Motorcycle Beach Patrols of WWI

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  1. Night Train

    Night Train Been here awhile

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    During WWI, the Coast Guard was in charge of monitoring the coast for possible enemy invasions. Up until that time, the Life Saving Service had performed it's beach patrols on foot. To increase the speed and distance of these patrols, the Coast Guard decided to purchase Indian motorcycles for it's stations on the eastern Florida coast and Texas. Turns out that 1917 Indians are not the best choice for beach riding...

    Motorcycle Beach Patrols of WWI
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  2. groop

    groop So much to ponder

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    Cool read. Thanks for posting.
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  3. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    Thanks!
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