This Day in Coast Guard History – Feb. 25

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

1799- President Adams authorized by Congress to place revenue cutters in the naval establishment.

1825- Congress empowered the Revenue Marine to enforce state quarantine laws.

1942- Wartime port security delegated to Coast Guard by Executive Order 9074.

2001- The tugboat Swift sank after colliding with the freighter A.V. Kastner on the Elk River in the upper Chesapeake Bay.  Coast Guard units from New Jersey and Philadelphia worked with state police and local rescue agencies to rescue three survivors.  Two crewmen perished.  The Coast Guard also conducted the marine casualty investigation.

(Source: USCG Historian’s Office)
 

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