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The Long Blue Line: Lt. Winslow and his heroic rescues aboard Cutter Argo (Part 1)

Coast Guard Cutter Argo was the first in its class of 165-foot Coast Guard cutters put into service for prohibition enforcement in 1933. It was closely linked to Lt. Charles Eliot Winslow and bravely served throughout WWII. In part one of Argo’s story, the crew of the cutter witnessed an accident involving U.S. Navy patrol gunboat USS St. Augustine, and carried out an arduous search-and-rescue mission to save survivors of the accident.

The Long Blue Line: Gunboat Cutter E.A. Stevens—the Revenue Cutter Service’s experiment in modern naval technology (Part 1 of 2)

During an era when vessels were transitioning from wood and sails to iron and steam, the Coast Guard’s predecessor service, the Revenue Cutter Service, experimented with a new kind of technology to fight in the American Civil War – a semi-submersible gunboat.

The Long Blue Line: Arctic Cutter Bear—“A symbol for all the Service represents” Part 2

In part two of The Long Blue Line’s history of Cutter Bear, we learn about its venerable history bringing reindeer to Alaska in the Overland Expedition, its time in WWI and WWII. Read here to find out what happened to this cutter at the end of its time serving in the Coast Guard.

The Long Blue Line: Keeper Haines and the hurricane that obliterated Galveston Lifesaving Station

In 1900 a hurricane struck Galveston, Texas, obliterating a lifesaving station and killing thousands. The storm unleashed winds of approximately 150 mph and the storm surge flooded the city. The station’s keeper and his crew had little forewarning of the storm, but they could sense that something was brewing in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Long Blue Line: The Wampanoags at Gay Head Light

Native Americans have participated in the Coast Guard and its predecessor services since the early 19th century, representing the second earliest minority group to serve in the Coast Guard. The first Native Americans known to serve in the Coast Guard were the Wampanoag in Massachusetts at Gay Head Lighthouse.

The Long Blue Line: Native Americans and their Service in the Coast Guard

Minority men and women have served in the U.S. Coast Guard since the service’s beginning in 1790. Native Americans from a variety of tribes and locations participated in the Coast Guard’s predecessor services since the early 19th century, representing the second earliest minority group to serve in the Coast Guard.

The Long Blue Line: Samuel Travis, Cutter Surveyor and the Battle of Gloucester Point

Master Samuel Travis and his men aboard the Revenue Cutter Surveyor are members of the long blue line who fought valiantly against overwhelming odds during the Battle of Gloucester Point.