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Page 41 - It also provided that it shall constitute a part of the military forces of the United States, and shall operate under the Treasury Department in time of peace and operate as a part of the Navy, subject to the orders of the Secretary of the Navy, in time of war or when the President shall so direct.
Page 64 - Jack" is the union or blue field of the flag. The Revenue Marine Service flag, authorized by Act of Congress, March 2, 1799, was originally prescribed to "consist of sixteen perpendicular stripes, alternate red and white, the union of the ensign bearing the arms of the United States in dark blue on a white field.
Page 20 - January, 1914. 2. All other treaties, conventions and arrangements relating to safety of life at sea, or matters appertaining thereto, at present in force between governments parties to the present convention, shall continue to have full and complete effect during the terms thereof as regards...
Page 71 - ... close to one another to permit the entire intervening distance to be patrolled, a half-way point is established, at which point each patrol-man must deposit a brass check bearing the name of his station and his number in the crew. This is taken up on the next visit by the patrol-man from the adjacent station, who in turn leaves his check. The first patrol-man at night returns all checks of the previous night. Where the patrols do not connect the patrol-man carries a watchman's clock or time detector,...
Page 42 - ... the Coast Guard, which shall constitute a part of the military forces of the United States and which shall operate under the Treasury Department in time of peace and operate as a part of the Navy, subject to the orders of the Secretary of the Navy, in time of war or when the President shall so direct.
Page 41 - Service was originally established in 1790, at the second session of the First Congress, upon the recommendation of the first Secretary of the Treasury, as the result of the, need for the services of a coast patrol for the enforcement of the customs laws and an organized armed force for the protection of the seacoast.
Page 24 - ... at such rate, not to exceed ten dollars for each volunteer, as the Secretary of the Treasury may determine ; pay of volunteer crews for drill and exercise ; fuel for stations and houses of refuge ; repairs and outfits for same ; rebuilding and improvement of same ; supplies and provisions for houses of refuge, and for shipwrecked persons succored at stations ; traveling expenses of officers under orders from the Treasury Department ; for carrying out the provisions of sections seven and eight...