Tradition of Excellence, Time of Change

By Admiral Owen W. Siler, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard
March 1976
The Coast Guard is today undergoing rapid and profound change. While change is not new to us, the present rate of change is unprecedented. We are heavily involved in a ...

The Aerial Ice Patrol: No More Titanics

By Lt. (j.g.) Stephen R. Osmer, USCG
March 1976
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Book Reviews and Book List

March 1976
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Nobody Asked Me But ...

March 1976
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Comment and Discussion

March 1976
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The AMVER System

By Lt. Walter McDougall, USCG
March 1976
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The Glacier in Antarctica

By Capt. C. R. Gillett, USCG
March 1976
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VLCC Aground: Everybody’s Problem

By Cdr. James A. Atkinson, USCG
March 1976
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They Are All Gone

By Chief Marine Science Technician Dennis L. Noble, U. S. Coast Guard
March 1976
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 ...

The Coast Guard Reserve

By Commander Stephen M. Aug, U. S. Coast Guard Reserve and Ensign Thomas R. Philpott, U. S. Coast Guard Reserve
March 1976
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 ...

A Case of Calculated Mischief

By Commander Robert Frank Bennett, U. S. Coast Guard
March 1976
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 industry ...

Destination Nowhere: Twilight of the Lightship

By Lieutenant Richard D. White, Jr., U. S. Coast Guard
March 1976
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 ...

The First Federal Customs

By Commander Roger P. Vance, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve
March 1976
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 ...

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