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US Coast Guard Flag

October 2, 1789

Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton asked collectors of customs to report on expediency of employing boats for the “security of the revenue against contraband.”  Hamilton’s interest in such vessels led to his request to Congress to fund the construction of 10 such revenue “boats” the following year, leading to the creation of what is now the U.S. Coast Guard.

 

 


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