Historic Documents

Documents, including copies, reproductions and scans of documents, reports, articles, publications, etc., detailing the U.S. Coast Guard and its five predecessor agencies: the Revenue Cutter Service, the Life-Saving Service, the Lighthouse Service, the Bureau of Navigation, and the Steamboat Inspection Service from the Coast Guard Archives and Special Collections, Coast Guard, and National Archives.

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1935 Article "Escanaba, Coast Guard Cutter."

An article from The Yachtsman Magazine, June, 1935 by D. E. "Gim" Hobleman entitled "Escanaba, Coast Guard Cutter," pp. 7-8, 16. The following article appeared in the June, 1935 issue of the magazine The Yachtsman (pages 7-8, 16). The author was granted permission to visit and examine the newly commissioned cutter Escanaba, a 165-foot "A" Class cutter, while she was tied up in Chicago prior to her sailing on an icebreaking mission to the Straits of Mackinac. This was an annual spring cruise undertaken to open the Great Lakes to merchant traffic. Mr. Hobelman interviewed the officers and crew of Escanaba and was granted a tour of the entire ship, which he describes in great detail. It is included on our website for its historical interest; read on and find out what a First Class Cruising Cutter in the mid-1930's was all about!

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