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Empire Editorial: Happy birthday, U.S. Coast Guard

...the U.S. Army left Alaska in 1877, it was the Revenue Cutter Service that gave muscle to the authority of the customs collector in Sitka - then Alaska's top government official.After the U.S. Navy arrived in 1879, the Revenue Cutter...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-04/empire-editorial-happy-birthday-us-co
Opinion
Alaska's motley early governors

...Department agent," Pula wrote. During his time as a Treasury agent, Krzyzanowski uncovered corruption by the customs collector in Sitka, investigated reports of gold discoveries and reported the potential for revenue fraud in the area, among...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2011-08-20/alaskas-motley-early-governors
Neighbors
Kake tribes take the head of an American official

...could find. Isaac and Rebecca Ebey homesteaded on Whidbey in 1850, and by 1853, Issac had been appointed U.S. Customs collector. It was his attempts at collecting custom duties in the San Juan Islands that touched off the Pig War between the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022908/nei_252437545.shtml
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