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

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Photos

Photographs, including reproductions and scans of drawings, illustrations, and images, depicting 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: Images provided are in the public domain.

Images & Photographs
Station Pea Island, North Carolina
USLSS Station #17, Sixth District
Coast Guard Station #177
Surfman Herbert M. Collins, USCG  
Surfman Herbert M. Collins, a member of the Pea Island Lifesaving crew who served there during World War II.
Courtesy of his daughter, Ms. Joan Collins.
Station Pea Island, North Carolina
USLSS Station #17, Sixth District
 Coast Guard Station #177
Petty Officer First Class First Class Maxie Berry, Sr., USCG
BM 1/c Maxie Berry, Sr., USCG, the Officer in Charge of the historic Pea Island Station, uses a speaking trumpet during a training exercise at Pea Island Station in the early 1940's.
No photo number/date; probably 1942.
Station Pea Island, North Carolina
USLSS Station #17, Sixth District
 Coast Guard Station #177
Original caption: "The only all-colored surf station crew in the U.S. Coast Guard.  Reading left to right, they are: Chief Boatswain's Mate George E. Pruden, in charge; Cleon C. Tillett, B.M.1c.; Maxie M. Berry, Lonnie C. Gary [sic; Gray], Norphlet P. Meekins, John A. Mackey and Maloyd L. Scarborough."  Photo  published in the U.S. Coast Guard magazine, Volume 2, No. 2, December, 1928, p. 24.
Station Pea Island, North Carolina
USLSS Station #17, Sixth District
Coast Guard Station #177
No official caption/date/photo number; photographer unknown. 
The Pea Island Station as it appeared in circa 1942.
Station Pea Island, North Carolina
USLSS Station #17, Sixth District
 Coast Guard Station #177
No official caption/date/photo number; photographer unknown. 
The Pea Island Station as it appeared in circa 1942.
Station Pea Island, North Carolina
USLSS Station #17, Sixth District
 Coast Guard Station #177
Surfman Lonnie C. Gray, USCG   
Surfman Lonnie C. Gray of the Pea Island Station pulls at an oar in the station's surfboat.
No photo number/date; probably 1942.
Station Pea Island, North Carolina
USLSS Station #17, Sixth District
Coast Guard Station #177
Coast Guard Lifeboat Station Pea Island Crew  
Official caption reads: "Coast Guard crew making ready their surfboat at the all-Negro Coast Guard Lifeboat Station at Pea Island, N.C."
No date/photo number; photographer unknown.  Probably 1942.
Station Pea Island, North Carolina
USLSS Station #17, Sixth District
 Coast Guard Station #177
Captain Richard Etheridge and his Pea Island Life-Saving Station crew in 1896.  Etheridge was the first African-American keeper of a U.S. Life-Saving Station and he commanded the only all African-American crew in the U.S.   Etheridge is on the far left.
No official caption/photo number/date; probably 1896.
Station Pea Island, North Carolina
USLSS Station #17, Sixth District
 Coast Guard Station #177
Surfman Fleetwood M. Dunston, USCG  
Surfman Fleetwood M. Dunston of the Pea Island Coast Guard Station signals "Aid is Coming" during a training exercise.
No photo number/date; probably 1942.
Station Pea Island, North Carolina
USLSS Station #17, Sixth District
 Coast Guard Station #177
Surfman Ruben Gallop, USCG  
Surfman Ruben Gallop patrols the beach at the Pea Island Lifeboat Station during World War II.  Note the flashlight he is carrying for signaling.
No photo number/date; probably 1942.
Station Pea Island, North Carolina
USLSS Station #17, Sixth District
 Coast Guard Station #177
Captain Richard Etheridge and his Pea Island Life-Saving Station crew in 1896.  Etheridge was the first African-American keeper of a U.S. Life-Saving Station and he commanded the only all African-American crew in the U.S.   Etheridge is on the far left.
No official caption/photo number/date; probably 1896.
Station Pea Island, North Carolina
USLSS Station #17, Sixth District
 Coast Guard Station #177
No official caption/date/photo number; photographer unknown. 
The Pea Island Station as it appeared in circa 1942.
Station Pea Island, North Carolina
USLSS Station #17, Sixth District
Coast Guard Station #177
Petty Officer First Class Lonnie C. Gray, USCG   
Original caption reads: "Blinking signals from the Lookout Tower at Pea Island identify friendly craft.  Lonnie C. Gray, B.M. 1c is shown on the alert."  
No photo number/date; probably 1942.
Station Pea Island, North Carolina
USLSS Station #17, Sixth District
 Coast Guard Station #177
No official caption/date/photo number; photographer unknown. 
The Pea Island Station as it appeared in circa 1942.
Life Boat Station Venice, Louisiana
CG Station Venice Moorings, no date.
Life Boat Station Venice, Louisiana
CG Station Venice Moorings, no date.
Life Boat Station Venice, Louisiana
Coast Guard Station Venice
24 September 1986, by Keith Spangler
Life Boat Station Venice, Louisiana
CG Station Venice, no date.
Life Boat Station Venice, Louisiana
Coast Guard Light Attendant Station Venice, circa 1972
Life Boat Station Venice, Louisiana
CG Station Venice, no date.