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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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

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Images & Photographs

1941 World Affairs & The Coast Guard" by RADM Russell R. Waesche, USCG

Article entitled "World Affairs and the Coast Guard -- An Insight Into the Official Plans and Expanded Duties of the U.S. Coast Guard During the National Emergency," by Rear Admiral Russell R. Waesche, Commandant, USCG. Coast Guard Magazine, Vol. 14, No. 1 (February, 1941), pp. 5-6.

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