This Day in Coast Guard History – Nov. 30

Monday, November 30, 2009

1837-Two early complainants on the efficiency of the American lighthouses, E. and G.W. Blunt, publishers of Blunt’s "Coast Pilot," submitted a statement to the Secretary of the Treasury. They argued that "the whole lighthouse system needs revision, a strict superintendence and an entirely different plan of operation."

1920- The Navy minesweeper USS Swan ran aground on Duxbury Beach, MA.  Coast Guardsmen from three nearby stations rescued the minesweeper's crew with a breeches buoy.  The CGC Androscoggin assisted in the rescue.

(Source: USCG Historian’s Office)

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