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October 15, 2015 - 17:41 -- astrickhouser
Text: 

Congress authorizes Treasury Secretary to undertake the building of 10 CUSTOMS REVENUE CUTTERS. Customs Collectors were tasked with the design, building and selection of crews and captains, and management of the U.S. REVENUE MARINE.

Dates: 
Thursday, December 31, 1789 - 19:00
Media Image: 
flying the U.S. Customs ensign and pennant, the Customs Revenue Cutter "Valiant" fires on British privateer "Dart" off Block Isl
Caption Text: 
October 4, 1813; flying the U.S. Customs ensign and pennant, the Customs Revenue Cutter "Valiant" fires on British privateer "Dart" off Block Island, Rhode Island.