On August 4, 1790, The U.S. Coast Guard, first known as the Revenue Marine and the Revenue Cutter Service, was authorized by Congress to construct ten vessels to enforce tariff and trade laws and prevent smuggling.
U.S. Coast Guard Day honors the military branch that protects our waters and shorelines. Honor the brave members of this important branch of the military.
The U.S. Coast Guard Museum is located at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 15 Mohegah Avenue, New London, CT. It's a great museum, and well worth a visit!