Capt. Calvin Leighton Hooper, of the United States Revenue Cutter Service, was
born in Maine on July 7, 1842, and entered the United States Revenue Cutter Service as a third
lieutenant on June 6, 1866. In this service he remained continually till his death of Bright's
disease in San Francisco on April 29, 1900. He was promoted to second lieutenant on June 24,
1868, to first lieutenant on July 20, 1870, and to captain on October 23, 1879.
He served six years on the North Atlantic coast of the United States, three years on the Great
Lakes, while his last twenty-five years were spent on the Pacific coast, chiefly in Alaskan
waters, where for many years he patroled in and about Bering sea. His annual reports to the Treasury Department have contributed to our knowledge of Alaskan geography.