Guardians of the Eighth Sea

Guardians of the Eighth Sea A History of the U.S. Coast Guard on the Great Lakes O'BRIEN, T. Michael

Throughout the United States, local residents customarily view their hometown U.S. Coast Guard units as intimate parts of the civilian community. Nowhere is this truer than in the Great Lakes region. Here, for almost 200 years, the lives of the people and Coast Guardsmen have been intermingled in a most special bond.As enterprising Americans pressed westward along the southern shores of these primeval lakes and upon them, aids to navigation in the form of lighthouses and buoys, and armed revenue cutters were promptly provided by the Federal Government to facilitate their progress. Other varied services of the entity destined to become known as the U.S. Coast Guard, whether lifesaving stations, inspections of steam vessels or regulation of navigational waterways, were provided as needs arose, until today, the Service is ubiquitous on the Inland Seas.

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ISBN
9780898756494
Uitgever
University Press of the Pacific
Datum
18-12-2001
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
112 pp.
Bindwijze
Paperback
Genre
Geschiedenis

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