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U.S. Life-Saving Service

A Historical Bibliography


Note: The following bibliography contains works concerned specifically with the U.S. Life-Saving Service and the various volunteer organizations that preceded it, the keepers and crews of the many stations, as well as accounts of rescues through 1915.   Descriptions of stations, surfboats, and other equipment used by the USLSS will be found in the bibliographies on those subjects.  Rescues after 1915 will be found in the Search and Rescue Bibliography and please note that there is special section concerned with famous shipwrecks and disasters after 1915 as well.  


Articles:

"The Absecon Station Crew in 1895." Coast Guard Magazine (Jan 1933), p. 8.

Allen, Benjamin. "Clara Belle Cove: A Story of Old Cape Cod," Coast Guard Magazine X (Aug 1937) pp. 8, 10-11.

Allen, Frederick S. "How a Line was Shot Over the Wrecked Schooner, G.W. Kimball on Cuttyhunk, March 20, 1873, During a Fearful Gale." Along the Coast I, No. 2 (Apr 1909), p. 13.

"Among the Life Savers: Schooner's [Swallow] Crew Drowns in Wreck Off Blue Point--Life Savers Unable to Give Aid." Along the Coast I, No. 1 (Mar 1909), p. 8; No. 2 (Apr 1909), p. 8;

"Among the Life Savers: The Late Joshua P. Griffin, an Old Life Saver, a Subject of Charity for 18 Years." Along the Coast I, No. 3 (May 1909), p. 8

"Among the Life Savers: The Life Savers of Cape Henlopen Station Add Another Daring Rescue to Their Long List of Achievements." Along the Coast I, No. 1 (Mar 1909), p. 8.

Anthony, Samuel J. "The Wreck of the City of Columbus." Along the Coast I, No. 2 (Apr 1909), p. 14.

Bellin, Jack.  "Valor at Sea: The Story of the U.S. Life Saving Service."  The Elks Magazine 81, No. 2 (July/August 2002), pp. 36-39, 44.

Bennett, Robert F.  "Asking the Big Question: Why Was There a United States Life-Saving Service?  Part One." Wreck & Rescue Vol. 6, No. 2 (Aug 2003), pp. 8-12.  

________.  "Asking the Big Question: Why Was There a United States Life-Saving Service?  Part Two." Wreck & Rescue Vol. 6, No. 3 (Nov 2003), pp. 17-19.

________.  "The Lifesavers: For Those in Peril on the Sea." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 102 (Mar 1976), pp. 54-63.

Benson, Rodney J. "Romance and Story of Pea Island Station." Coast Guard Magazine VI (Nov 1932), p. 52.

Bibb, A.B. "The Life-Saving Service on the Great Lakes." Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly XIII (Apr 1882), pp. 386-398.

"Big Schooner Runs Aground [schooner Jennie French Potter]."  Along the Coast I, No. 4 (Jun 1909), p. 11.

"Billie Larkin, an ex-Surfman, Who is Spending His Last Days in the Rhode Island Hospital." Along the Coast I, No. 4 (Jun 1909), p. 8.

Block, Eugene B. "Uncle Sam's Life Savers at San Francisco," The Overland Monthly LVII (Jul-Dec 1911), pp. 20-28.

Buckholz, Margaret.  "Gold Medals on the Jersey Shore [ Ship Bottom LSS crew and rescue of Abiel Abbott crew ]." Wreck & Rescue 7, No. 4 (Feb 2005), pp. 20-23.

________. "Shipwrecks on the Jersey Shore: The Henry R. Congdon and Mary F. Kelly."  Wreck & Rescue Vol. 6, No. 2 (Aug 2003), pp. 4-7.

"Captain Charles and Crew of the Orleans Station [rescue of crew of steamer H.F. Dimock]." Along the Coast I, No. 2 (Apr 1909), p. 9.

"Capt. B. Frank Langdon and Crew of Long Beach Station Who Assisted in the Rescue of the Crew of the Schooner Arlington. . ." Along the Coast I, No. 7 (Sep 1909), p. 5.

"Capt. George F. Reynolds, A Well-known Life-Saver, Keeper of Pope's Island U.S.L.S. Station, Chincoteague Island, Virginia."  Along the Coast I, No. 6 (Aug 1909), pp. 11-12.

"Capt. Charles Henry Davis and Crew of Ildico."  Along the Coast I, No. 3 (May 1909), p. 12.

"Capt. Frederick S. Allen." Along the Coast I, No. 2 (Apr 1909), pp. 13-14.

"Capt. George W. Bowley, Supt. Second U.S. Life-Saving District." Along the Coast I, No. 3 (May 1909), p. 11.

"Capt. Herbert M. Knowles."  Along the Coast I, No. 4 (Jun 1909), p. 11.

"Capt. John S. Clark [rescue of steamer R.D. Inman]."  Along the Coast I, No. 3 (May 1909), p. 13.

"Capt. John T. Doxsee, a Hero of the Long Island Coast, Keeper of Fire Island U.S. Life-Saving Station." Along the Coast I, No. 3 (May 1909), p. 9.

"Capt. Joseph C. Kelley and Crew, Monomoy Point Station." Along the Coast I, No. 2 (Apr 1909), p. 13.

"Capt. Silas H. Harding, Supt. First Life-Saving District." Along the Coast I, No. 2 (Apr 1909), p. 12.

"Capt. William H. Reinhart and Crew of Rockaway Station." Along the Coast I, No. 5 (Jul 1909), p. 8.

"Capt. William Walker, a Hero of the Great Lakes Keeper of Sleeping Bear Point, U.S.L.S. Station, Glen Haven, Michigan." Along the Coast I, No. 6 (Aug 1909), p. 13.

Carpenter, Frank G. "United States Life Saving Service." Popular Science Monthly XLIV (Jan 1894), p. 346.

"City Point Life-Saving Station." Along the Coast I, No. 6 (Aug 1909), pp. 9-10.

Clark, E.P. "Life Saving Service." Nation (Sep 7, 1899), p. 182.

Claudy, C.H. "Heroes Who Are Not Soldiers," The World Today (July 1907), pp. 1022-1035.

"Col. William Bolton, Gen. Supt. of U.S.L.S. Service Telephone System." Along the Coast I, No. 3 (May 1909), p. 10.

Collins, George. "Yaquina Bay Lighthouse and Life-Saving Station, 1871-1933." Lighthouse Digest Vol. XXIX, No. 2 (May, 2013), pp. 24-27.

Couch, Danny, Noah Price and Shawn Gray. "A History of the U.S. Life-Saving Service on Hatteras Island." Cape Hatteras School Sea Chest (Winter 1977).

Cox, Samuel S. "The Life Saving Service." North American Review CXXXII (May 1881), p. 482.

