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September 24, 2020

Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Hines of Stratford, Connecticut stepped off of the rail car onto the cement platform of the train station. Clutching the hands of Mrs. Hines were their two young children. Mr. Hines looked at some of his fellow passengers from the steamer Gwent...

June 3, 2020

Each month, an interesting aspect of the world’s oldest continuous maritime service will be highlighted. The men and women of the United States Coast Guard follow in the fine tradition of the brave mariners who have served before them. As sentinels and saviors of the s...

June 3, 2020

The Eagle Boats - Henry Ford's Fabricated Fleet

Little remained visible along the shoreline of Amagansett in May of 1928. At an extreme low tide though, the faint remnants of the once proud Eagle Boat No. 17 could be seen poking out of the sand. Six years earlier, in th...

January 31, 2020

Each month, an interesting aspect of the world’s oldest continuous maritime service will be highlighted. The men and women of the United States Coast Guard follow in the fine tradition of the brave mariners who have served before them. As sentinels and saviors of the s...

April 30, 2019

“Kindly tell Professor Tuck I’d like to go down on the Peacemaker,” the elder statesman ordered a young boy on the main deck of the tugboat Luther C. Ward. The boy quickly wove his way through the crowded decks and called upon the master of the nautical ceremonies. The...

July 1, 2016

Each month, an interesting aspect of the world’s oldest continuous maritime service
will be highlighted. The men and women of  the United States Coast Guard follow in the
fine tradition of the brave mariners who have served before them. As sentinels and saviors
of the...

July 1, 2016

Simon Lake was proud of his baby. At a length of twenty-two feet, with a beam of six feet and weighing in at over two tons, it was one of the biggest babies that any of the curious guests had ever born witness to in their day. But Simon Lake, an inventor and tinkerer,...

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