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Alexander Hamilton: Guiding Light of America's Commerce

Coast Guard Day Program:  Alexander Hamilton: Guiding Light of America's Commerce, a presentation by Wade R. Goria.

Free and open to the public.  Reservations are recommended due to limited seating. 

The U.S. Coast Guard traces its origins to August 4, 1790 when Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton's request for a fleet of revenue cutters was approved by Congress.  The year before, as the first Superintendent of the Light House Establishment, Hamilton was instrumental in creating a centralized and efficient agency to oversee a national network of aids to navigation.  Join us on August 10 to hear about this founding father and the role he played in the advancement of maritime trade and commerce when our nation was young.

Wade R. Goria is a retired teacher of social studies, and a former Adjunct Professor of Social Sciences at New York University, where for eighteen years, he taught courses in International Relations. Wade also served as Director of Development and Communications for the International Peace Academy (affiliated with the United Nations). Wade is a graduate of Oxford University, St. Antony's College, where he received an M. Litt in International Relations. He is the author of the book Sovereignty and Leadership in Lebanon, 1943-1976 as well as numerous articles covering a wide range of political, historical, and maritime subjects.  He is a volunteer docent at the National Lighthouse Museum and a lecturer aboard NLM boat tours.

Earlier Event: August 10
Ship open
Later Event: August 12
Ship open