Dalton, J.W. "Life Savers of Cape Cod." Coast Guard Magazine 3 (July 1930), pp. 10-13, 42-43; (Aug 1930), pp. 52-55; (Sep 1930), pp. 40-45; (Oct 1930), pp. 22-25; 4 (Nov 1930), pp. 40-45; (Dec 1930), pp. 36-39; (Jan 1931), pp. 38-41; (Feb 1931), pp. 38-40; (Mar 1931), pp. 42-45; (Apr 1931), pp. 41-45.

Davis, Margaret. "The Carolina Banks, The Mother of Men." Coast Guard Magazine VI (Nov 1932), pp. 46-51.

Davis, Rebecca H. "Life Saving Stations." Lippincott's Magazine XVII (Mar 1876), pp. 301-310.

"Difficulties Encountered by Life-Savers."  Along the Coast I, No. 3 (May 1909), pp. 10, 18.

Doughty, Francis A. "Life at a Life Saving Station." Catholic World LXV (July 1897), pp. 514-527.

"Driftwood: Ships That Never Returned."  Along the Coast I, No. 1 (Mar 1909), p. 8.

"E. Forest Stephens, Who Was at Wreck of Circassian." Along the Coast I, No. 5 (Jul 1909), pp. 14-15.

Egan, Leona Rust.  Eugene O'Neill and His Cape Cod Home: Living in a Life-Saving Station [Peaked Hill Bars LSS]."  Wreck & Rescue , Vol. 9, No 2 (Aug 2006), pp. 15-17.

Edwards, Jesse T. "Loss of the Catherine on Long Island." Along the Coast I, No. 6 (Aug 1909), p. 7.

"Edwin E. Chapman: District Supt. 10th District, Buffalo, N.Y." Along the Coast I, No. 8 (May 1910), p. 21.

"$8,000 Lifeboat for Wood End: Cape Cod Lifesavers have Finest Craft in the World in New and Powerful Motor Run Victory." Along the Coast I, No. 8 (May 1910), p. 16.

Emery, Clay. "Soldiers of the Sea." The Outing Magazine 50 (Apr-Sep 1907), pp. 36-45.

Field, Van.  "New York Roots: The Life Saving Benevolent Association."  Wreck & Rescue Vol. 6, No. 2 (Aug 2003), pp. 16-17.

"The First Life Car." Along the Coast I, No. 9 (June 1910), p. 14.

"First Life Saving Station." Proceedings of the Merchant Marine Council 8 (July 1951), p. 147.

Freeman, Rev. T.J.A., S.J. "The Life-Saving Service of the United States." American Catholic Quarterly Review XVIII (July 1893), pp. 650-666.

"FROM LONG BRANCH: Exhibition of Life-Saving Apparatus; Mrs. [Abraham] Lincoln Witnesses the Methods of Saving; The Ball in the Evening." Wreck & Rescue, Vol. 12, No. 3 (Sep 2011), pp. 24-25.

"From Photographs Taken by 'Along the Coast' Photographer, Who Boarded the Wrecked Steamer with Monomoy Point Life-Saving Crew."  Along the Shore I, No. 2 (Apr 1909), p. 7.

Galluzzo, John. "Aftermath of the Portland Gale [1898]." Hull Lifesaving Museum The Station Log Vol. 4, No. 1 (Winter 1999), pp. 1-4.

________.  "Big Shoes To Fill."  Wreck & Rescue No. 18 (WInter 2001), pp. 4-8.

________. "Joshua James and the Great Storm of November 1898." Wreck & Rescue No. 9 (Fall 1998), pp. 3-7.

________. "Surfman William Drazel of the Louisville Floating Life-Saving Station: America's Only Inland Life-Saving Station."  Wreck & Rescue No. 14 (Summer 2000), pp. 10-13.

________. "Thomas J. Maddock: The Creative Keeper of Newburyport." Wreck & Rescue, Vol. 12, No. 3 (Sep 2011), pp. 26-27.

Gamage, David. "Growing Pains and Politics: White Head Life-Saving Station, 1873 - 1878." Wreck & Rescue 7, No. 2 (Aug 2004), pp. 6-13.

________.   "Our Sister Service; The U.S. Life Saving Service, 1878-1915: Whitehead Island Life-Saving Station, St. George, Maine."   The Keeper's Log (Fall 2000), pp. 12-14.

"General Superintendent S.I. Kimball, Assistant Superintendent O.M. Maxim, and U.S. Surfmen on Steps of Treasury Building, After Shaking Hadns with President Taft in the White House."  Along the Coast I, No. 5 (Jul 1909), p. 2.

Gibbs, Maurice. "The Humane Society of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts." Wreck & Rescue No. 12 (Fall 1999), pp. 1014.

"Great Lakes Grit: Rescues and Disaster: April 10-29, 1880; From Keeper Jerome Kiah's Station Log."  The Keeper's Log (Summer 2001), pp. 28-33.

Halminski, Michael. "Lifeboat Drill." Mariners Weather Log (Fall 1992), pp. 36-39.

"Helena Ashore at Scituate."  Along the Shore I, No. 1 (Mar 1909), p. 21.

Hewitt, Arthur. "The Coast Patrol."  The Outlook 79, No. 1 (Jan 7 1905).

________. "The Coast Patrol."  The Outlook (Mar 4, 1905), p. 531.

Hill, Donna.  "David Atkins, Hero of Cape Cod." Wreck & Rescue No. 8 (Spring & Summer 1998), pp. 5-9.

________.   "A True Surfwoman: Ida Lewis: Wrecks and Rescues." Wreck & Rescue No. 12 (Fall 1999), pp. 10-14.

________.  William Douglas O'Connor: Assistant General Superintendent of the Life-Saving Service: the Man Who Wrote the Legendary U.S. Life-Saving Service Annual Reports." Wreck & Rescue No. 15 (Fall 2000), pp. 14.

Hill, Martin.  "Heroes of the Outer Banks [ Pea Island ]." The Retired Officer LIII, Vol. 8 (Aug 1997), pp. 28-32.

Hoyt, Mary. "House of Refuge." The Compass XLV, no. 3 (1975), pp. 23-24.

"Human Side of the Treasury." Outlook (Dec 24, 1910), pp. 885-886.

"The Humane Society of Massachusetts: Oldest Organization of its Kind in the World."  Along the Coast I, No. 1 (Mar 1909), p. 16.

"In the House of Representatives." Along the Coast I, No. 8 (May 1910), p. 12.

"In the Senate of the United States." Along the Coast I, No. 8 (May 1910), p. 12.

"Indian River Life-Saving Station: Beyond the Call of Duty." Atlantic Lighthouse & Coastal Connections I, No. 2, pp. 7, 12.

