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Coast Guard History
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ts Afloat & Ashore
U.S. Coast Guard Lightships
& Those of the U.S. Lighthouse Service
A History of U.S. Lightships
, by Willard Flint
"American Lightships, 1820-1983: History, Construction, and Archaeology within the Maritime Cultural Landscape,"
a Master of Arts thesis by Morgan MacKenzie, April, 2011.
Lightships: A complete list by hull number, with information and history on each
Lightships: A Photo Gallery
Recollections of crewmen about life on LV-116 "Chesapeake".
A Snapshot of Life Aboard the USCG Lightship Relief LV-78 / WAL-505 From 1957 to 1959
Collision and Sinking of LV-78 / 505 in 1960: A First-Hand Account
Lightship Files Finding Aid (pdf file)
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