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New England Coast Guard Stories: Remarkable Mariners
A book talk with Dyke Nedrickson

Recorded on January 13, 2021

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 U.S. 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. In this program Dyke Hendrickson shares some of the varied stories of the men and women of the Coast Guard featured in his book New England Coast Guard Stories: Remarkable Mariners.

Purchase the book from our MHS store.