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Plumsteadville in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Coast Guard

Established August 4, 1790

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., June 30, 2019
1. Coast Guard Marker
Inscription.  

[Chronology]

Revolutionary War · 1775-1783

April 19, 1775
"Shot Heard Around the World," the American Revolution begins

1789
The Lighthouse Service was established under the Revenue Marine Service

1790
Revenue Marine Service formed as a branch of the US Treasury Department

1791
The first ten Coast Guard cutters were put into service to enforce tariff laws and prevent smuggling

1798
The USCG operated under the direction of the Secretary of the Navy

1799
The first official Coast Guard ensign and pennant were flown on all Coast Guard ships

1799
Four fleets of 20 ships were directed to take action against French raiders

The War of 1812 · 1812-1815

1820
The Lightship was established at Hampton Roads, Virginia

1831
Expanded role of the USCG to include aiding seafarers and ships in distress

1832
USCG cutters dispatched to Charleston, SC to enforce tariff laws

1836
USCG cutters dispatched to Florida to halt the Seminole Indian Rebellion

1843
The

Plumstead Twp. Veterans Park Armed Services Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 30, 2019
2. Plumstead Twp. Veterans Park Armed Services Markers
Coast Guard marker at far right
first iron hull, steam powered cutter went into service

1843
Expanded role to include preserving property found aboard wrecks and secure cargo for ship owners

The Mexican War · 1846-1848

The Indian Wars · 1835-1891

1850
Congress authorized construction of Life Saving Stations along the New Jersey coast

The Civil War · 1861-1865

1861
Cutter Harriet Lane fired first shot of the Civil War

1862
Cutter Naugatuck escorts the ironclad Monitor to the battle with the ironclad Merrimac

1867
Cutters ordered to the Alaska Territory to bring government and law

1871
Lifesaving Service established

The Spanish-American War · 1898-1901

1898
18 USCG cutters participated in the Spanish-American War

The Philippine Insurrection · 1899-1902

1899
Cutter McCulloch fought with Admiral Dewey at the Battle of Manila Bay

The Latin American Campaigns· 1906-1933

1911
The "Bearing Sea Patrol" was created to enforce the commercial sealing agreement

January 1915
The Revenue Cutter Service and the Lifesaving Service were combined into the US Coast Guard

World War I · 1917-1918

April 6, 1917
"Plan One" put into effect assigning men and ships to the

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Navy for convoy and submarine patrol duty

1918
The first USCG aviation division was formed

1918
The sinking of USCG Cutter Tampa by a German torpedo was the largest Naval loss of the war

1919
USCG pioneered "SIGINT", signals intelligence

1920
USCG 1[s]t Lt "Archie" Stone was first to complete a trans-atlantic flight in a Curtis[s] Flying Boat

1923
USCG role expanded to enforce [P]rohibition

World War II · 1941-1945

1942
The Coast Guard Reserve Wartime Beach Patrol was organized to secure all coastal beach areas

1942
Marine inspection, navigation, and port security assigned to the Coast Guard

1943
Pioneered the use of helicopters in rescue operations

World War II
Coast Guard personnel manned the landing craft during all of the European and Pacific campaigns

Korean War · 1950-1953

1957
Three USCG vessels established the Northwest Passage through Arctic waters

Vietnam War · 1964-1973

1962-1965
In Operation Market Time USCG cutters patrolled both inshore and offshore to stop infiltration, destroy enemy craft, and provide fire support

April 1967
The USCG was transferred from the Treasury Department to the new Department of Transportation

1973
Congress

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enables women to serve in both the regular Coast Guard as well as the reserves and permits women to apply to the USCG Academy

1976
USCG becomes responsible for patrol and enforcement of the Fishery Conservation and Management Act

Grenada · 1983

Panama · 1989

Gulf War · 1990-1991

1990-1991
The USCG provided port security and interdictions throughout Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm

World Trade Center · 9-11-2001

2001
The USCG provided port security and interdictions throughout the war with Iraq

The War in Afghanistan · 2001 to ---

November 25, 2002
The USCG becomes part of the new Department of Homeland Security

The War in Iraq · 2003 to ---

August-September 2005
USCG personnel rescued 33,735 people from hurricane Katrina and hurricane Rita

[USCG Emblem and historic photos]
 
Erected by Plumstead Township Veterans Committee.
 
Location. 40° 22.965′ N, 75° 8.751′ W. Marker is in Plumsteadville, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. The marker is in the Plumstead Township Veterans Park, which is located at the NE corner of Easton Road (Pennsylvania Route 611) and Old Easton Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Plumsteadville PA 18949, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Air Force (here, next to this marker); The Plumstead Township Veterans Park (a few steps from this marker); Navy (a few steps from this marker); Marines (a few steps from this marker); Army (within shouting distance of this marker); The Doan Gang (approx. 2 miles away); Former U.S. Post Office (approx. 3.1 miles away); Dublin Honor Roll (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plumsteadville.
 
Also see . . .  United States Coast Guard History. (Submitted on December 29, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 29, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 29, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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