Inglis, William. "Life-savers on Old Malabar." Harpers Monthly Magazine Vol. CXVI (Dec, 1907-May, 1908), 

Johnson, Theodore. "Life Saving Services of the Great Lakes." Magazine of Western History IV (June 1886), p. 229.

Johnson, William Wallace." The United States Life-Saving Service." New England Magazine Vol. 2 (Mar, 1890. Aug, 1890), pp. 134-145.

Judge, W.E.H. "U.S. Life Saving Service." New York (1911), p. 15.

Kelly, Michael I.  "Captain Lawrence O. Lawson: An Evanston Legend." Vol. XI, No. 2  Evanston Historical Newsletter (March-April 1980); pp. 1-3.

"Kites in Life-Saving Operations." Scientific American (Mar 9, 1907), p. 207.

Knowles, H.M. "Some Notable Wrecks of Block Island." Along the Coast I, No. 2 (Apr 1909), pp. 10-13.

Kolb, Richard K.  "'In Peril Upon the Seas:' 'Surf Soldiers' Make the Ultimate Sacrifice; Over a Century-and-a-half, the U.S. Coast Guard Saved the Lives of Thousands of Seafarers, But Few Americans Are Aware of the 'Coasties' Who Themselves Died in Doing So During Peace and War."  VFW: Veterans of Foreign Wars 87, No. 11 (Aug 2000), pp. 26-28, 30.

Kobbé, Gustav. "Heroes of the Life-Saving Service." The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine Vol. LV. New Series, Vol. XXXIII (Nov 1897 to Apr 1898), pp. 925-932.

________. "Heroes of Peace: Volunteer Life-Savers." The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine Vol. LVIII. New Series, Vol. XXXVI (May 1899 to Oct 1890), pp. 210-220.

________. "Life-Savers Old and Young." St. Nicholas: An Illustrated Magazine for Young Folks Vol. XXVIII, Part 1 (Nov 1900 - Apr 1901), pp. 521-525.

Kyle, J.R.N. "Our Surfmen." Overland Monthly L (Sep 1907), p. 260.

Lamb, M.J. "The American Life Saving Service." Harper's New Monthly Magazine LXIV (Feb 1882), pp. 357-373.

Lester, Marianne. "When You're Raised Around the Water, You Don't See the Danger in it." Navy Times Magazine (17 May 1975).

"Life Savers Battle with Fearful Gale: Quonochontaug Men Rush to Aid Crippled Barges."  Along the Coast I, No. 3 (May 1909), pp. 14, 19.

"The Life Savers of Cape Henlopen Station Add Another Daring Rescue to the Long List of Achievements." Along the Coast I, No. 1 (Mar 1909), p. 8.

"’Life Savers Threaten to Resign.’" Wreck & Rescue No. 2 (Summer 1996), pp. 14-15.

"Life-Saving Gear." Engineering Magazine Vol. XI (Jul-Dec 1874), pp. 158-166.

"The Life Saving Service 1785-1915." PMMC 8 (July 1951), pp. 146-148.

"Life Saving Service of the United States." American Architect (Sep 13, 1884), pp. 124-125.

"The Lifesaving Service: The Beginnings of a Heritage." Coast Guard Engineers' Digest No. 177 (Oct-Nov-Dec, 1972), pp. 31-38.

Lincoln, F.B. "Coos Bay Surf A Standing Challenge," Coast Guard Magazine 5 (Apr 1932), pp. 38-39.

Livingston, Dewey. "Surfmen Versus Keeper: Confrontation at Point Reyes Life-Saving Station." Wreck & Rescue No. 3 (Winter 1996-1997), pp. 10-12.

Lombardo, Joseph P. "Joshua James - Model Lifesaver." Commandant's Bulletin (Dec 1 1980), pp. 14-15.

Lonsdale, Adrian L. "Rescue in '86." Inland Seas: Quarterly Journal of the Great Lakes Historical Society 28 (Summer 1972), pp. 96-101.

"Loss of the Wrecking Schooner Samson." The Keeper's Log (Spring 2004), pp. 26-29.

"The Lyle Gun Used in the U.S. Life-Saving Service: One of the Contributions to the Government by Col. David A. Lyle."  Along the Coast I, No. 1 (Mar 1909), p. 7.

Macauley, Charles. "The Genesis of the U.S. Life Saving Service: Its Birth on Our Coast." New Jersey Historical Society 60 (1937), pp. 116-131.

Mahoney, Haynes R. "The Breeches Buoy. . .Seat of Salvation." Lighthouse Digest Vol. XXIII, No. 3, (2007), pp. 30-32.

Marx, Deborah.  "Prey of the Storm: The Steamer Portland and the Gale of 1898." Wreck & Rescue 7, No. 4 (Feb 2005), pp. 6-10.

Matthews, Gerald. "Life Savers of the Pacific Coast," The Californian IV (Jun - Nov,1893), pp. 62-74.

Maxam, Oliver M. "Life Saving Stations of the Coast Guard," Coast Guard Magazine 6 (July 1933), pp. 2, 33-37.

________. "The Life-Saving Stations of the United States Coast Guard." Naval Institute Proceedings 55 (May 1929), pp. 374-380.

Maynard, Michael J. "Christmas 1885: Just Another Day for the Life Savers [ Point Judith Life Saving Station ]." Commandant's Bulletin (Jan 4 1985), pp. 12-14.

Means, Dennis R. "A Heavy Sea Running: The Formation of the U.S. Life-Saving Service 1846-1878." Prologue: Journal of the National Archives 19, No. 4 (Winter 1987), pp. 222-243.

________. "The Surfboat-Lifeboat Nantasket, Hull, Massachusetts: The boat that 'would not succeed.'" The American Neptune XXXVII, No. 2 (Apr 1977), pp. 83-94.

"Memorable Ship Wrecks: Wreck of British Schooner Vamoose." Along the Shore I, No. 1 (Mar 1909), pp. 19-20.

"Memorable Ship Wrecks: Wreck of Schooner A. H. Hurlburt." Along the Shore I, No. 1 (Mar 1909), pp. 18-19.

"Memorable Ship Wrecks: Wreck of Schooner Louis V. Place." Along the Shore I, No. 1 (Mar 1909), p. 17.

"Memorable Ship Wrecks: Twenty-Five Years Ago [City of Columbus]." Along the Shore I, No. 1 (Mar 1909), pp. 17-18.

Merryman, J. H. "United States Life-Saving Service," in Gleanings From the Sea: Showing the Pleasures, Pains and Penalties of Life Afloat with Contingencies Ashore.  Andover, MA: By the author, 1887, pp. 346-399.

