The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sledge, a 75-foot Inland Construction Tenders based out of Baltimore, Maryland, finish a day of aids to navigation work on the Delaware River near Philadelphia, April 19, 2017. Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 2nd Class Daniel Scott.
Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton, a National Security Cutter, makers her maiden arrival Charleston, S.C., Nov. 24, 2014. Hamilton is the first NSC to be stationed on the East Coast since the new class of cutters was established. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Stephen Lehmann)
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle makes it way along the Hudson River before docking next to the Intrepid Air and Space Museum, August 4, 2016 in New York City. Thursday is National U.S. Coast Guard Day in the United States. On this day 226 years ago, Alexander Hamilton requested Congress to create the U.S. Coast Guard.