Welcome to the official website of the U. S. Coast Guard Historian's Office. We serve as the gateway to the study of our service's illustrious past and are charged with preserving, promoting and commemorating its history and heritage. That includes preserving the history and heritage of each of its five predecessor agencies: 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 into our past.
We hope that you enjoy your visit and thank you for stopping by.
Original caption: ""Boot Days' at
Manhattan Beach [;]
'Capt. Bleigh' [sic] Perkins BM1/c in charge."
No date [probably 1943; CG Historical Archive Collection].