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Coast Guard Historian's Office logo, designed by Chris Rose, USCG 

Welcome to the website of the U. S. Coast Guard Historian's Office.  We serve as the gateway to the study of our service's illustrious past.  The Historian's Office preserves, promotes and commemorates the Coast Guard's history and heritage in all forms, including official documents, publications and manuals, photographs, oral histories, memoirs, and artifacts, among others. We also help preserve 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.

The links to the left will serve as your initial points of entry.  We hope that you enjoy your visit and thank you for stopping by.

A photo of the first Coast Guard women to be assigned to sea duty, 1973.

Original caption: "Boston--COMING INTO PORT aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Unimak are five women officer candidates training for the first time alongside their male counterparts.  The stopover in Boston is part of a two week training cruise designed to give students of the Coast Guard Officer Candidate School in Yorktown, Virginia a taste of life at sea.  Shown are Officer Candidates (from left to right) Lynn W. Smith, Sue E. Jennings, Bonnijill McGhee, Sheila E. Denison and Margaret R. Riley."
Photo dated 9 May 1973; Release No. 93-73-5; photographer not listed.

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