The Long Blue Line: River Cutter Yocona pioneers desegregation in the Deep South

The Coast Guard River Cutter Yocona was a pioneering vessel. In addition to her specialized design, the Yocona was the first Coast Guard Cutter stationed on the nation’s inland rivers and proved unique in the nation’s history of racial desegregation.


Remembering LT Herbert Collins

Lieutenant Herbert Collins, a Coast Guard legend and the last surviving member of the all-black Pea Island life saving station succumbed to cancer on Sunday evening. Born in 1921, Collins enlisted in 1939 at the age of 18 and would […]