The Long Blue Line: Cutter Miami, Abraham Lincoln and the destruction of CSS Virginia

In the midst of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln directed troops and assets, including U.S. Revenue Cutter Miami to the outskirts of Norfolk, Virginia, where the CSS Virginia was destroyed and the mayor and city council surrendered the city breaking the stalemate between Union and Confederate forces in southeastern Virginia. Lincoln’s time as a cutterman makes him an honorary member of The Long Blue Line.

A memorable maritime legacy

Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Judy L. Silverstein. It was toward the end of World War I, on a stormy night, when Coast Guard Cutter Tampa disappeared off the coast of Wales with all crewmembers aboard. Considered the greatest […]