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The U.S. Life-Saving Service, a forerunner of the U.S. Coast Guard, was created in the mid-1800s to organize and provide training to crews tasked with assisting shipwrecked mariners.

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While at their posts, life-saving service crews lived in a regimented routine that kept them, and their stations, in top shape. This Soundings article from the June 2017 issue has more.