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Articles

Abbott, Jacob. "Some Accounts of Francis' Life-Boats and Life-Cars." Harper's Magazine 3 (July 1851), pp. 161-171.

Anderson, Frank C. "The 16-Foot Pulling Dinghy." U.S. Coast Guard Engineer's Digest No. 113 (Nov-Dec 1958), pp. 2-7.

Appleton, Thomas L. "Canada's First Motor Lifeboat." Maritime Museum of British Columbia Bulletin (Spring, 1976), pp. 2-4.

"Assignment and Delivery of 41' UTB's." Commandant's Bulletin (Mar 30 1973), p. 9.

"Boats! Boats! Boats!" U.S. Coast Guard Engineer's Digest No. 129 (Jul-Aug, 1961), pp. 27-28.

"British Surfboat Wins High Praise From Coast Guard." U.S. Coast Guard Engineer's Digest 22-214 (Spring, 1982), pp. 21-22.

"Buoy Boats." Lighthouse Service Bulletin V, 8 (Aug 1936), p. 27.

Clark, Malcolm E. "The New 52-Foot Motor Lifeboat." U.S. Coast Guard Engineer's Digest No. 94 (Sep-Oct 1955), pp. 25-26.

Claudy, C. H. "Power Boats for the Life-Saving Service." Yachting (May 1907), pp. 266, 268-269.

"Coast Guard's New 41 Footer." U.S. Coast Guard Engineer's Digest No. 174 (Jan-Feb-Mar 1972), pp. 6-8.

"Coast Guard's New 42 Footer." U.S. Coast Guard Engineer's Digest No. 172 (Jul-Aug-Sept 1971), pp. 65-66.

"Coast Guard Takes to Ducking." Mechanics Illustrated 28 (Oct 1947), p. 111.

"Coast Guard Tests New Inflatable Rescue Boat." U.S. Coast Guard Engineer's Digest 20-207 (Summer 1980), p. 39.

"The Coast Guard's Waterlogged Turtles [DUKW]." Coast Guard Magazine 29 (Nov 1955), pp. 6-7.

"Coast Guard Yard Completes Aid to Navigation Barges To Be Used on Mississippi & Misouri [sic] Rivers; Replaces Older Second District Vessels." U.S. Coast Guard Engineer's Digest 26-235 (Summer 1988), p. 5.

"Coast Guard Yard Launched Coast Guard Bulletin -72." U.S. Coast Guard Engineer's Digest 25-233 (Fall 1987/Winter 1988), p. 10.

"Construction and Repair Topics: Boat Construction Program." U.S. Coast Guard Engineer's Digest No. 43 (Mar 1940), p. 1-2.

"Construction and Repair Topics: Lifeboats." U.S. Coast Guard Engineer's Digest No. 37 (Sep 1939), p. 31-(2).

"Construction and Repair Topics: Motor Surfboats; Electrification." U.S. Coast Guard Engineer's Digest No. 34 (June 1939), p. 37-(1).

Cradick, Alan. "First 47-Footer Arrives at Sta Cape May, N.J." Commandant's Bulletin (Jan 1994), p. 5.

"The Crash Boat." Coast Guard Magazine (Jul 1936), p. 22.

Creedon, Greg. "Coast Guard Tests New Surf Boat." Proceedings of the Marine Safety Council 38 (Nov 1981), pp. 213-214.

________. "New Surf Boat [ Arctic 24' ] Tested." Commandant's Bulletin (Sep 21 1981), pp. 10-11.

"Cutter Nantucket Made Her Debut." U.S. Coast Guard Engineer's Digest 25-233 (Fall 1987/Winter 1988), p. 11.

"Description: Type TR Motor Lifeboats." U.S. Coast Guard Engineer's Digest (June 1939), p. 12-14.

"Design, Construction and Testing of a Lightweight Motor Surfboat CGTD-Project No. 2-25-28." U.S. Coast Guard Engineer's Digest No. 52 (Sep-Oct 1948), p. 3.

