This Day in Coast Guard History – June 10
1872-Life-Saving stations to be erected "under supervision of two captains of the revenue service." An Act of Congress authorized government life-saving stations on Cape Cod and Block Island.
1922-Congress readjusted pay and allowances of Coast Guard commissioned and enlisted personnel on basis of equality with other services. Until this time a Coast Guard captain was equivalent to a Navy lieutenant commander.
(Source: USCG Historian’s Office)