Welcome to the website of the U. S. Coast Guard Historian's Office. We are proud to serve as the gateway to the study of our service's illustrious past. The Historian's Office collects, preserves, promotes and commemorates the Coast Guard's history and heritage in all forms, including the history and heritage of each of the five predecessor agencies that make up today's Coast Guard: the Revenue Cutter Service, the Life-Saving Service, the Lighthouse Service, the Bureau of Navigation and the Steamboat Inspection Service.
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"The Coast Guard Cutter Spencer, a 270-foot medium endurance cutter
homeported in Portsmouth, Va., sits at anchor in the Mississippi near the
heart of downtown [New Orleans] Sept. 1, 2005. The cutter Spencer is
in town to aid in the relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina victims in the
greater New Orleans area. U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer
2nd Class Bobby Nash."
Photo No. 1077956; dated 4 September 2005.