My exciting "new" purchase....

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  1. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    I wouldn't consider myself a HUGE antique fan. I enjoy the roadshow as my hope is to someday buy something for nearly nothing and find out it's worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. I don't think it will happen.

    I recently purchased an old Tide Rips.

    "Tide Rips, LITS?" you may ask, "what is that?".

    The yearbook from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy is called the Tide Rips. While I have four Tide Rips of my own (with my mug in 'em), I recently found a much older one.

    I purchased a 1908 U.S. Revenue Cutter School of Instruction Tide Rips. That's right, before the Coast Guard became the "Coast Guard" in 1915, it was called the Revenue Cutter Service, and before the Coast Guard Academy became the "Coast Guard Academy" it was the Revenue Cutter School of Instruction.

    I'm looking forward to the day it arrives in the mail, but there's something special about looking back 100 years at the guys who came to an institution before you. Same interesting inside stories shine through on those pages from 100 years ago, but with far less political correctness.
     
  2. rkrosnar

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    My exciting new purchase

    This is something to treasure for a lifetime.


    RGK
     
  3. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    If you think about the class sizes at that time (4-8ish), there can't be too many floating around these days.
     
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  5. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Nice....


    Just a brief history....

    the U.S. Revenue Cutter School of Instruction was on a cutter in those early years, starting in 1876. The first cutter was the U.S. Revenue Cutter (USRC) Dobbin. The second cutter was USRC Chase, homeported in New Bedford, Mass. until 1900. In 1906 the school moved from the U.S. Revenue Cutter (USRC) Chase to a school yard in Curtis Bay, Md. In 1910 the U.S. Revenue Cutter School of Instruction moved to Fort Trumbull in New London, Conn. and was renamed the U.S. Revenue Cutter Academy. In 1915 the U.S. Revenue Cutter Academy was renamed the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. The U.S. Coast Guard Academy remained in New London ever since, however moved to its current location in 1932.

    That Tide Rips you posted Luigi would most likely be the first taken at the Coast Guard Academy's final resting spot.
     
  6. robin820

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    If anyone is interested in viewing past issues of Tide Rips go to the 2nd floor of the Alumni Building next time you visit, or on Parents Weekend. There is a bookshelf with all of the past issues. They are very interesting to leaf through.
    There is also a large display case of all of the Class Rings as well.
     
  7. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    How far do they go back?
     
  8. USNA1982BGO

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    Just at the Alumni Center last week and the ring collection is very, very nice. It's up on the 2nd floor in a nice display case. The rings go way back (way, way back). It's interesting to see who donated their rings and how the design has changed throughout the years :thumb:
     

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