This Day in Coast Guard History – August 24
1912-Congress gave effect to the convention between United States, Great Britain, Japan and Russia prohibiting taking of fur seals and sea otters in the North Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea by authorizing the President "to cause a guard or patrol to be maintained in the waters frequented by the seal herd or herds of seal otter. " The President tasked the Revenue Cutter Service with carrying out this patrol.
1990-Coast Guard-manned E2C, #3501, assigned to CGAS St. Augustine, crashed during a landing at Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, killing all four crewmen on board. They were: LT Duane E. Stenbak, LTJG Paul E. Perlt, LT Craig E. Lerner, and AT1 Matthew H. Baker. CGAS St. Augustine was disbanded soon thereafter and the remaining E2Cs were returned to the Navy.
1996-CGC Hamilton safely rescued the seven crewmen from fishing vessel Moriah after it sank 200 miles west of Adak.
(Source: USCG Historian’s Office)