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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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Coast Guard rescue swimmer in action after Hurricane Katrina

"NEW ORLEANS (Sept. 7, 2005) -- A Coast Guard rescue swimmer with the pilots from Airstation Atlantic City, N.J., prepares an elderly man and woman for transport to safety.  Official Coast Guard Photo."  Photo No. 1077936.

CGC Spencer arrives in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina

"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.

More on the Coast Guard's response to Hurricane Katrina.

Last Modified 8/25/2015