Dobney, Mark.  "USCG Motor Lifeboat Capsizes on Columbia River Bar." Wreck & Rescue No. 16 (Spring 2001), pp. 4-6.

Doucette, T.C. "Building a 47-Foot MLB." Commandant's Bulletin (Aug 1990), pp. 22-23.

Dring, Tim. "Designed for Heroes: The Boats of the Life-Saving Service and Coast Guard." Wreck & Rescue Vol. 12, No. 3 (Sep 2011), pp. 28-29.

Duncan, J.F.  "Development of a Surf Rescue Boat." Report of the Thirteenth International Lifeboat Federation Conference, 1979,  pp. 19-29.

________.  "The Replacement Acquisition Project for the 44FT Motor Lifeboat." On Scene (3/1986), pp.. 41-45.

Dutton, W. L. Gerard.  "Historical Reflections - Hands Across the Sea."  The Bulletin (October 2001). 

Dye, Joe. "Fastboats [ 43-Foot FCI ]." Commandant's Bulletin (Jul 17 1987), pp. 34-35.

Ebersole, John F. "The Lifesavers." Naval Institute Proceedings 106 (Oct 1980), pp. 127-130.

Edwards, M.L. "Down To Size [47’]." Workboat Magazine (May/Jun 1993), pp. 28-33.

Ehrman, William E. "They Had To Go Out, But the Dobbins Boat Brought Them Back." Inland Seas: Quarterly Journal of the Great Lakes Historical Society 42, no. 4 (Winter 1986), pp. 236-245.

"The 83-Footer." Coast Guard Magazine (Nov 1956), pp. 32-35.

Evans, Stephen.  "The U.S. Coast Guard's New 40' Utility Boat." Report of the Sixth International Lifeboat Federation, 1951, pp. 146-160, 231-232.

Fawcett, Waldon. "The Power Boat in the Life-Saving Service." Yachting 13, No. 1 (January 1913), pp. 9-12, 60.

Fay, Nathaniel B. "Dumas Coast Guard Cutters." Model Ship Builder 66 (Jul/Aug 1990), pp. 25-34.

"15-Foot 'Royalite' Boat Tests." U.S. Coast Guard Engineer's Digest No. 126 (Jan-Feb, 1961), p. 41.

Figueria, Jeanne. "Crew Intends to Rescue 36500." Commandant's Bulletin #6-82 (Feb 15 1982), pp. 14-16.

"Final 41 Foot Utility Boat Built." U.S. Coast Guard Engineer's Digest 22-218 (Spring, 1983), p. 14.

"First Self-Righting Surfboat." The Bulletin (Aug 1941), pp. 92-93.

Flanagan, D.B. "BOSDET 11's First Class Boats." U.S. Coast Guard Engineer's Digest No. 183 (Apr-May-Jun, 1974), pp. 31-34.

"Forty-footer Night Patrol." Coast Guard Magazine (Jul 1955), pp. 4-5, 6-8.

"Forty-Foot Plastic Boats." U.S. Coast Guard Engineer's Digest No. 76 (Sep-Oct 1952), pp. 13-15.

"40' Utility Boat." U.S. Coast Guard Engineer's Digest No. 71 (Nov-Dec, 1951), pp. 53-55.

"The 52-footer." Office of Navigation and Safety and Waterway Services On Scene (2/92), pp. 20-21.

"The 44-footer." Office of Navigation and Safety and Waterway Services On Scene (2/92), pp. 24-25.

"The 47-footer." Office of Navigation and Safety and Waterway Services On Scene (2/92), pp. 42-43.

Fredrickson, Kurt & Anthony Juarez. "Old Reliable: The Coast Guard's Four 52-Footers Continue to Serve in the Surf." Coast Guard Magazine (June 2003), pp. 22-27.

Galluzzo, John.  "CG 36500: Still Saving Lives."  Wreck & Rescue Vol. 6, No. 2 (Aug 2003), p. 13.