Mobley, Paul. "Great Lakes Station Scene of First Gold Medal Rescue [ Station Marblehead & Keeper Lucien M. Clemons ]." Commandant's Bulletin #48-81 (Nov 23 1981), pp. 12-13.

Nalty, Bernard C., & Truman R. Strobridge. "Heritage [U.S.L.S.S., Kitty Hawk, & Wright Brothers]." Proceedings of the Marine Safety Council 33 (June 1976), pp. 111-113.

Nelson, Shirley.  "Port Orford Lifeboat Station." The Keeper's Log (Fall 2013), pp. 23-25.

"The New Life-Saving Station at Watch Hill, R.I. Third District."  Along the Coast I, No. 4 (Jun 1909), p. 7.

Nichols, Frank. "Fifth District, Pioneer Life Saver," Coast Guard Magazine 5 (Apr 1932), pp. 11-12.

Nichols, Joanna R. "The Life-Saving Service." Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly (Apr 1897).

Noble, Dennis L. "Disaster, Heroism, and Controversy in Chicago Harbor." Coast Guard Engineers' Digest (Apr-May-Jun 1974), pp. 58-62.

________. "Incident in ’94." Telescope, Great Lakes Maritime Institute, Dossin Great Lakes Museum 24, No. 1 (Jan-Feb 1975), pp. 14-16.

________. "Lawrence O. Lawson: An Extraordinary Keeper." Wreck & Rescue Vol. 6, No. 1 (May 2003), pp. 14-16.

________. "Man the Surfboat!" Inland Seas: Quarterly Journal of the Great Lakes Historical Society 31, No. 3 (Fall 1975), p. 207.

________. "The Old Life Saving Station at Michigan City, Indiana: 1889-1914," Indiana History Bulletin, Indiana Historical Bureau 51 (Oct 1974), pp. 136-143.

________. "Our Sister Service: The U.S. Life Saving Service 1878-1915. Endurance!" The Keeper’s Log (Spring 1998), pp. 18-20.

________. "Our Sister Service: The U.S. Life Saving Service 1878-1915. A Night of Struggle." The Keeper’s Log (Spring 1999), pp. 20-21.

________. "Sandpounders." The Keeper’s Log (Winter 1997), pp. 15-17.

________. "Sandpounders. . .and the Development of the Coston Signal Flare, Forerunner to the Flare Gun." Nautical Collector: The Jounal of Nautical Antiques, Collectibles & Nostalgia No. 12 (Dec 1995), pp. 24-27.

________. "They are All Gone." Proceedings of the Marine Safety Council 22 (Sep 1976), pp. 163-164.

________. "Through Howling Gale and Raging Surf: The United States Life Saving Service: Part I: The Beginnings." The Keeper's Log (Spring 1996), pp. 27-29.

________., & T. Michael Obrien. "The Saga of the U.S. Coast Guard." American History Illustrated (Jun 1977), pp. 5-7, 37-43.

________.________. "Smoke and Shot." The Chief 2, No. 1 (Jan 1976), pp. 20-21.

________., & Truman Strobridge. "You Have to Go Out." Naval History (Fall 1989), pp. 12-20.

Norton, Louis Arthur. "Echoes From the Surf: Primary Source Material From America's Life-Saving Past: Early Watchman's Clocks, or Punch-Clocks of the Beach Patrol." Wreck & Rescue 7, No. 4 (Feb 2005), p. 19.

O'Connor, William D. "United States Life Saving Service." Popular Science Monthly XV (June 1879), p. 182.

O'Neill, Frank L. "Some Jobs Well Done," Coast Guard Magazine 5 (Nov 1931), pp. 6-11.

"Our Sister Service: The U.S. Life-Saving Service, 1878-1915: The Wreck of the Schooner Allie H. Belden." The Keeper's Log XX, No. 2 (Winter 2004), pp. 24-26.

"Pension Bill."  Along the Shore I, No. 2 (Apr 1909), p. 5.

Peterson, William D. "African Americans and the U.S. Life-Saving Service." Wreck & Rescue Vol. 1, No. 4 (Spring, 1997), pp. 6-9.

________. "Eight Against Spencer: Individualism and the United States Life-Saving Service on Lake Superior." Wreck & Rescue 10 (Winter/Spring 1999), pp. 4-10.

________. "Fairs, Buffaloes and Heroes: The U.S. Life-Saving Service as Public Spectacle [Part 1]." Wreck & Rescue, Vol. 8, No. 4 (Feb 2006), pp. 6-11.

________. "Fairs, Buffaloes and Heroes: The U.S. Life-Saving Service as Public Spectacle, Part 2."  Wreck & Rescue Vol. 9, No. 1 (May, 2006), pp. 18-24.

________.  "Gone But Not Forgotten: A Great Lakes Life-Saving Station [Sturgeon Point]." Wreck & Rescue 13 (Winter 2000), pp. 11-16.

Pinyerd, David. "First Steps in Oregon: The Cape Arago Life-Saving Station." Wreck & Rescue  7, No. 1 (May 2004), pp. 24-25, 32.

Piper, Horace L. [Assistant General Superintendent of the Service.] "U.S. Life Saving System." Journal of Franklin Institute CXXXIII, No. 1 (Jan 1892), pp. 1-22.

"Point Judith Crew Bravely Rushes to Rescue of Bargemen."  Along the Coast I, No. 3 (May 1909), p. 14.

Pruitt, Victoria W. "The Little Island by the Sea," Coast Guard Magazine 5 (Mar 1932), pp. 8, 36-38.

Rasmussen, Andrew. "By Captain Andrew Rasmussen, Keeper Saluria Life Saving Station, Port Lavaca, Texas." Along the Coast I, No. 2 (Apr 1909), p. 11.

"Remarkable Case of Resuscitation."  Along the Coast I, No. 4 (Jun 1909), pp. 8-9.

"A Remarkable Photograph [wreck of the brig Toronto]."  Along the Shore I, No. 1 (Mar 1909), p. 24.

Rice, Frederick, Jr. "The Life-Saving Service." New England Magazine (March 1908), pp. 309-311.

________.  "Needs of the Life Saving Service." New England Magazine XXXVIII (May 1908), p. 309.

Richardson, Kay.  "No Retreat: The Tale of a Great Lakes Family [Surfman Edwin Richardson]." Wreck & Rescue Vol. 6, No. 1 (May 2003), pp. 10-12.

"Sad Death of Capt. [John A.J.] Hudson [by suicide]." Along the Coast I, No. 6 (Aug 1909), p. 16.

Santos, David M. "Ties That Bind." Commandant's Bulletin (Feb 1994), pp. 18-19.

