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.

Evolution of Life-Saving System 1837-1892

"The Evolution of the Life-Saving System of the United States from 1837 to June 30, 1892. An Outline of the Part Taken in its Development by the United States Revenue Marine." By 1st. Lieut. C. F. Shoemaker (Late Asst. Inspector of Life-Saving Stations.

Photo by: 1st LT Chares F. Shoemaker, USRM
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