Hopley Yeaton grave, North Lubec, ca. 1960

Contributed by Edith Comstock through Lubec Memorial Library

Hopley Yeaton grave, North Lubec, ca. 1960

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In 1790 President Washington commissioned Hopley Yeaton as the first officer of the Revenue Cutter Service (later to become the United States Coast Guard). He was sent to the Passamaquoddy region charged with curtailing smuggling.

Considered the "Father of the Coast Guard," Yeaton settled in North Lubec where he spent the rest of his life. He died May 12, 1812 and was buried at Globe Cove.

His body was later exhumed and moved to a tomb at the U. S. Coast Guard Academy.

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About This Item

  • Title: Hopley Yeaton grave, North Lubec, ca. 1960
  • Creator: Comstock, Edith
  • Creation Date: circa 1960
  • Subject Date: circa 1812
  • Town: Lubec
  • County: Washington
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 8 cm x 13.5 cm
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Lubec Memorial Library
55 Water Street, Lubec, ME 04652
(207) 733-2491

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