The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series is The Coast Guard in Massachusetts from local authors Donald J. Cann and John J. Galluzzo with a foreword by Capt. W. Russell Webster, USCG (Ret.). The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by.
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.
Highlights of The Coast Guard in Massachusetts:
• The North Shore
• Boston Harbor and the South Shore
• The Cutters
• The South Coast and the Islands
• Cape Cod
• The Rescues
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