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Grand Haven in Ottawa County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Hopley Yeaton

"The Father of the Coast Guard"

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, July 27, 2017
1. Hopley Yeaton Marker
Inscription.  
Hopley Yeaton
”The Father of the Coast Guard”
first Revenue Marine Service officer
appointed on March 21, 1790

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events.
 
Location. 43° 3.609′ N, 86° 14.319′ W. Marker is in Grand Haven, Michigan, in Ottawa County. Marker is on South Harbor Drive just north of Sherman Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Marker is embedded in the walkway on the left side of the front entrance ramp at the U.S. Coast Guard Station. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 South Harbor Drive, Grand Haven MI 49417, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S. Coast Guard Women's Reserve (a few steps from this marker); Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Coast Guard Cutters on the Great Lakes (about 500 feet away); Shipwrecks and the Coast Guard / The Escanaba (about 500 feet away); Escanaba Park (about 600 feet away); To The Enlisted Men of the United States Coast Guard
Hopley Yeaton Marker image. Click for full size.
2. Hopley Yeaton Marker
(marker is embedded in the walkway, near the entrance ramp)
(about 600 feet away); In Memory of the Coast Guard Men and Women (about 600 feet away); Escanaba Memorial Park (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Haven.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hopley Yeaton (Wikipedia). Hopley Yeaton was the first officer commissioned under the Constitution of the United States by George Washington into the Revenue Marine, (later known as the Revenue Cutter Service), which was one of the forerunners of the modern day United States Coast Guard. The Coast Guard was later created when the United States Congress merged the Revenue Cutter Service with the US Lifesaving Service in 1915. (Submitted on July 28, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. New England’s Hopley Yeaton: Father of the U.S. Coast Guard. The Revenue Marine started with 10 cutters, and it is fitting that Yeaton, born in Somersworth, N.H., was assigned to the USRC Scammel, named for Col. Alexander Scammell, the New Englander who died at the siege of Yorktown. The Scammel, like all the original cutters, was built for speed to be able to run down ships that might attempt to flee. Yeaton, a veteran sailor who served in the Continental Navy, spent
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nearly 20 years policing the coast. (Submitted on July 28, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 63 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 27, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2. submitted on July 28, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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