The Long Blue Line: Keeper Haines and the hurricane that obliterated Galveston Lifesaving Station

In 1900 a hurricane struck Galveston, Texas, obliterating a lifesaving station and killing thousands. The storm unleashed winds of approximately 150 mph and the storm surge flooded the city. The station’s keeper and his crew had little forewarning of the storm, but they could sense that something was brewing in the Gulf of Mexico.


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The Long Blue Line: Hurricane Hero, Founder of USCG Intelligence

In studying the historical record of by-gone days, scholars often come across men and women whose deeds are long forgotten by the nation they once served. Such is the case of Charles S. Root, one of the bravest and most accomplished engineering officers in Coast Guard history, who distinguished himself early in his career as a heroic lifesaver.


Guardian of the Week – LCDR John F. Barresi

It takes vision to conceive of a project, but it takes perseverance, skill and hard work to bring it to completion. LCDR John F. Barresi was named the 2010 Coast Guard Engineer of the Year for successfully combining these traits in […]