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Celebrating Coast Guard history: 100th anniversary of the “Act to create the U.S. Coast Guard”

100th anniversay of Modern-Day Coast Guard

100 years ago today, from his office in the Treasury Building in Washington, D.C., Captain-Commandant Ellsworth P. Bertholf, head of the now-former U.S. Revenue Cutter Service, or USRCS, ordered his Chief Clerk to send telegrams or radio messages to all offices, stations and cutters around the country announcing the official news of the creation of the U.S. Coast Guard.