"Schooner William C. Carnegie, Lost on Long Island May 1, 1909."  Along the Coast I, No. 4 (Jun 1909), p. 3.

"Secretary MacVeagh's Letter to the Committee on Commerce and Labor in Behalf of the Life-Saving Service."Along the Coast I, No. 8 (May 1910), p. 4.

Shanks, Ralph. "Lighthouse Keepers and Life-Saving: A Long Proud History." Wreck & Rescue Vol. 9, No. 1 (May, 2006), pp. 4-5.

________. "Responding to Shipwrecks: The U.S. Lighthouse and U.S. Life-Saving Services." Wreck & Rescue Vol. 7, No. 1 (May 2004), pp. 6-9.

________. "The United States Life-Saving Service in California," National Maritime Museum Sea Letter 27 (Spring, 1977), pp. 2-10; 31 (Summer 1980), pp. 2-12.

Shelton-Roberts, Cheryl. "Rare Outer Banks Documents of Lifesaving Stations and Lighthouses Discovered on West Coast: Copies Donated to the Outer Banks History Center in Manteo." Outer Banks Lighthouse Society Lighthouse News III, No. 2 (Summer 1997), pp. 4-5.

Shepherd, Douglas H. "Cape Cod and the Shoals of Disaster," Coast Guard Magazine , 6 (Sep 1933), pp. 2-3.

"Signals for Breeches Buoy." Along the Coast I, No. 6 (Aug 1909), p. 19.

Smith, Barbara. "Orville and Wilbur Wright Helped by Station Kill Devil Hill." Commandant's Bulletin (Sep 30 1983), pp. 24-26.

Smith, J. Frank. "Seventy-Two Hours on Board the 'Cherokee.'"  Along the Coast I, No. 6 (Aug 1909), p. 11.

Smith, Joseph W.  "The Life-Saving Service," in Gleanings From the Sea: Showing the Pleasures, Pains and Penalties of Life Afloat with Contingencies Ashore.  Andover, MA: By the author, 1887, pp. 327-399.

Spears, J.R. "Life Saving Heroes of the Surf," Outlook 73 (Mar 7, 1903), p. 548.

Stace, A.W. "Life Savers," St. Nicholas 36 (Nov 1908), p. 46.

"Steamer Antonio Lopez [rescue by crew of Lone Hill Station]." Along the Coast I, No. 5 (Jul 1909), p. 9.

Stillman, Janice. "Surfside [Nantucket] Life-Saving Station: A History of Survival." The Keeper's Log (Spring 2000), pp. 28-33.

Stonehouse, Frederick. "Discretion is the Better Part of Valor [12 November 1880 wreck of the George W. Mowbray on Lake Erie]."  Wreck & Rescue Vol. 6, No. 3 (Nov 2003), p. 24.

________. "Henry J. Cleary, the Showman of the Service." Wreck & Rescue No. 5 (Summer 1997), pp. 10-13.

________.  "Robert M. Small: The Training of a Life-Saving Service Keeper."  Wreck & Rescue No. 14 (Summer 2000), pp. 4-9, 15.

"Sumner I. Kimball. Gen. Supt. U.S. Life-Saving Service." Along the Coast I, No. 1 (Mar 1909), p. 2.

"The Surfmen's Mutual Benefit Association."  Along the Coast I, No. 1 (Mar 1909), p. 12.

Swift, John N. "Capt. Edwin P. Worthen [Keeper of Highland LSS]."  Along the Coast I, No. 4 (Jun 1909), pp. 910, 15.

________. "The Wreck of the Sophie Kranz, Capt. John Smith on Peaked Hill Bars." Along the Coast I, No. 2 (Apr 1909), pp. 16, 22-23.

Teeft, Amos P. "Breeches Buoy Rescue [schooner G.A. Hayden wreck]."   Along the Coast I, No. 3 (May 1909), p. 14.

"The Telephone." Along the Coast I, No. 9 (June 1910), pp. 14-15.

Titcomb, Mary. "The United States Life-Saving Service." The Outlook (May 25, 1895), pp. 866-867.

Tongue, Stephen. "'I'd Rather Wear Out Than Rust Out.' Captain John Persons of Thunder Bay Island."  Wreck & Rescue , Vol. 9, No 2 (Aug 2006), pp. 6-11.

Trapani, Bob, Jr.  "The Art of Wig-Wag Flags, Flag Hoisting & Distress Signals."   Gale Force! Journal of the Indian River Life-Saving Station  No. 1 (Summer 2002), pp. 6-7.

________.  "The Dreadful Hardships of the Nightly Beach Patrol."  Gale Force! Journal of the Indian River Life-Saving Station  Issue # 2 (Autumn 2002), pp. 6-7.

________. " 'A Hard Day on All of Us': Indian River Inlet Station and the Wreck of Anna Murray." Wreck & Rescue 7, No. 4 (Feb 2005), pp. 16-18. 

_______.  "Indian River and Fenwick Island Surfmen Overcome a Storm of Hurricane-Force to Rescue the Crew of the Anna Murray."  Gale Force! Journal of the Indian River Life-Saving Station  Issue # 2 (Autumn 2002), pp. 3-5.

________. "The Night Lifesavers Rescued a Lightkeeper and His Family From the Perils of the Sea [ Cape Henlopen Light / Life-Saving Station, 1884 ]." The Bay Pilot #18 (Summer 2004), pp. 13-15.

________.  "Perseverance by the Lewes Life-Saving Crew Overcomes the Terrible Blizzard of 1888 at the Wreck of the Schooner Allie H. Belden."  Gale Force! Journal of the Indian River Life-Saving Station  Issue # 1 (Summer 2002), pp. 3-5.

"Twenty Miles from Highland Light." Along the Coast I, No. 1 (Mar 1909), pp. 3-4, 15.

"United States Life Savers' M.B. Association." Along the Coast I, No. 5 (Jul 1909), pp. 10-13.

"United States Life Savers' M.B. Association: Address of Mr. Kimball." Along the Coast I, No. 5 (Jul 1909), pp. 10-11.

"The U. S. Life Saving Service." Along the Coast I, No. 1 (Mar 1909), pp. 6-7; No. 2 (Apr 1909), pp. 6-7, 16; No. 3 (May 1909), pp. 6, 15; No. 4 (Jun 1909), p. 6;  No. 5 (Jul 1909), pp. 6-7; No. 6 (Aug 1909), p. 6; No. 7 (Sep 1909), pp. 6, 22;

"United States Life Saving Service." Republic V (Aug 1875), p. 81.

"Urges Pension for Surfmen." Along the Coast I, No. 1 (Mar 1909), pp. 12, 20.

"Vessel [schooner Annie A. Booth] Goes on Nauset Bar." Along the Coast I, No. 3 (May 1909), p. 8.

