Tag: Harriet Lane

The Long Blue Line: The First Lady Harriet Lane and WMEC-903

Just over 160 years ago, at a time when women remained relatively invisible in public life, Harriet Lane was the nation’s most politically powerful and celebrated woman. She was the first woman to receive the title of “First Lady” during her time in the White House, and she was the first female namesake of a cutter.

Harriet Lane fires first naval shot of the Civil War

Capt. Faunce

The Revenue Cutter Harriet Lane forces the merchant steamer Nashville to show its colors during the attack on Fort Sumter, April 13, 1861. "The Cutter Harriet Lane Fires Across the Bow of Nashville" by Coast Guard artist Howard Koslow. Written by William H. Thiesen, Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian April 12th will mark the 150th

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People’s Choice – Photo Contest, Round 5

2010 Photo Contest

We are entering week five of the People’s Choice award for this year’s Coast Guard Photo Contest. Every Monday, we are unveiling another batch of photos as we count down the top 40 of the more than 600 photos submitted. Below is the next set of photos… To vote, just click on the picture(s) below

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(UPDATED) itCG – Tactical boat training, cocaine seized, small boat medevac, boat fire rescue, fog closes channel

PHILADELPHIA – A Coast Guard rescue boat crew and a Philadelphia Marine Police safe boat crew conduct a tactical turn during training in the Delaware River near Philadelphia Dec. 11, 2009. The two agencies work closely with each other on training, search and rescue and port security for the Port of Philadelphia. U.S. Coast Guard

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itCG-the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force, Navy & Coast Guard cross train, sea scouts rescued, Operation Dry Water yields results

Coast Guard members from Stations Vallejo and Rio Vista on scene with the Farallones in Suisun Bay near Concord, Calif. Yesterday afternoon, Coast Guard responded to a distress call that the 85-foot sea scout training boat, Farallones, was taking on water near Suisun Bay in Northern California. All 27 kids and two of the adults

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