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.

USCG Communications History

"The Coast Guard Operates Through Communications: The Smallest of the Nation's Armed Forces Depends on Electrical Communications to Direct and Coordinate Its Many and Varied Duties and Responsibilities." By Admiral Joseph F. Farley, USCG. Reprinted article from Bell Telephone Magazine, Winter 1946-47

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