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IIn 1932, citizens of New London donated land to the US Treasury to move the Coast Guard Academy from its original location at Fort Trumbull to its present site. This postcard depicts cadets in a uniform procession, most likely, a “Regimental…

According to the National Park Service, participation in World War II was the Coast Guard’s most intense and ambitious endeavor. In charge of over 300 ships and over 800 cutters, the military branch proved its worth in this crucial time.

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This well-worn cadet cap from World War II, invites us to wonder about the life and experiences of its long-ago wearer: What shores has this cap seen beyond the Thames? Although the design of the cadet cap has changed over the years, it still…

The Eagle, a U.S. Coast Guard ship built in 1790, still serves as a training ship for US Coast Guard cadets today. Established on August 4, 1790 by Alexander Hamilton, the Coast Guard was the first militarized seagoing force in the country and it…
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