Coast Guard Station Rockland Maine
U.S. Coast Guard Station Rockland Maine
A unit of the Coast Guard’s First District, Station Rockland is located along Maine’s southeastern shore. This coin pays tribute to the brave men and women who serve this installation conducting fisheries management, aids to navigation, search and rescue, and national defense missions.
Built in 1946, Station Rockland replaced two existing stations in the area that date back to the early 1920s, one at White Head and the other at Two Bush Island. From its opening until 1965, it served as the operational command for the region. Today, Station Rockland serves within Group Southwest Harbor, which covers an area of approximately 5,000 nautical miles stretching from Port Clyde, Maine north to the Canadian border.
This challenge coin is a tangible testament to the history of Station Rockland and the Coast Guard’s steadfast commitment to protecting America’s coastlines and waterways—no matter how remote the location or how extreme the weather might get. Minted in bronze with antique finish and bold enameling on both sides, the obverse features a Coast Guard Cutter at sea. The reverse bears the official Coast Guard emblem.
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