This Day in Coast Guard History – June 14

Monday, June 14, 2010

1775-The Continental Congress adopted "the American continental army."  Happy Birthday, Army!   The Army's motto is: "This We’ll Defend."

1906-First regulatory fishing law for Alaska passed.  The new law was enforced by the Revenue Cutter Service.

1941-The CGC Duane rescued 46 survivors from the torpedoed SS Tresillian.

1996-The CGC Mellon seized the Polish fishing vessel Admiral Arciszewski after it was found to be illegally fishing in U.S. waters 385 miles northwest of Dutch Harbor.  CGC Steadfast escorted the fishing vessel into Kodiak.

(Source: USCG Historian’s Office)

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