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.

1876 USLSS Station List
USLSSSTATIONLIST1876.PDF
1900 USLSS Annual Report, Brazos Texas
USLSSANNUALREPORT1900BRAZ...
1878 USLSS Act
1878_USLSS_ACT.PDF
Air Station Annette, Alaska
AIRSTA_ANNETTE.PDF
FREQUENTLY CLOSE TO THE POINT OF PERIL: 
A HISTORY OF BUOYS AND TENDERS IN U.S. COASTAL WATERS 
1789 - 1939 © 
  
A Thesis 
Presented to 
the Faculty of the Department of History 
East Carolina University 
In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree 
Master of Arts in Maritime History/Nautical Archaeology 
  
by 
Amy K. Marshall 
April 1997
AMY_MARSHALL_THESIS.PDF
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
Fresnel Lenses Still in Operation (as of Decemer, 2008)
CG_CLASSICAL_LENS_IN_OPER...
CULTURAL RESOURCES REMOTE-SENSING SURVEY OF HALFMOON REEF, MATAGORDA BAY, MATAGORDA COUNTY, TEXAS 
 
November 2010 
 
FINAL REPORT 
 
 By 
 
Charles E. Pearson 
 
Coastal Environments, Inc. 1260 Main Street Baton Rouge, LA  70802 
 
Texas Archeology Permit Number 5429
HALFMOONREEFFINAL2010.PDF
Gallery of Interesting Lighthouses and Pictures
LIGHTHOUSEGALLERY.PDF
Loggerhead Key Lighthouse, Dry Tortugas, Florida 
2009
LOGGERHEADKEYHISTORY.PDF
LIGHTHOUSES, LENSES, ILLUMINANTS, ENGINEERING,  & AUGUSTIN FRESNEL
A Historical Bibliography on Works Published Through 2007
ATON_LIGHTHOUSEBIB2007.PDF
D17LighthousesLTBOOK
Coast Guard Lighthouses and other aids to navigation in Alaskan History
D17LighthousesLTBOOK.PDF
HISTORICALLY FAMOUS LIGHTHOUSES
H_FAMOUSLIGHTHOUSES.PDF
Craighill Channel Rear Range Lighthouse lens removal

On 11 August 2010 Coast Guard personnel from Aids to Navigation Team Baltimore, Civil Engineering Unit Cleveland, and Coast Guard Curatorial Services removed the 4th order fresnel lens at Craighill Channel Rear Range Lighthouse.  The aid was slated for modernization and with the combined efforts from the various Coast Guard personnel involved the lens was safely removed from the lantern room, transported down the lighthouse shaft and onto shore.
CRAIGHILL_CHANNEL_REAR_RA...
An Alphabetical Listing of Lighthouse Files Held by the Historian’s Office
LIGHTHOUSEINDEX.PDF
USCG Museum Normandy Exhibit - The U.S. Coast Guard at D-day.
DDAY PANEL 2 FINAL HR
USCG Museum Normandy Exhibit - The U.S. Coast Guard at D-day.
DDAY PANEL 3 FINAL HR
USCG Museum Normandy Exhibit - The U.S. Coast Guard at D-day.
DDAY PANEL 1 FINAL HR
USCG Museum Normandy Exhibit - The U.S. Coast Guard at D-day.
DDAY PANEL 5 FINAL HR
USCG Museum Normandy Exhibit - The U.S. Coast Guard at D-day.
DDAY PANEL 4 FINAL HR