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


U.S. Coast Guard Museum
Coast Guard Academy - Waesche Hall
15 Mohegan Ave
New London, CT 06320-8100

Contacting us:  U.S.C.G. Historian's Office

Images & Photographs

Death of a Wooden Shoe

Death of a Wooden Shoe - A Sailor's Diary of Life and Death on the Greenland Patrol, 1942 by Thaddeus D. Novak and edited by P.J. Capelotti, Ph.D., USCGR. This true story is dedicated to the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard vessel NATSEK, whose lives were claimed by the sea, and to the crew of the U.S.C.G. vessel NANOK and it's one-of-a-kind skipper Magnus G. Magnusson and, finally, to all others who comprised the Greenland Patrol during World War

VIRIN: CGD-200407-462-021.PDF
Photo by: USCG Historians Office & PACM Peter Capelotti
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