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The Long Blue Line: Mrs. Friedman—the Coast Guard’s “Cryptologist-in-Charge” and NSC namesake
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 09:17:32 +0000
 By mamanning1in History onJuly 10, 2020No comments Dr. David S. Rosen, Historian, Coast Guard Pacific Area During Prohibition, the Cryptanalytic Unit of the United States Coast Guard deciphered 12,000 messages between rum-running craft and transmitters on American shores. Coded radio signals were intercepted from Vancouver and Mexico on the West Coast, from Newfoundland to The Bahamas on the […]
The Long Blue Line: Hamilton’s grand experiment—230 years of the U.S. Coast Guard!
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 21:28:17 +0000
 By readuscgin Operations onAugust 3, 2020No comments William Thiesen, Historian Coast Guard Atlantic Area A few armed vessels, judiciously stationed at the entrances of our ports, might at a small expense be made useful sentinels of the laws. Alexander Hamilton, Federalist Paper #12 (November 27, 1787) In the above quote, author Alexander Hamilton first described a fleet of federal vessels that he […]
The Long Blue Line: Coast Guard’s Anchorage Flag and early port security
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 21:16:54 +0000
 By mamanning1in History onJuly 9, 2020No comments Special Agent Keith J. Bassolino United States Coast Guard Reserve The Coast Guard is known for having two official flags: the U.S. flag and the Coast Guard ensign. But as a maritime service, there are several flags that have flown over Coast Guard cutters and stations over the past 230 years. […]