This Day in Coast Guard History – September 13

Monday, September 13, 2010

1941-After the Danish government in exile asked the U.S. to protect Greenland, the cutter Northland seized the Norwegian sealer Buskoe, with Nazi agents on board trying to establish radio and weather stations in Greenland, in MacKenzie Bay, Greenland.  The capture of the Buskoe was the first U.S. naval capture of World War II.

1953-When the 6,000 ton ore carrier SS Maryland grounded off Marquette, Michigan, a Coast Guard helicopter, in the face of driving wind and rain that required the combined efforts of both pilots to hold the controls and stabilize the aircraft, removed 12 crew members safely.

(Source: USCG Historian’s Office)

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