Captain Daniel A. Laliberte served in the U.S. Coast Guard for more than 30 years as an intelligence officer, maritime law enforcement officer, and cutterman. His articles have appeared in Naval History, American History, Nautical Research Journal, Proceedings, and Sea History.

Articles by Daniel A. Laliberte

William “Bill” McCoy

‘The Real McCoy’

By Captain Daniel A. Laliberte, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)
February 2020
William “Bill” McCoy, often credited with founding rum row, was one of the most well-known and hotly pursued rumrunners. He eluded custody for several years.

Drug War at Sea

By Lieutenant Daniel A. Laliberte, U.S. Coast Guard
September 1992
On 8 March 1973 the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless (WMEC-624) seized the sportfisherman Big L, which marked this service’s entry into the current ongoing struggle against the importation of ...