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 gateway to our past.
We hope that you enjoy your visit and thank you for stopping by.
U.S. Revenue Cutter Seminole patrolling the America's Cup Race off New York, 1901.
Note the large number of guests on board.
Detroit Publishing Company photograph, Courtesy of Library of Congress. Photo No. 021671.