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

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

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Images & Photographs

Gander -- The CG's Most Famous Rescue of Which You've Never Heard

"The CG's Most Famous Rescue of Which You've Never Heard"; an article by RADM Eric Jones about the USCG SAR at Gander, Newfoundland in 1946. This SAR case demonstrated the utility of using helicopters to effect rescues.

Photo by: RADM Eric C. Jones, USCG
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