This book tells the stories of the mighty Coast Guard of New England. The brave contributions from the men and women of New England's coast guard are detailed from a historical perspective.
In 1790, Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton asked President George Washington to fund a fleet of "revenue cutters" that could halt smuggling and collect taxes in US waters. Today, from northern Maine to southern Connecticut, the Coast Guard provides the might and the oversight to ensure that the coastlines are safe and navigable. From icebreaking and harrowing rescues to the global war on terror, the service plays a unique role in the region. Author Dyke Henderickson profiles the varied careers and contributions of the brave men and women throughout New England who ensure the service remains Semper Paratus -- Always Ready