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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Washington, DC 20593-7031

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

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Images & Photographs

1899 USRCS Officers Petition Regarding Retirement System For the RCS

Letter with attachments to Captain Charles F. Shoemaker, Chief of Division of Revenue Cutter Service, dated April 8, 1899 regarding USRCS officers' support of Congressional Bill H. R. 11953, 55th Congress "To Promote the Efficiency of the Revenue Cutter Service." Copy in C. G. Porcher, USRCS-Engineer papers (U.S.R.C.S. history file; USCG Historian's Office Special Collections).

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