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Hopley Yeaton Day
Wed, 21 Mar 2012 12:48:43 EST
The tomb of Hopley Yeaton, the first commissioned officer of the Revenue Marine at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT. Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class NyxoLyno Cangemi. On 21 March 1791, President George Washington and Treasury Secretary Thomas Jefferson signed his commission. He was originally buried in Lubec, Maine, but in 1975 his burial site was threatened by modernization. The Corps of Cadets sailed the Barque Eagle to Lubec where his remains were exhumed then laid to rest at the Coast Guard Academy.