Pirate's Cove, Polperro, Cornwall. Smuggling prospered in Polperro when it was developed as a port in the 12th c. & reached it's zenith in the late 18th c. when Britain's wars w/ America & France hastened high taxation of imported goods. Local fisherman boosted their income by smuggling spirits, tobacco & other goods from Guernsey. A more organized Coast Guard service was introduced in the 19th c. along w/ stiff penalties, & led to much less smuggling.
Chief Petty Officer Karen Voorhees stands in front of an MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter, a common platform for her search and rescue missions. Voorhees is the first woman to be advanced to chief petty officer in the rate of aviation survival technician since women were integrated into Coast Guard active duty service in 1973. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios.