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.

U. S. Coast Guard Icebreakers 
Historical Bibliography
ICEBREAKERS_BIBLIOGRAPHY.PDF
ICEBREAKERS AND THE U.S. COAST GUARD  
by Donald L. Canney
ICEBREAKERS_D. CANNEY_199...
Congressional Research Service
Coast Guard Polar Icebreaker Modernization: Background and Issues for Congress
Ronald O'Rourke
May 10, 2013
CRS_ICEBREAKERMODERNIZATI...
Three Centuries Under Three Flags: The Story of Governors Island from 1637 (USCG, 1978)
GOVERNORSISLAND1978.PDF
CH-1 TO THE COATINGS AND COLOR MANUAL, COMDTINST M10360.3C
1997
CH-1 TO THE COATINGS AND ...
USCG COATINGS AND COLOR REGULATIONS, 1935
USCG_PAINTING_REGS_1935.PDF
USCG COATINGS AND COLOR REGULATIONS, 1973
USCG_PAINTING_REGS_1973.PDF
USCG Paint Manual, circa 1952, Publication CG-362
1952 USCG Paint & Col...
USCG COATINGS AND COLOR REGULATIONS, 1965
1965_CG263_USCG_PAINT_AND...
1952 Color Manual Color Chips
1952_COLORCHIPS.PDF
1934 Instruction to US Coast Guard Stations
1934INSTRUCTIONSCOASTGUAR...
1916 USCG Instructions for Painting Stations
1916_USCGPAINTINGSTATIONS...
1916 USCG Instructions for Painting Stations
Painting and color regulations
1916_PAINTING_REGS.PDF
1921 USCG Instructions for Painting Stations
USCG Instructions for Pai...
1873 USLSS Regulations
1873-USLSS-REGS.PDF
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