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1963 - Coast Guard Presidential Security Detachment 40-ft chase boats at the new concrete docks at USCG Station Lake Worth Inlet
Early 1963 Copyright 1963 Carl Backman

1963 - Coast Guard Presidential Security Detachment 40-ft chase boats at the new concrete docks at USCG Station Lake Worth Inlet

USCG Station Lake Worth Inlet, Peanut Island, Florida


Thank you to QMCS Carl Backman, USCG-Retired, for contributing this great image of the boats at the new concrete docks constructed at CGSTA Lake Worth Inlet. The view is looking NNW towards Peanut Island. The station's boat house is on the far right and is preserved and used by the Palm Beach Maritime Museum organization. Senior Chief Backman was part of an eight man detachment from Woods Hole, Massachusetts in the First Coast Guard District, that served as President John F. Kennedy's Security Detail. During summer months they worked from a private home in Hyannis, Massachusetts.

He says: "When President Kennedy's family moved to West Palm Beach after Thanksgiving 1962 we moved with them. We returned to Base Woods Hole in the spring of 1963. There was three groups of people at the station: those permanently assigned to the station and were not involved in the Security Patrol, TAD personnel from the Seventh Coast Guard District who were trained by and worked for us during the President's stay. We were Temporary Additional Duty from CCGDONE and we ran the Security Patrol."

Senior Chief Backman retired from the U. S. Coast Guard in May 1979.

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