U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office
2703 Martin Luther King, Jr., Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20593-7031


U.S. Coast Guard Museum
Coast Guard Academy - Waesche Hall
15 Mohegan Ave
New London, CT 06320-8100

Contacting us:  U.S.C.G. Historian's Office

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.

NOTE: Documents provided are in the public domain.

Documents

Dallas Star Jim Davis Dies in His Sleep, newsclipping
JIM DAVIS_NEWS CLIPPING.PDF
U. S. Coast Guard 
Lighthouse Facts
H_LIGHTHOUSEFACTS.PDF
Radio & Satellite Aids to Navigation
A Historical Bibliography
ATON_RADIOBIB.PDF
General Aids to Navigation, Buoys,
ATON Equipment (other than
lighthouses, towers & lenses) ATON
Operations, Waterways Management &
Combined Studies
A Historical Bibliography
ATON_GENERALBIB.PDF
Lighthouses, Light Stations, Lamps, Lenses,
Illuminants, Engineering
& Augustin Fresnel
A Historical Bibliography of Works Published Through 2007
ATON_LIGHTHOUSEBIB.PDF
A History of Buoys and Tenders
by Amy K. Marshall
H_BUOYS.PDF
Lighthouse Keepers
A Historical Bibliography: Lighthouse Keepers, Assistants, & Other Lighthouse Employees & Their Families, Including Their Uniforms & Descriptions of Life at Light Stations
ATON_KEEPERSBIB.PDF
U. S. Coast Guard Historian's Office Archives
Lighthouse Subject Files
LIGHTHOUSE_SUBJECT_FILES.PDF
U. S. Lighthouse Board, Establishment & Service
A Historical Bibliography
ATON_USLHSBIB.PDF
West Coast Lighthouses of the 19th Century
Often called the Father of Motion Picture, Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904) was an English photographer who is well known for his use of multiple cameras to capture motion. In addition to his moving picture studies he was also a talented landscape photographer. In 1871 the Lighthouse Board contracted with Muybridge’s studio Helios to photograph the lighthouses on the west coast. From March to July of that year Muybridge traveled on the Lighthouse Tender Shubrick, photographing the west coast lighthouses for the sum of $20 a day.
Six of these images were included in a traveling exhibit "Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change" at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Tate Britain Museum in London, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Jeffrey Bowdoin, Collections Manager, U.S. Coast Guard Historian’s Office.
19THCENTURYLIGHTS.PDF
U. S. Coast Guard Aids to Navigation:
A Historical Bibliography
H_LHBIB.PDF
United States Department of the Interior
National Park Service (NPS)
National Register of Historic Places Registration Form
Bloody Point
BLOODYPOINTNRHP.PDF
United States Department of the Interior
National Park Service (NPS)
National Register of Historic Places Registration Form
Wolftrap Lighthouse
WOLFTRAP_NRHP.PDF
United States Department of the Interior
National Park Service (NPS)
National Register of Historic Places Registration Form
Turkey Point Lighthouse
TURKEY_POINT_NRHP.PDF
United States Department of the Interior
National Park Service (NPS)
National Register of Historic Places Registration Form
Baltimore Light Station
BALTIMORE_NRHP.PDF
United States Department of the Interior
National Park Service (NPS)
National Register of Historic Places Registration Form
Cape Henry
CAPE_HENRY_NRHP.PDF
United States Department of the Interior
National Park Service (NPS)
National Register of Historic Places Registration Form
Bloody Point
BLOODY_POINT_NRHP.PDF
United States Department of the Interior
National Park Service (NPS)
National Register of Historic Places Registration Form
Smith Point Light Station
SMITH_POINT_NRHP.PDF
United States Department of the Interior
National Park Service (NPS)
National Register of Historic Places Registration Form
Craig Hill Channel Lower Range Rear Light Station
CRAIGHILL_REAR_NRHP.PDF
United States Department of the Interior
National Park Service (NPS)
National Register of Historic Places Registration Form
Cut-off Channel Range Rear Light Station
CUTOFF_REAR_NRHP.PDF