Proceedings Magazine - March 1976 Vol. 102/3/877

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The Coast Guard is today undergoing rapid and profound change. While change is not new to us, the present rate of change is unprecedented.

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  • Tradition of Excellence, Time of Change
    By Admiral Owen W. Siler, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard

    The Coast Guard is today undergoing rapid and profound change. While change is not new to us, the present rate of change is unprecedented.

  • The Coast Guard’s Personality: A Product of Changing Roles and Missions
    By Lieutenant Commander Gary Russell, U. S. Coast Guard (Retired)

    For the officer of the Revenue Cutter Service, attempting to assist a ship in dire distress in the 1870s, left, a career was not nearly so complex as it is for today's "generalist" officer who must be equally...

  • The First Federal Customs
    By Commander Roger P. Vance, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve

    The privateersman ashore in the newly united states—admired by some, envied by others—symbolized the concern expressed by Fisher Ames: The habit of smuggling pervades our country." Throughout the war, running the enemy...

  • The Life-Savers: "For Those in Peril on the Sea"
    By Commander Robert Frank Bennett, U. S. Coast Guard

    Winter was the busy season for the keeper and six surfmen who manned one of the ''open beach" lifesaving stations that ranged from Maine to South Carolina in the 1870s. Since there was almost...

  • Destination Nowhere: Twilight of the Lightship
    By Lieutenant Richard D. White, Jr., U. S. Coast Guard

    In 1972, Five Fathom Lightship, the last of a long line of little red ships that had marked the main shipping channel in Delaware Bay since 1839, was replaced by an unmanned buoy whose mast houses a fog signal, a radio beacon antenna, and a...

  • The Coast Guard and Fisheries Law Enforcement
    By Lieutenant Eugene R. Fidell, U. S. Coast Guard Reserve

    In 1868, the year after Alaska became ours, the U. S. Congress called a halt to the plundering of the seal and sea otter herds in Alaskan waters. In the century that has elapsed between the hot pursuit of a seal poacher by a revenue cutter...

  • A Case of Calculated Mischief
    By Commander Robert Frank Bennett, U. S. Coast Guard

    In 1825, a Secretary of the Treasury warned that politicians would be engaging in "calculated mischief” if they enacted legislation that would impose safety restrictions on the young steamboat...

  • The Coast Guard Reserve
    By Commander Stephen M. Aug, U. S. Coast Guard Reserve and Ensign Thomas R. Philpott, U. S. Coast Guard Reserve

    Between storms, there was not much to do and plenty of time to do it for those who manned an East Coast lifesaving station in the 1870s. Today's regulars, such as the two men handling the boat, inset, can count on help from reservists...

  • They Are All Gone
    By Chief Marine Science Technician Dennis L. Noble, U. S. Coast Guard

    When they found Jerome Kiah on the beach, he was barely alive, but his first thoughts were of the poor, dead boys who, with him, had donned cork lifejackets and rammed their surfboat into the raging sea. Station Keeper Kiah's mind was...

  • VLCC Aground: Everybody’s Problem
    By Cdr. James A. Atkinson, USCG

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  • The Glacier in Antarctica
    By Capt. C. R. Gillett, USCG

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  • The Aerial Ice Patrol: No More Titanics
    By Lt. (j.g.) Stephen R. Osmer, USCG

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  • The AMVER System
    By Lt. Walter McDougall, USCG

     

  • Texaco Oklahoma: Another Bermuda Triangle Victim?
    By Lt. Michael R. Adams, USCG

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  • Colonel Sharp Delany: Father of the U. S. Coast Guard?
    By Truman R. Strobridge and Bernard C. Nalty

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  • Comment and Discussion

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  • Nobody Asked Me But ...

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  • Book Reviews and Book List

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