This Day in Coast Guard History – Dec. 29
1897-Congress prohibited the killing of fur seals in the waters of the North Pacific Ocean.
1903-An Executive Order extended the jurisdiction of the Lighthouse Service to Guantanamo, Cuba.
1999- The 578-foot cargo vessel Violetta caught fire in the Houston ship channel. Twenty-three of her crew were rescued. The CGC Point Spencer spent several days fighting the fire on board the vessel.
(Source: USCG Historian’s Office)