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.

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Images & Photographs

Evolution of the Life-Saving Service of the U.S. 1st LT Charles Shoemaker, USRCS

First Lieutenant Charles F. Shoemaker, USRCS manuscript entitled The Evolution of the Life-Saving System of the United States, From 1837 to June 3, 1892 An outline of the part taken in development by the United States Revenue Marine, dated 1897. Shoemaker became the Chief of the Revenue Marine Division.

VIRIN: CGD-200407-168-020.PDF
Photo by: Captain Charles F. Shoemaker, USRCS
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