This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History – November 17

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

1791-Secretary of Treasury Hamilton fixed value of rations at a "generous" 12 cents per day for each man in Revenue Marine. 

1973-The "Largest Icebreaker in the Western World," CGC Polar Star, was launched.

1983- LT Edith Munro, USCGR, Douglas Munro's mother and SPAR veteran, passed away at the age of 88

(Source: USCG Historian’s Office)

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