"Vessels That Were Wrecked by Winter Gales: The Toll of the Sea." Along the Coast I, No. 3 (May 1909), pp. 3, 7.

"Veteran Life Saver is Dead [Capt. Edwin P. Worthen]." Along the Coast I, No. 5 (Jul 1909), p. 5.

Gilbert L. Voss, "The Orange Grove House of Refuge No. 3," Tequesta XXCIII (1968).

Watts, Jeri Hanel. "Surfmanship, Intrepidity, & the U.S. Life-Saving Service in Virginia." Virginia Cavalcade 44 (Autumn 1994), pp. 62-71.

Weatherford, Carole Boston. "The Black Lifesavers [Pea Island]." American Legacy (Summer 1999), pp. 60-68.

Wedgewood, T.L. "In Testimony of Heroic Deeds. ." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (May-June 1976), pp. 35-38.

"Well Known Life Savers: Capt. Frank E. Stevens." Along the Coast I, No. 1 (Mar 1909), p. 9.

"Well Known Life Savers: Capt. John T. Wescott." Along the Coast I, No. 1 (Mar 1909), p. 10.

"Well Known Life Savers: Capt. Thomas J. Maddock." Along the Coast I, No. 1 (Mar 1909), p. 11.

"Well Known Life Savers: Capt. Timothy Parker." Along the Coast I, No. 1 (Mar 1909), p. 9.

Whipple, Carlyle. "You Have to Go Out, But You Don't Have to Come Back!" Commandant's Bulletin (Feb/Mar 1989), pp. 21-23.

Whiting, John D. "The Storm Fighters. A Story of the United States Coast Guard." Coast Guard Magazine IV (Oct 1931), pp. 17-21; V (Dec 1931), pp. 10-12; (Jan 1932), pp. 28-31; (Feb 1932), pp. 28-33; (Mar 1932), pp. 16-18; (May 1932), pp. 17-19; (June 1932), pp. 7, 46-47.

Wolcott, Merlin D. "Great Lakes Lifesaving Service." Inland Seas: The Quarterly Journal of the Great Lakes Historical Society XVIII (Spring, 1962), pp. 14-21.

________. "Heroism at Marblehead." Inland Seas: Quarterly Journal of the Great Lakes Historical Society 16 (Winter 1960), pp. 269-274.

________. "Marblehead Lifesaving Station." Inland Seas: Quarterly Journal of the Great Lakes Historical Society 22 (Winter 1966), pp. 295-300.

Wolff, Julius F., Jr. "1905 Lake Superior at It's Worst," Inland Seas: The Quarterly Journal of the Great Lakes Historical Journal 18 (Winter 1962), pp. 273-279.

________. "The Coast Guard Comes to Lake Superior." Inland Seas: The Quarterly Journal of the Great Lakes Historical Society 21 (Spring, 1965), pp. 14-21.

________. "A Lake Superior Life-Saver Reminisces," Inland Seas: The Quarterly Journal of the Great Lakes Historical Society 24 (Summer 1968), pp. 108-117.

"The 'Wreck Report' at Indian River Life-Saving Station."  Gale Force! Journal of the Indian River Life-Saving Station  No. 1 (Summer 2002), p. 8.

"Wreck of the Schooner Francis E. Waters."  Along the Coast I, No. 8 (May 1910), p. 4.

"Wreck of the Spanish Steamship San Albano."  Along the Coast I, No. 3 (May 1909), pp. 20-22.

"Wrecks & Rescues: The History of the U.S. Life Saving Service." Mariners Weather Log (Apr 1998), pp. 51-52.

Books & Government Publications:

Bennett, Robert F. The Life-Saving Service at Sandy Hook: 1854-1915. G-APA/83. U.S. Coast Guard Historical Monograph Program. Washington: Public Affairs Division, U.S. Coast Guard, 1976.

________. Sand Pounders: An Interpretation of the History of the U.S. Life-Saving Service, Based on its Annual Reports for the Years 1870 Through 1914. Washington: U.S. Coast Guard Historians' Office, 1998.

________. Surfboats, Rockets, & Carronades. Washington: GPO, 1976; reprint, Toms River, NJ: Ocean County Historical Society, 2003.

Beston, Henry. The Outermost House. New York: Viking Press, 1976.

Buchholz, Margaret Thomas.  New Jersey Shipwrecks: 350 Years in the Graveyard of the Atlantic.  Harvey Cedars, NJ: Down the Shore Publishing, 2004.

Claflin, James. Historic Nantucket Surfside Life-Saving Station. A History of Nantucket's Life-Saving Stations -Volume 1.  Worcester, MA: Kenrick A. Claflin & Son, 2008.

________. Images of America:Lighthouses and Life Saving Along the Connecticut and Rhode Island Coast.  Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2001.

________. Images of America: Lighthouses and Life Saving Along the Main and New Hampshire Coast.  Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 1999. 

________.  Images of America: Lighthouses and Life Saving Along the Massachusetts Coast. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 1998.

________. Images of America: Lighthouses and Life Saving Stations Along Cape Cod.  Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2014.

Canfield, Edward J., & Thomas A. Allan. Life on a Lonely Shore: A History of the Vermillion Point Life-Saving Stations. Sault Ste. Marie: Lake Superior State University Press, 1991.

Cox, Samuel S. Life: Its Perils and Salvation: Speech of Hon. S.S. Cox, of New York, Delivered in United States House of Representatives, Tuesday, June 4, 1878, with Remarks on Presentation of Medals. Washington: R.C. Polkinhorn, Printer 1878.

Crowner, Gerald E. The South Manitou Story. Mio: Gutura Printing, 1982.

Dalton, J.W. The Life Savers of Cape Cod. Parnassus, 1991; reprint, Boston: The Barta Press, Printers, 1902.

Ehrhardt, John B. Joseph Francis 1801-1893: Shipbuilder: Father of the U.S. Life-Saving Service. Princeton: Princeton University Press for the Newcomen Society, 1950.

Field, Van R. Wrecks and Rescues on Long Island: The Story of the U.S. Life Saving Service. East Patchogue, NY: Searles Graphics, Inc. [the author], 1997.

Galluzzo, John.  Lifesavers of the South Shore: A History of Rescue and Loss.  Charleston: The History Press, 2008.

Galluzzo, John J., editor.  RESCUE: True Stories of the U.S. Life-Saving Service.  Gwinn, MI: Avery Color Studios, Inc and Hull, MA: United States Life-Saving Service Heritage Association, 2011.

Giambarba, Paul. Surfmen & Lifesavers. Centerville: Scrimshaw, 1967.

