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.

1830-1847 Documents Concerning Employment of African-Americans Aboard Cutters

Transcriptions of various letters & memos regarding the employment of African Americans aboard Revenue Cutters dating from 1830 until 1847; all original documents are now at the National Archives and Records Administration (transcriptions lists NARA reference files).

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