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1920 - Prohibition, later called the "noble experiment" by President Herbert Hoover, became the law of the land on 16 January 1920, one year after the 36th state ratified the 18th Amendment to the Constitution. Enforcement of the law fell to the Department of the Treasury and the Coast Guard was charged with interdicting the flow of "Demon Rum" ...more

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(LORAIN, Ohio) Coast Guard Station Lorain personnel swim into the Black River to rescue a black swan whose leg and wing were frozen into the ice Jan. 11, 2009. The swan was freed from the ice by the station crew and transported to the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center in Bay Village. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Chief Petty Officer Seth Tomas). Image Download

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