Gonzalez, Ellice B. Storms, Ships & Surfmen: The Life-Savers of Fire Island. New York: Eastern National Park & Monument Association, 1982.

Goss, George. Life Saving. New York: Association Press, 1916. 152 pp.

History of the Great Lakes, Illustrated. Volume I. Chicago: J.H. Beers & Co., 1899; reprint, Cleveland: Freshwater Press, Inc., 1972.

Hough, George A., Jr. Disaster on Devil's Bridge. Mystic: The Marine Historical Association, 1963.

Howe, Mark A. DeWolfe. The Humane Society of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: An Historical Review 1785-1916. Boston: Printed for the Humane Society at the Riverside Press, Cambridge 1918.

Humane Society of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Annual Reports. Boston: Nathan Swayer & Son, various years.

Hurley, George & Suzanne. Shipwrecks and Rescues Along the Barrier Islands of Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. Norfolk: The Donning Company, 1984.

Hutchinson, Janet. "House of Refuge" in History of Martin County. Port Salerno: Florida Classics Library 1987.

Janes, Edward C. When Cape Cod Men Saved Lives. Champaign, IL: Garrard Pub. Co., 1968.

Johnson, Leland R. (author) & Charles E. Parrish (editor).  Heroes at the Falls: Louisville's Lifesavers.  Louisville, KY: Butler Books, 2014.

Judge, Mrs. John H. The United States Life Saving Service: A Paper Read by Mrs. John H. Judge before the Society for Political Study, of New York. New York: privately printed, 1911.

Kimball, Sumner I. Organization and Methods of the United States Life-Saving Service. By Sumner I. Kimball, General Superintendent of the Service. Read before the Committee on Life-saving Systems and Devices, International Marine Conference, Nov 22, 1889. Washington: GPO, 1889.

Law, William H., Rev. Heroes of the Great Lakes. With an Account of the Recent Great Disasters. Detroit: Pohl Printing Company 1906.

________. The Life Savers in the Great Lakes. Incidents and Experiences among the Life Savers in Lake Huron and Lake Superior. Detroit: Winn & Hammond, 1902.

Lombard, Asa Cobb Paine, Jr. East of Cape Cod. New Bedford: Reynolds-DeWitt, 1976.

MacNeill, Ben D. The Hatterasman. Winston-Salem: John F. Blair 1958.

Menz, Kahterine B. Historic Furnishings Report: Sleeping Bear Point Life-Saving Station.  Harpers Ferry, WV: Historic Furnishings Branch, Harpers Ferry Center, National Park Service, 1983.

Merryman, J.H. The United States Life-Saving Service--1880. Golden: Outbooks, 1981, reprint.

Mobley, Joe A. Ship Ashore: The U.S. Life-Savers of Coastal North Carolina. Raleigh: North Carolina Division of Archives & History 1994.

Newell, William A. Letter from William A. Newell, Originator of the U.S. Life Saving Service in Thirtieth Congress to Hon. William J. Sewell, U.S. Senator from New Jersey, Giving Congressional History of the Origin of the Service. Hartford: Press of Meyer & Noll 1898.

Noble, Dennis L. A Legacy: The United States Life-Saving Service. Washington: U.S. Coast Guard, 1988.

________. That Others Might Live: The U.S. Life-Saving Service 1878-1915. Annapolis: NIP, 1994.

________. U.S. Life-Saving Service 1889-1915, U.S. Coast Guard Service 1915-1989, Michigan City Station. Michigan City: Michigan City Historical Society, 1989.

O'Connor, William D. Appleton's Annual Cyclopedia, 1878. New York: D. Appleton, 1879. S.v. "The United States Life-Saving Service."

________. Heroes of the Storm. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1904.

Oliver, Sandra. "The Life-Saving Service: Messroom Meals," in Saltwater Foodways. Mystic: Mystic Seaport Museum, 1995.

Osborne, Ernest L. Men of Action: A History of the U.S. Life-Saving Service on the Pacific Coast. Brandon: Brandon Historical Society Press, 1981.

Otis, James. The Life Savers. A Story of the United States Life-Saving Service. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1899.

Philadelphia Board of Trade. Report of a Special Committee of the Philadelphia Board of Trade in Relation to the Life-Saving Stations upon the Coast. Philadelphia: King & Baird, 1860.

Rand, Edward A. Atlantic Surfman. Cincinnati: Jennings and Graham, 1901.

________. Fighting the Sea or Winter at the Life-Saving Station. New York: Thomas Whittaker, 1887.

Rattray, Jeannette E. Perils of the Port of New York. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company 1973.

Rich, Shebnah. Truro-Cape Cod or Land Marks and Sea Marks. Boston: D. Lothrop and Company 1884.

Shanks, Ralph, Wick York, & Lisa Woo Shanks, eds. U.S. Life Saving Service Heroes, Rescues and Architecture of the Early Coast Guard. Petaluma: Costano Books, 1996.

Smith, Joseph W.  "The Life-Saving Service," in Gleanings From the Sea: Showing the Pleasures, Pains and Penalties of Life Afloat with Contingencies Ashore.  Andover, MA: By the author, 1887, pp. 327-399.

Stackpole, Edouard A. Life Saving Nantucket. Nantucket: Stern-Majestic Press, Inc., 1972.

Stick, David. The Outer Banks of North Carolina 1584-1958. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1958.

Stonehouse, Frederick. Wreck Ashore: The United States Life-Saving Service on the Great Lakes. Duluth: Lakes Superior Port Cities, Inc., 1994.

Sulzer, William. There Are No Braver Men in the Government Service Than Our Heroic Life-Savers: Speech of Hon. William Sulzer, of New York, in the House of Representatives, January 13, 1911. Washington: GPO, 1911.

Thomas, Stacy & Virginia. Images of America: Guarding Door County: Lighthouses and Life-Saving Stations.  Chicago, IL: Arcadia Publishing, 2005.

Thoreau, Henry David. Cape Cod. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1951.

Trapani, Robert, Jr. Indian River Life-Saving Station . . . Journey Along the Sands: The U.S. Life-Saving Service Years, 1876-1915.  Virginia Beach: The Donning Company Publishers, 2002.

Truman, Stephen, Grace Truman & Joel Truman.  Storms & Sand: A Story of Shipwrecks and the Big Sable Point Coast Guard Station.  Grand Rapids, MI: Pine Woods Press, 2013.

United States Congress. House. Act of March 3, 1873, to Provide for Establishment of Life-Saving Stations, etc. H. Exdoc. 103, 43d Cong., 1st sess., 1874, Serial 1607.

