This Day in Coast Guard History – June 10

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

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)
 

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