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

Evolution of Life-Saving System 1837-1892

"The Evolution of the Life-Saving System of the United States from 1837 to June 30, 1892. An Outline of the Part Taken in its Development by the United States Revenue Marine." By 1st. Lieut. C. F. Shoemaker (Late Asst. Inspector of Life-Saving Stations.

Photo by: 1st LT Chares F. Shoemaker, USRM
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