Contributed by Lubec Memorial Library
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.
About This Item
- Title: Hopley Yeaton grave, North Lubec, ca. 1960
- Creator: Comstock, Edith
- Creation Date: circa 1960
- Subject Date: circa 1960
- Town: Lubec
- County: Washington
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 8 cm x 13.5 cm
- Collection: The Edith Comstock Collection
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Sepulchral monuments--Maine--Lubec
- Ship captains--Maine--Lubec
- United States. Coast Guard
- United States. Revenue-Cutter Service
- Yeaton, Hopley--Tomb
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55 Water Street, Lubec, ME 04652
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