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Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Posted by CAPT Kristin Corcoran, USCG Prevention Directorate (CG-54)
On February 14, 1903, congressional action transferred the Steamboat Inspection Service to the newly created Department of Commerce and Labor. It remained here until its functions were transferred to the Coast Guard during World War II.
There is more information on the Steamboat Inspection Service on the US Coast Guard History website.
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