218 years of “Semper Paratus” – The USCG

On August 4, 1790, the United States Coast Guard was established (as part of the US Treasury).
From the United States Coast Guard “About Us” web page:
“The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is a military branch of the United States involved in maritime law, mariner assistance, and search and rescue, among other duties of coast guards elsewhere. One of the seven uniformed services of the United States, and the smallest armed service of the United States, its stated mission is to protect the public, the environment, and the United States economic and security interests in any maritime region in which those interests may be at risk, including international waters and America’s coasts, ports, and inland waterways.”

Here in the Pacific Graveyard, many owe their lives and livelihoods to the “Always Ready” United States Coast Guard.

The United States Coast Guard rescues an unknown fishing vessel (image used by permission)

The United States Coast Guard rescues an unknown fishing vessel (image used by permission)

On our Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard shipwreck chart, they are honored in the form of an insignia depicting the official seal and the Cape Disappointment “Guardians of the Pacific Graveyard” where the National Motor Lifeboat School is housed (and with good reason, the Columbia River Bar is one of the world’s most deadly crossings).
A USPS stamp dated 1945 commemorating the USCG, and historic photographs are included in this gathering of maritime history.
We at NW Limited…History in VogueTM thank the USCG for their assistance in creating our chart, and for their continuing support.
Happy 218 years!
The Motor Lifeboat School at Cape Disappointment is getting a new boat to celebrate, and take them into the future of lifesaving and marine safety:
Links:
United States Coast Guard (official website)
History in VogueTM (our website, where you can order a shipwreck chart for your favorite Coastie!)
Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay celebrates 100 years
Coast Guard gloats over boat; birthday gift will boost safety at Cape D
Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returns home

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Today in History: The USS Ronald Reagan

Five years ago, July 12, 2003: The USS Ronald Reagan, the first carrier named for a living president, was commissioned in Norfolk, Va.

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33″ X 14″ framed, numbered and limited edition tribute to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier by NW Limited…History in VogueTM features the Feb. 9, 2005 postmark and stamp honoring Ronald Wilson Reagan. $200

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USS Ronald Reagan at NW Limited…History in VogueTM
United States Navy website of the USS Ronald Reagan
Our USS Ronald Reagan page here at WordPress

USS Shark carronades on display this weekend

in Nehalem Bay Park near Manzanita, Oregon.
Here’s an excerpt from the Cannon Blog at Oregon State Park website:

“Posted June 20
Been a while between updates, so here’s a catch-you-up.

The next public viewing is July 5, from 1-2 p.m.
Carpool or find some other way to reach the park … this is a holiday weekend and parking will be tight.
The viewing is in the Nehalem Bay State Park maintenance yard (there will be signs … it’s just inside the entrance to the park).

We had an exciting time in May. Oregon Public Broadcasting produces TV episodes for the nationally-broadcast show History Detectives. They’re producing a show on the cannon with the question: Are these from the USS Shark? To help gather more information on their origin, the show arranged for some x-rays of the cannon. Fuji Corportation donated time on one of their portable x-ray machines, and a company called PSI from Portland volunteered their time as industrial radiographers. It was a challenge to get some good, clear images, but they did produce a couple. It was cool to watch them in action, and the x-rays give us a peek beneath the heavy, crusty shell (made of sand and iron, sort of a natural concrete).”

X-Ray of the USS Shark Carronades found near Arch Cape, Oregon in February 2008
Check out this photo from their photo gallery (click for larger).
Links:
Dead Reckoning Shipwreck Chart (includes the USS Shark among hundreds of other shipwrecks of the Pacific Graveyard)
Cannon Blog at Oregon Parks
Cannon Photo Gallery
Columbia River Maritime Museum
PBS History Detectives

Respectfully remembered…

To many, the true meaning of this holiday is forgotten as we worry about kicking off the Summer season with a barbecue, or who will win the Indy 500.
Lost in the overwhelming flood of sales ads, what to wear, where to go, and concern over the cost of fuel to get there as we drive to see the in-laws.
Our founding principle is Made in the USA, and as such, we must give sacred respect for the real reason that we have a day set aside to remember those who gave it all, and the families left behind.
From Wikipedia:
“Memorial Day is a United States Federal Holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May (observed in 2008 on May 26). It was formerly known as Decoration Day; and for many years observed on May 30, regardless of the day of the week. This holiday commemorates U.S. men and women who have died in military service to their country. It began first to honor Union soldiers who died during the American Civil War. After World War I, it was expanded to include those who died in any war or military action.”

NW Limited…History in VogueTM would like to join you in honoring these men and women who died protecting our freedom.
No matter who you want to vote for, how you want to celebrate this Memorial Day Weekend, the ones we honor in remembrance will always be the true heroes.
Our Armed Forces, The United States Navy, The United States Army, The United States Marine Corps, The United States Coast Guard are all given our sincere respect, deepest honor, and continuing support.
Many people observe this holiday by visiting cemeteries and memorials.
A national moment of remembrance takes place at 9 p.m. US Eastern time.
Another tradition is to fly the U.S. flag at half-staff from dawn until noon local time.
Every other day we exist in this country that we call home is a true holiday because of the lives given in the line of duty.
Thank you!

US Memorial Day