WATCH: United States Coast Guard Celebrates 233rd Birthday Since it Began in 1790

By  //  August 4, 2023

WATCH : The U.S. Coast Guard celebrates 233 years of service. The Friday Night Locker Room’s Steve Wilson provides coverage from the The USCG Station at Port Canaveral.

United States Coast Guard is celebrating their 233 years on Friday since it began in 1790.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – United States Coast Guard is celebrating their 233 years on Friday since it began in 1790.

“Port Canaveral is honored to support our partners at the U.S. Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral. the USCG cutter Vigilant is homeported right here at out port,” said a Port Canaveral spokesperson. “We thank all the men and women from the U.S. Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral who help keep Port Canaveral safe and secure.”

On Aug. 4, we recognize the United States Coast Guard’s birthday.

For the last 233 years, the men and women of the Coast Guard have been diligently safeguarding coasts and waterways at home and abroad.

In 1790, Congress commissioned the Revenue Cutter Service, a fleet of 10 sailing vessels that patrolled America’s coastline to enforce tariffs and protect the young nation’s revenue.

In 1878, the United States Life-Saving Service was founded to provide humanitarian and life-saving efforts for shipwrecked mariners and passengers.

On January 28, 1915, President Woodrow Wilson merged these two agencies, and the United Stated Coast Guard was formed. It has contributed to our national security ever since.

The Coast Guard has proudly participated in every major conflict our nation has faced, and they continue to patrol the waterways, keeping our citizens and seafarers safe.

Today, they perform missions supporting the homeland, including securing America’s ports, waterways, and coasts; maritime law enforcement; and defense readiness.

On an international level, the Coast Guard supports search and rescue, environmental protection, and marine safety operations.

Happy birthday to the United States Coast Guard!