This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - May 16

Monday, May 16, 2011

1846-Eleven cutters were assigned to cooperate with Army and Navy in the Mexican War.  Cutters McLane, Legare, Woodbury, Ewing, Forward, and Van Buren were assigned to the Army.  Cutters Wolcott, Bibb, Morris, and Polk were assigned to the Navy.

 
1888-Secretary of Treasury was authorized to establish anchorage grounds New York Harbor, adopt suitable rules and "take all necessary measures" for their enforcement.
 
(Source: USCG Historian’s Office)
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