August 04, 2006
Hats Off To The Coasties
Today the United States Coast Guard celebrates 216 years of dedicated service to mariners here and around the world.
It all began on August 4, 1790 when Alexander Hamilton authorized the building of ten ships for the Revenue Cutter Service, the forbearer of today’s United States Coast Guard. In 1915 the Revenue Cutter Service and the Lifesaving Service merged into one organization to form the Coast Guard we know today.
The smallest of the five military armed service branches, the Coast Guard on an average day saves 15 lives, assists 114 people in distress, conducts 23 waterfront security inspections, and monitors the passing of 2557 commercial ships in and out of US ports. How did you spend your day today?
In recognition for all they do, we salute and say “Happy Birthday” to the United States Coast Guard. We are proud to build boats for you and wish you another 216 successful years.
Posted by ribcraftusa at August 4, 2006 09:30 AMBack To Index