________.________. Establishing Additional Life-saving Stations. H. Rp. 1083, 49th Cong., 1st sess., 1886, Serial 2438.

________.________. To Fix Compensation of District Superintendents in Life-Saving Service. H. Rp. 2046, 57th Cong., 1st sess.,1902, Serial 4405; ....of Surfmen in Life-Saving Service. H. Rp. 1078, 56th Cong., 1st sess, 1900, Serial 4024.

________.________. To Increase Efficiency of Personnel of Life-Saving Service. H. Rp. 1112, 60th Cong., 1st sess., Serial 5225.

________.________. Letter on Lifeboats. H. Exdoc. 108. 32d Cong., 1st sess., 1852., Serial 648.

________.________. Letter From Secretary of Treasury on Bill for Life-preserving Stations. H. Misdoc. 186, 42d Cong., 2d sess., 1872, Serial 1526.

________.________. Life-saving Service. H. Exdoc. 156, 44th Cong., 1st sess., 1876, Serial 1689; H. Rp. 426, 45th Cong., 2d sess., 1878, Serial 1823.

________.________. Life-saving Service on Lakes. H. Exdoc. 85, 46th Cong., 2d sess., 1880, Serial 1925.

________.________. Pay of Surfmen, Life-Saving Service. H. Doc. 806, 60th Cong., 1st sess., 1908, Serial 5377.

________.________. Promoting Efficiency of Life-saving Service. H. Rp. 470, 47th Cong., 1st sess., 1882, Serial 2066; H. Rp. 2962, 51st Cong., 1st sess., 1890, Serial 2815; H. Rp. 508, 52nd Cong., 1st sess.,1892, Serial 3043.

________.________. Resolution on Life-saving Stations. H. Misdoc. 21, 44th Cong., 1st sess., 1876, Serial 1698.

________. Senate. Claim of Wm. A. Newell as Originator of Life-Saving Service. S. Doc. 270, 55th Cong., 2nd sess., 1898, Serial 3611.

________.________. Condition and Efficiency of Life-Saving Service on Coast of North Carolina. S. Exdoc. 31, 45th Cong., 2d sess., 1878, Serial 1780.

________.________. Condition of Life-saving Stations on Coasts of New Jersey and Long Island. S. Exdoc. 22, 42d Cong., 2d sess., 1872, Serial 1478.

________.________. To Create a Retired List of Keepers and Surfmen of Life-Saving Service. S. Rp. 599, 59th Cong., 1st sess., 1906, Serial 4904; To Create a Retired List of Superintendents of Life-Saving Service. S. Rp. 808, 59th Cong., 1st sess., 1906, Serial 4904.

________.________. Detailing Two Officers of Revenue-Cutter Service to Life-Saving Service. S. Doc. 304, 59th Cong., 1st sess., 1906, Serial 4914.

________.________. Disbursement of Appropriations Made for Locating Lifeboats on Coast of United States. S. Exdoc. 63, 32d Cong., 1st sess., 1852, Serial 620.

________.________. Efficiency of Life-Saving Service. S. Rp. 718, 61st Cong., 2nd sess., 1910, Serial 5584.

________.________. Estimate of Appropriations to Carry Out Recommendations of Captain Faunce, and Render Operative Life-saving Stations on Coasts of New Jersey and Long Island. S. Exdoc. 77, 42d Cong., 2d sess., 1872, Serial 1479.

________.________. Message of President Relating to Pensions for Life-Saving Service. S. Doc. 203, 60th Cong., 1st sess., 1908, Serial 5240.

________.________. To Promote Efficiency of Life-Saving Service. S. Rp. 462, 62nd Cong., 2nd sess., 1912, Serial 6120.

________.________. Promoting Efficiency of Life-Saving Service and Encouraging Saving of Life from Shipwreck. S. Rp. 87, 52nd Cong., 1st sess., 1892, Serial 2911.

________.________. Surfmen of Life-Saving Stations Remonstrating Against Transfer of Life-Saving Service from Treasury Department to Navy Department. S. Misdoc. 40, 45th Cong., 2d sess., 1878, Serial 1786.

________.________. Views on Providing More Efficient Means for Preservation of Lives of Seamen and Passengers Wrecked on Coasts of New Jersey and Long Island. S. Exdoc. 33, 34th Cong., 3d sess., 1857, Serial 880.

United States Life Saving Service. Annual Report of the Operations of the United States Life-Saving Service 1875-1914. Washington: GPO, 1875-1915.

________. Beach Apparatus Drill. Washington: GPO, 1899.

________. Prepared by Lieutenant C.H. McLellan, U.S.R.M., Assistant Inspector Life-Saving Stations, under the direction of the General Superintendent. Instructions to Mariners in Case of Shipwreck with Information concerning the Life-Saving Stations upon the Coasts of the United States. Washington: GPO, 1908.

_________. List of Persons Who Have Died by Reason of Injury Received or Disease Contracted in the Line of Duty in the Life-Saving Service Since the Origin of the present System, as Shown by the Records of the Treasury Department. Washington: GPO, 1914.

United States Life-Saving Service Heritage Association.  They Had to Go Out. . .True Stories of America's Coastal Life-Savers From the Pages of "Wreck & Rescue Journal." Gwinn, MI: Avery Color Studies, Inc., 2007.

Veasy, David. Guarding New Jersey's Shore: Lighthouses and Life-Saving Stations: Images of America.  Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, Inc., 2000.

Vent, Myron H. South Manitou Island: From Pioneer Settlement to Park. Springfield: The Goodway Press, Inc., 1973.

Weatherford, Carole Boston. Sink or Swim: Black Lifesavers of the Outer Banks. Coastal Carolina Press, 1999.

Webber, Bernard C. Chatham: The Lifeboatmen. Orleans: Lower Cape 1985.

Wright, David & David Zoby.   Fire on the Beach: Recovering the Lost Story of Richard Etheridge and the Pea Island Lifesavers.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001.

Wood, Vincent L. Plum Island Recollections. [*****]: Claflin, 1996.

Wright, Orville. How We Invented the Airplane. Edited by Fred C. Kelly. New York: David McKay Company, Inc., 1953. 78 pp.

Unpublished Papers, Theses & Dissertations:

Kerber, Stephen.  "The United States Life-Saving Service and the Florida Houses of Refuge."  Master of Arts thesis, Florida Atlantic University, 1971.

Pinyerd, David A.  "The Preservation of Pre-World War Two Coast Guard Architecture in Oregon."  Master of Science thesis, Interdisciplinary Studies Program in Historic Preservation, University of Oregon, June 2000.

Shoemaker, C.F. "The Evolution of the Life-Saving System of the United States from 1837 to June 30, 1892." Manuscript in possession of U.S. Coast Guard Academy Library, New London, Connecticut.

York, Eugene V. "The Architecture of the United States Life-Saving Stations." Master of Arts thesis, Boston University 1983.

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