... The 2017 United States Coast Guard Festival ...
Grand Haven, Michigan
Coast Guard Festival
On this day in 1790, the Revenue Cutter Service was created by the U.S.
Congress authorized the construction of ten cutters.
These ships were built to enforce U.S. tariff laws.
The Revenue Cutter Service was the predecessor the U.S. Coast Guard.
The name "Coast Guard" was first used in 1915.