Busting Smugglers & Breaking Codes
Barrels of alcohol seized by Coast Guard Cutter Seneca, 1925
Into the "Jaws of Death"
Photograph taken by Coast Guard Chief Photographer's Mate Robert F. Sargent at Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944.
The Exxon Valdez Disaster
The tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska, March 23, 1989, spilling 11 million gallons of crude oil.
General Slocum Disaster
The June 15, 1904, fire and sinking was the worst maritime disaster of the 20th century until the Titanic surpassed it a few years later.
Wright Brothers' First Flight
This iconic image was taken by US Life-Saving Service Surfman John T. Daniels, Dec. 17, 1903.
Members of the National Coast Guard Museum team will be participating in various events around the country as the team moves from the design to construction stage of this historic project.
McMullen Naval History SymposiumSept. 21 - 22, 2023Presenting: Curatorial Historian Petty Officer Tompkins, "Pencil to Paper, Chalk to Board: Coast Guard Unit 387's Hand-Operated Decryption Methods, 1940 - 1945."
Connecticut Maritime Heritage FestivalSept. 7-8, 2024Come tour America's Tall Ship, the USCGC BARQUE EAGLE (WIX 327), homeported pier side to the National Coast Guard Museum.
"The National Coast Guard Museum remains the Service's top philanthropic priority. I am very excited about the forthcoming National Coast Guard Museum!"
ADM Linda Fagan - Commandant, United States Coast Guard