This Day in Coast Guard History – Nov. 2

Sunday, November 01, 2009

1820-The Revenue cutter Louisiana captured five pirate vessels during a cruise from Florida to Cuba.

1881-A rowboat with two men and a young girl was going down the Manistee River towards the harbor capsized about a hundred feet abreast of Station No. 5, Eleventh District, Lake Michigan. One of the men swam to the dock and was helped out by the life-saving crew. The remaining man tried to swim with his daughter on his back. She began to struggle violently and dragged him under. The keeper pulled off his outer clothing, swam out, caught the father and daughter as they were sinking for the third time, and succeeded in bringing them to the dock where they were helped up by the rest of the crew.

(Source: USCG Historian’s Office)

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