This Day in Coast Guard History – October 18

Monday, October 18, 2010

1799-USRC Pickering (70 men) captured the French privateer L’Egypte Conquiste (250 men).

1848-Captain Douglas Ottinger, USRM, was designated by the Secretary of the Treasury to supervise the construction of the first Life-Saving Stations and the equipment and boats to be place at them.

(Source: USCG Historian’s Office)

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