Free Lecture: Coast Guard History on Yerba Buena Island | SF
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Since the Yerba Buena Lighthouse was built in 1875, the U.S. Coast Guard and its predecessor services have, true to its motto Semper Paratus, been “always ready” on Yerba Buena Island to protect American safety and security throughout California’s waters. In 1939, the Coast Guard absorbed the U.S. Lighthouse Service and its modern history on the island began. Since then, the Coast Guard has conducted maritime operations and preserved historic sites on Yerba Buena and throughout the Bay Area. Its history touches every piece of the Bay’s maritime environment – Alcatraz Island, ferry boats transits, the Cosco-Busan oil spill, and import and export of materials along the entire coast. Coast Guard operations all the way from Crescent City to Monterey Bay are managed from Yerba Buena Island, and the agency has helped shape the region for over a century. Discover the United States Coast Guard’s origins in the Bay Area and the history and heritage of each of its predecessor agencies.
Speaker: Petty Officer Cree Townsend, USCG
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