100th anniversay of Modern-Day Coast Guard

Celebrating Coast Guard history: 100th anniversary of the “Act to create the U.S. Coast Guard”

100 years ago today, from his office in the Treasury Building in Washington, D.C., Captain-Commandant Ellsworth P. Bertholf, head of the now-former U.S. Revenue Cutter Service, or USRCS, ordered his Chief Clerk to send telegrams or radio messages to all offices, stations and cutters around the country announcing the official news of the creation of the U.S. Coast Guard.


History: General Order No. 1

Written by Scott Price, Coast Guard historian. For more than 220 years, the U.S. Coast Guard, and its legacy services, has been part of the fabric of our nation. The service has gone by many names before being called the […]