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.

Death of a Wooden Shoe

Death of a Wooden Shoe - A Sailor's Diary of Life and Death on the Greenland Patrol, 1942 by Thaddeus D. Novak and edited by P.J. Capelotti, Ph.D., USCGR. This true story is dedicated to the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard vessel NATSEK, whose lives were claimed by the sea, and to the crew of the U.S.C.G. vessel NANOK and it's one-of-a-kind skipper Magnus G. Magnusson and, finally, to all others who comprised the Greenland Patrol during World War

VIRIN: CGD-200407-462-021.PDF
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