The Coast Guard in Massachusetts

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The Coast Guard's deepest roots run through Massachusetts, the ancestral home to three of the five predecessor agencies that make up the service today. The Coast Guard formed in 1915 and since that time has served the citizens of the Bay State at lifeboat stations, air stations, lighthouses, LORAN stations, and radio stations, as well as on lightships and cutters of all sizes. They have protected the Massachusetts coastline during numerous wars, performing some of the most dramatic rescues in American history—from the Pendleton to the Argo Merchant to the Etrusco and more. The story of the Coast Guard in Massachusetts is one of heroism, honor, respect, and devotion to duty.
ISBN: 9780738575629
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Images of America
Images: 186
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Donald J. Cann, a park ranger for the National Park Service in the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, served in the US Army. John J. Galluzzo is the executive director of the US Life-Saving Service Heritage Association; the editor of that organization's magazine, Wreck and Rescue; and a plank-owning member of the Foundation for Coast Guard History. Capt. W. Russell Webster, USCG (Ret.), served 26 years in military service. While in the Coast Guard, he served as Group Woods Hole rescue commander from 1998 to 2001 and chief of operations for the First Coast Guard District.
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