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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Early U.S. Coast Guard Aviation History -- By CAPT William Wishar, USCG (Ret.)

A letter authored by pioneering CG aviator CAPT William Wishar, USCG (Ret.), in which he describes his experiences in developing aviation for the USCG.

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