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

Rules for Lighthouse Towermen Puerto Rico

"Rules for the Organization and Service for the Lighthouse Towermen of the Island of Puerto Rico" from the newspaper "La Gaceta de Puerto Rico, dated May 2, 1882. Translation provided by Dr. Jose Edwin Nieves, USCG Auxiliary who noted: "I am sending for your records, a translation of the Rules and Regulations Governing the Lighthouse Towermen in PR while under the Spanish. It was posted as a 'public notice' in 'La Gaceta de Puerto Rico' on 2 MAY 1882. I am enclosing the original posting. It is clear the R/R's continue on the next page but I was not able to find it. I prepositions and words deemed necessary for syntax/clarity."

Photo by: Dr. Jose Edwin Nieves, USCG AUX
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