Historic Documents & Official Publications (Database)

Documents, including PDF photo collections, reproductions and scans of drawings, illustrations, and images, from the archives of 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.

U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office
2703 Martin Luther King, Jr., Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20593-7031

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Coast Guard Academy - Waesche Hall
15 Mohegan Ave
New London, CT 06320-8100

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Images & Photographs

Life Below Decks [of Revenue Cutters] by GMCM William Wells, II, USCG (Ret.)

An article written by noted Coast Guard veteran and Coast Guard history scholar GMCM William R. Wells, II, USCG (Ret.) discussing what life was really like for the crew aboard a Revenue Cutter .It was originally published in the Commandant's Bulletin (Vol 16-84)..

VIRIN: CGD-200327-795-034.PDF
Photo by: GMCM William R. Wells, II, USCG (Ret.)
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