The Long Blue Line: Fraser – the Coast Guard’s forgotten visionary

Capt. Alexander Fraser introduced the service to professionalization, new technology and moved a reluctant service toward reforms and innovations that would take place long after his death. As the first commandant of the Revenue Marine Bureau, Fraser’s foresight and enlightened leadership set the service on course for growth and modernization. He was a true seaman, a visionary and a member of the long blue line.