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Love all things maritime? Hear from select Mariners’ Museum staff and experienced volunteers within our Speakers’ Bureau program as they give presentations on numerous maritime topics (and more) with great energy and importance as a free community service!

Upcoming Lectures:


Birth of the Coast Guard

August 4, 2021 • 1:00 PM (ET)

Presented by Dan Wood, docent at The Mariners’ Museum

About the presentation:
Today’s Coast Guard serves as both a maritime law enforcement agency and as one of our nation’s five armed services. It is a complex, multi-mission organization that has evolved through two centuries as various federal agencies merged to combine their roles and resources. The Coast Guard traces its roots to the U.S. Revenue-Marine, established on August 4, 1790 (although one of the agencies that later merged with it was actually established in 1789). This presentation will examine the milestones in the growth of the Coast Guard, the circumstances that brought them about, and their impact on the service’s missions and capabilities.

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