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The Long Blue Line: Lt. Pease recounts the loss of Cutter Morris in the Key West Hurricane of 1846

Based on historical data, this University of Georgia map shows the storm track of Key West Hurricane of 1846 through Cuba and Florida Keys. (University of Georgia Extension)

Through the ages, many hurricanes have struck the Florida Keys, however, the Key West Hurricane of 1846 is believed to be one of the worst, destroying the city and killing over 250 residents. This recounting of the storm was written by eyewitness and U.S. Revenue Cutter Service officer, Lieutenant William C. Pease.

Preserving a national treasure

With over 50 years of service around the world, Coast Guard Cutter Ingham is a quintessential portrait of Coast Guard history from 1936 to 1988. Photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum & National Historic Landmark. At the heart of Old Town Key West, Fla., nestled alongside a pier at Truman Waterfront, is

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Knight Island Port Crew: Guardians at Sea and in the Classroom

Students and faculty from Poinciana Elementary School in Key West proudly display the commemorative oar given to them by the Coast Guard Cutter Knight Island Port crew Nov. 13, 2009. Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sabrina Elgammal (with contributions from Robert Hopkins) Responding to maritime emergencies and helping kids with their school

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Guardian of the Week – LT Felicia Thomas

Today, at 9 a.m., LT Felicia Thomas became the first female African American to command a Coast Guard cutter as the Commanding Officer of CGC PEA ISLAND. Congratulations to Lieutenant Felicia S. Thomas for becoming the first female African American to command a Coast Guard cutter! During a change of command ceremony today at 9

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