.  This fleet of ships will become the forerunner of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Header: George Washington by Gilbert Stuart c 1797


Timmy! said...

Ahoy, Pauline! And a happy 221st birthday to the coasties!

Pauline said...

Huzzah! for the Coast Guard.