This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - March 4

Friday, March 04, 2011
1907-  Congress appropriated $30,000 for installing wireless telegraph on not more than 12 revenue cutters.
 
1915- Secretary of the Treasury was authorized by Congress to detail cutters to enforce anchorage regulations in all harbors, rivers, bays and other navigable waters of United States.
 
1925-  An Act of Congress (43 Stat. L., 1261), for the first time, provided for disability retirement within the Lighthouse Service.
 
1929- Congress appropriated $144,000 for seaplanes and equipment for Coast Guard.
 
1952- An air detachment consisting of three helicopters and necessary personnel, established as the first unit of its type on a test basis at the air station, Brooklyn, New York, began operating in support of port security operations.
 
1977-  ENS Janna Lambine, USCG, the Coast Guard's first female pilot, graduated from naval aviation training at NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida.  
 
(Source: USCG Historian’s Office)

Coast Guard

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History

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