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.
The links to the left will serve as your initial "ports of entry" into our past. We hope that you enjoy your visit and thank you for stopping by.
Original caption: "Tennessee Exposition, 1907."
The U.S. Lighthouse Establishment's display area at a 1907 exposition, with examples
of the various Fresnel lenses and other aids to navigation equipment in use around the country.
Note the lighthouse models, lamps and other equipment used by light keepers.