Historic Documents

Documents, including copies, reproductions and scans of documents, reports, articles, publications, etc., detailing the U.S. Coast Guard and its five predecessor agencies: the Revenue Cutter Service, the Life-Saving Service, the Lighthouse Service, the Bureau of Navigation, and the Steamboat Inspection Service from the Coast Guard Archives and Special Collections, Coast Guard, and National Archives.

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The US Coast Guard in Kodiak The First 50 Years 1947 to 1997
Public Affairs Detachment Western Alaska
PAC Kenneth Arbogast
PA1 Marshalena Delaney
SN Jason Lawrence
Kate J. Arbogast
February 1, 1997
CG1471 Loss
Helicopter HH-3
HH3-CG1471LOSS07AUG1981.PDF
SUBJ:  RETIREMENT OF THE 44 FT MOTOR LIFEBOAT
A. PERSONNEL MANUAL, COMDTINST M1000.6 (SERIES)
1. THE RETIREMENT AND DECOMMISSIONING CEREMONY FOR THE COAST
GUARDS LAST 44 FT MOTOR LIFEBOAT (MLB), 44301, IS SCHEDULED FOR 8
MAY 2009 AT COAST GUARD STATION CHATHAM, MASSACHUSETTS.
2002_44-FT-MLB-RETIREMENT...
44 FT MOTOR LIFEBOAT (MLB) Operators Handbook
8 September 1992
44FOOTMLB_CIM_16114_3B.PDF
41' Utility Boat, Large Boat Plans 
41 foot  UTB
41_FOOT_UTB_MODEL_PLANS.PDF
1982 USCG Small Boat Disposition List
USCGSMALLBOATDISPOSITION1...
USCG Standard Boats
USCGSTANDARDBOATS.PDF
USCG Standard Boat List 1944
1944_CGSTANDARDBOATS.PDF
Boat, 30' utility boat medium (UTB) plans
30-FT-UTB-PRELIMINARYPLAN...
Modernization and the Surface Subculture
LT Benajamin Goff
2010
MODERNIZATIONGOFF2010.PDF
Annual Report of the Lighthouse Board to the Secretary of the Treasury for the Fiscal Year ended June 30, 1884.
Washington Printing Office
1884
6613 L H
1884USLHSAPPENDIX2.PDF
USCGC Manzanita Transradio Press December 23 1941
PRESS REPORT COPIED ON US...
United States Coast Guard Kauhola Point Light House HAER No. HI-89
Old Kohala Mill Road
Halaula
Hawaii County
Hawaii
BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS
WRITTEN HISTORICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE DATA
Historic American Engineering Record
National Park Service
Pacific West Regional Office
Oakland, California
KAUHOLAHAER.PDF
Loggerhead Key Lighthouse History
LOGGERHEADKEYHISTORY.PDF
Hispanic-Americans in Coast Guard History
Historical Chronology

The history of Hispanic-Americans in the U.S. Coast Guard may be traced as far back as the early 1800s. Hispanic Americans performed duties at light house stations as keepers and assistant keepers, such as Keeper Juan Andreu who served as the Keeper of the St. Augustine Light from 1824-1845 and Keeper José A. Ramirez, who served as the Head Keeper of the Windward Point Light Station in Cuba, prior to World War II. Others served on board Revenue Service cutters and as surfmen at Life-Saving Service stations along the coast. Many gave their lives in the performance of their duties and others were decorated for their heroism.

19 February 2018
USCG_HISPANIC-AMERICAN_CH...
US Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton's (WHEC-715) Deployment to Vietnam, August 1969 - June 1970
As Told by the Commanding Officer, Captain James H. B. Morton, In Letters called "Family-Grams" to the Folks Back Home

Organized and prefaced by RMC (RET) C. Brent Cole
(RM3 during deployment)
HAM-WHEC DEPLOYMENT TO VI...
Asian American and Pacific Islanders and the U.S. Coast Guard
Historical Information on Asian American and Pacific Islanders in the Coast Guard and Its Predecessor Services
ASIANPACIFICAMERICANS_SEP...
Asian-Pacific Americans & the U.S. Coast Guard Historical Chronology
ASIANPACIFICCHRONOLOGY_SE...
ACTIVE
USCGC ACTIVE and other medium endurance cutters
ACTIVE.PDF
USCGC ACTIVE Draft Report
Medium Endurance Cutter
WA-228_ACTIVE DRAFT REPOR...
1987 Polar Icebreaker Replacement Project
1987-ICEBREAKERREPLACEMEN...