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Calumet I (Harbor Cutter)

Calumet is a peace pipe of the North American Indians; it is also the name of several cities and towns in the United States.


The first Calumet, a harbor cutter, was built at Buffalo, N.Y., and accepted for service by the Coast Guard in October 1894. During the Spanish-American War she operated with the Navy, serving as a part of the North Atlantic Squadron, and performing patrol duties along the coast. Temporarily transferred to the Navy again during World War I she was assigned to the 3d Naval District under the command of Commander, New York Division, United States Coast Guard. Again she operated on vital coastal patrol duty, guarding against the possible approach of enemy ships. Calumet was returned to the Treasury Department 28 August 1919.

Published: Mon Jun 29 14:42:30 EDT 2015