SPARs to the rescue

When FDR signed into law the acceptance of women to the United States Coast Guard, the SPARs were born. These women replaced men at shore stations so they could be released for Sea Duty. These women volunteered their time and duty when their country needed them most to take over arduous tasks at both Officer and Enlisted levels. So I don't think we're alone when we give a big Bravo Zulu to the women who bare not one, but two United States Coast Guard Cutters.

Photo Courtesy of the USCG

Photo Courtesy of the USCG

The Man, The Myth, The Legend: Joshua James

Stemming from the bloodline of heroic family members, Joshua James has been credited for saving hundreds of lives and in some circles, is considered the most celebrated lifesaver in the world. He joined the Massachusetts Humane Society at the age of 15, and stayed there until his death at age 75. 

Designed by the talented Steve Wolf, this shirt pays homage to his legacy. Grab yours today in the Ship's Store while there here, because once we run out, even Cpt. James himself can't save 'em. 

 


Farewell Shipmate

The 41 footer, a staple at the majority of stations throughout the Coast Guard, ended it's 41 year run this past July with the decommissioning of  boat 41410 at Station Grand Haven. Many a sailor spent many hours training and performing countless missions on the 41' UTB, the boat will forever hold a strong legacy in the fleet.  

"A legacy preserved in tens of thousands of lives saved." 

"A legacy preserved in tens of thousands of lives saved." 

BMC Andrew Painter, of CGC Sockeye out of Bodega Bay, CA, was a big part in the creation of this shirt. So a big Bravo Zulu to him.  

Feeling nostalgic?! Grab it here!