Politics is nothing. We are free only on the ocean. ~ Renato Beluche
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Seafaring Sunday: In the Revenue Marine
February 12, 1802: A report on commissioned officers in the U.S. marine services published on this date indicated the Revenue-Marine Service, precursor of the modern U.S. Coast Guard, was staffed with 9 captains, 10 first lieutenants, 9 second lieutenants and 10 third lieutenants.
Header: Captain Frederick Lee, who commanded the revenue cutter Eagle during the War of 1812 from the USCG website