Happy Birthday Coast Guard !! Please take a moment out of your day to remember THIS COUNTRYS OLDEST SEAGOING SERVICE!!
On this date in 1790, Congress authorized the Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamiltons proposal to build ten cutters to protect the new nations revenue (Stat. L. 145, 175). Alternately known as the system of cutters, Revenue Service, and Revenue-Marine this service would officially be named the Revenue Cutter Service (12 Stat. L., 639) in 1863. The cutters were placed under the control of the Treasury Department. This date marks the officially recognized birthday of the Coast Guard.