August 4th is National Coast Guard Day! It's a day to honor your favorite "Coastie". The Coast Guard was founded on August 4th, 1790, so happy 230th birthday!

U.S Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Mike Miller

Downeast Maine is lucky to have Coast Guardsmen stationed in Southwest Harbor, on the Clark Point Road. They normally hold a open house every year in July during the Flamingo Festival.

According to Wikepedia, there used to be a Coast Guard station on the Cranberry Islands from 1879-80 to 1946