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U.S. Coast Guard History

Articles, Information & Downloadable Files (PDFs, PowerPoints, etc.)

A collage of historic Coast Guard photographs

Overview Histories:

History of the U.S. Coast Guard, Revenue Marine & Revenue Cutter Service:

U.S. Lighthouse Service History:U.S. Lighthouse Service logo

U.S. Life-Saving Service History:

  • History of the Life-Saving Service  PowerPoint icon   PDF icon

  • Sand Pounders: An Interpretation of the history of the U.S. Life-Saving Service, Based on its Annual Reports for the Years 1870 Through 1914 by Captain Robert F. Bennett, USCG (Ret.).

  •  Organization and Methods of the United States Life-Saving Service, (a paper "read before the Committee on Life-Saving Systems and Devices, International Marine Conference, November 22, 1889" by Sumner I. Kimball, General Superintendent of the Service, and published on 5 January 1894 "for the information of officers and employees of the Service and others interested." Washington: GPO, 1894).

U.S. Steamboat Inspection Service & U.S. Bureau of Navigation History:

General Histories (by region, period, missions, etc.):

  • Rum War At Sea, by Malcolm F. Willoughby USCGR (T), 1964 (reprinted 1972)

 Publications and History: 2000 to the Present:

Heritage, Traditions & Miscellaneous:

  • Flags (including service emblems, logos, pennants, seals & streamers)

The cutter Rush at Dutch Harbor, Alaska, in 1901.  
	Photo taken from Standard Oil Dock (now the Delta Western Fuel Dock).

The Revenue Cutter Rush fires a salute on Independence Day, 1901,  at Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

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