This Day in Coast Guard History – August 26

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

1896-Fort Niagara, New York- At 1 am the keeper and lookout heard cries of distress on the Canadian side of the river. The station's surfboat was launched in the direction of sound.  They found a man in the water clinging to a pole almost exhausted and crying out that he could hold on no longer.  He was taken into surfboat and carried to his home.

1992- Hurricane Andrew struck Florida and the Gulf coast states causing extensive damage.  Coast Guard units conducted search and rescue, relief, and transport operations.

(Source: USCG Historian’s Office)

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