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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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Crew of CGC Alder conduct buoy ops.

"Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Alder, a 225-foot Seagoing Buoy Tender homeported in Duluth, Minn., conduct buoy operations during icy conditions, Nov. 28, 2012.  The crew of the Alder was participating in the 9th Coast Guard District's annual Operation Fall Retrieve, which is the nation's largest domestic aids to navigation recovery operation.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Justin Z. Strassfield."; Photo No. 121128-G-ZZ999-001.

Last Modified 11/24/2015