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Aug. 11, 2023

The Long Blue Line: Coxswain Canavan’s impossible story of survival at Guadalcanal 80 years ago

“I did more praying in those hours I spent in the water than I had done in the twenty previous years of my life.”

May 19, 2023

The Long Blue Line: Evidence suggests the Midgetts actually were Mighty!

The story of the Mighty Midgetts of North Carolina

April 28, 2023

The Long Blue Line: 125 Years Ago—Cutter McCulloch in the Battle of Manila Bay

The role of the Revenue Cutter McCulloch in the Spanish-American War

April 21, 2023

The Long Blue Line: “That others might live”—Ben Dailey’s Gold Medal rescue of the Ephraim Williams, 1884

From the 1885 Annual Report of the U.S. Life Saving Service about the rescue of the Ephraim Williams.

April 14, 2023

The Long Blue Line: The selling of the Coast Guard service song “Semper Paratus”

[Editor’s note: This essay is reprised from the December 2015 issue of the Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association Bulletin. Our thanks to the Alumni Association for permission to republish Cmdr. Pecora’s essay and imagery.]The director steps to the podium and firmly taps his baton, bringing the military band to attention in the recording studio.

March 31, 2023

The Long Blue Line: Myrtle Hazard—first woman in the United States Coast Guard

Determination led Myrtle Hazard to become an integral part of Coast Guard war communications.

March 17, 2023

The Long Blue Line: Skipper, jeep driver, and bandmaster forgotten by history

Coast Guard women of World War II’s temporary reserve.

March 10, 2023

The Long Blue Line: OCS and female trailblazers in the Coast Guard’s officer corps, 1973-2010

I’m very, very aware of the extremely qualified women with tremendous potential right behind me.    Vice Adm. Vivien Crea, U.S. Coast Guard retiredAs the above quote indicates, during her active duty years, Vice Adm. Vivian Crea saw many highly skilled women serving in the United States Coast Guard. In the early 1970s, the Coast Guard moved to the

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CGD 24 Wainwright Unknown port; photo taken from quarterdeck of unnamed USCG cutter. Boston? Photo...
USCG patrol boats during Prohibition
"Coast Guard Destroyer Downes (From a Painting by the Destroyer Force Bugle Staff Artist, Marius...
"Ensign Roland making end run, Coast Guard-Marine game, Washington, D.C., 1929." Scanned from...
"1929 - Coast Guard Football Team - 1929. Back Row: -Lieut. Baker, Coast and Manager; Wineke,...
A photo of Coast Guard Destroyer CONYNGHAM on patrol during Prohibition.
Coast Guard Destroyer's baseball team (no date).
Hand-written caption on reverse of photo reads: "Officers and crew of CGC Beale (Navy destroyer...
Hand-written caption on reverse of photo reads: "R R Waesche Sr., CGC Snohomish, Port Angeles, or...
"BEALE (CG-9) (Of the old U.S. Coast Guard Destroyer Force - 1924-1930) An early 20th century...
"Engineroom Force of the Coast Guard Cutter PONTCHARTRAIN. 3-5-29 (1)." CCG Scrapbook (CG...
Copy photo found in the CG Historian's Office Special Collections Archive in the "Uniforms" folder....

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