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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USCG Press Release from Third Coast Guard District, No. 92-76 regarding history of Revenue Cutter VIGILANT in New York on 1791, including drawing of VIGILANT underway.

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