The Coast Guard River Cutter Yocona was a pioneering vessel. In addition to her specialized design, the Yocona was the first Coast Guard Cutter stationed on the nation’s inland rivers and proved unique in the nation’s history of racial desegregation.
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Lieutenant Herbert Collins, a Coast Guard legend and the last surviving member of the all-black Pea Island life saving station succumbed to cancer on Sunday evening. Lieutenant Herbert Collins as a surfman at the all-black life saving station at Pea Island, North Carolina during Word War II. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) Born in 1921, Collins