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.

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1915 Design of New USCG Seal

Official memorandum on the design of the official seal of the U.S. Coast Guard as based on the seal of the Revenue Cutter Service, January 27, 1915. Source: NARA; Box 38; Entry 82A; File 020 File; "File 1910-1922 General."

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