This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - March 10

Thursday, March 10, 2011

1909-  The British barkentine Ladysmith, during a thick fog, stranded three miles WSW of the Fisher's Island Life-Saving Station.  The keeper was notified by telephone and the life-savers, in surfboat, proceeded to the scene.  They safely rescued the Ladysmith's master, his wife, and 9 seamen.

 
1983- The Coast Guard retired the last operational HU-16E Albatross, ending the "era of seaplanes" for the service.
 
(Source: USCG Historian’s Office)

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