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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US Revenue Cutter Service Flag

Article by Captain H. D. Smith, USRCS entitled "The United States Revenue Cutter Flag." Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly 39, No. 3 (March, 1895) , pp. 340-347. Scan of a photostatic copy found in William D. Wilkinson Papers, USCG Historian's Office Special Collections; file folder "U.S. Revenue Marine Service -- General Articles, Clippings."

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