"Harbor Handy-Man, a Rundown on 64-Footer Duty." Coast Guard Magazine (Aug 1955), pp. 42-43.

Heflick, Tom "SRBs [ 30-foot Surf Rescue Boats ]: Saving Victims of Nature's Fury." Commandant's Bulletin (May 27 1983), pp. 22-25.

Heinz, John. "A Coast Guard 36-Footer Conversion." Model Ship Builder 66 (Jul/Aug 1990), pp. 56-58.

Imlay, Miles M. "The Story of the Lifecar." The Bulletin (July-Aug 1958), pp. 52-62.

"Improved Monomoy Surfboats." U.S. Coast Guard Engineer's Digest 48 (Jan-Feb, 1948), pp. 15-16.

Jones, Lance. "Surfboat Museum [ Hull Lifesaving Museum ]: The 98-year-old surfboat Nantasket . . ." Commandant's Bulletin (Sep 13 1985), p. 6.

Jones, Melvin R. "New [47'] Lifeboat Goes on Sea Trials." Naval Institute Proceedings 117 (Apr 1991), pp. 105-107.

Klemond, Susan. "Roughest Waters Test New Coast Guard Lifeboat [47’]." Marine Textile Designer’s Guide (1992), pp. 28-29.

Kozloski.  "AtoN Team St. Ignace Gets New AtoN Boat [ 34-foot AtoN boat ]." Commandant's Bulletin (Dec 21 1984), p. 4.

LaForge, George. "1995 Assessment Report for 44’ MLB Standardization Team Visits." On Scene (Winter 1995), pp. 31-33.

"Last of the West Coast 40-footers [ CG-40580 ] Leaves the Fleet at San Francisco." Commandant's Bulletin (Jun 24 1983), p. 7.

"Late Type Motor Lifeboat." Coast Guard Magazine (Apr 1932), p. 57.

Lewandowski, M. J. "Operational Test and Evaluation of the U.S. Coast Guard Preproduction 47-foot Motor Lifeboat." Report of the Tenth International Lifeboat Federation Conference, 1995, pp. 99-110.

"The Life Boat That Can Really 'Take It' [ Type TR ]." Coast Guard Magazine (Apr 1935), p. 6.

McClellan, C.H. "The Evolution of the Lifeboat." Marine Engineering (Jan 1906), pp. 7-11.

________. "Twin Screw Lifeboat for the U.S. Life-Saving Service." Marine Engineering (Jan 1900), pp. 25-26.

________. "The U.S. Life-Saving Service Self-Bailing Water Ballast Surfboat." Marine Engineering (Mar 1901), pp. 94-99.

McKinney, Michael W. "Pride of the Crew." Office of Navigation Safety and Waterway Services On Scene (2/92), p. 13.

Means, Dennis R. "The Surfboat-Lifeboat Nantasket, Hull, Massachusetts: The Boat that 'Would Not Succeed.'" The American Neptune XXXVII, No. 2 (Apr 1977), pp. 85-94.

Milton, Pat. "Rigid Hull Inflatables Meet Olympic Challenge." Commandant's Bulletin (Aug 17 1984), p. 14.

"MLB Triumph." Commandant's Bulletin (Feb 18 1980), p. 14.

Monteith, Michael A. "47-foot UPDATE!!!" Office of Navigation Safety and Waterway Services On Scene (2/92), pp. 46-49.

"Motor Lifeboats for U.S. Coast Guard Service." Motorship 2, No. 11 (Nov 1917), p. 7.

"New Coast Guard Rescue Craft [ 44-foot ]." Office of Navigation Safety and Waterway Services On Scene (2/92), p. 15.

"New 18-FT. Motor Launch." The Bulletin (Jan-Feb 1962), p. 70.

"New Law Enforcement Boat Tested on Lake Pontchartrain." Coast Guard Bulletin V, 5 (Nov 1949), p. 207.

"New Lifeboat [ 52' Invincible ]." Coast Guard Magazine (May 1935), p. 19.

"New [ 44-foot ] Motor Lifeboats." The Bulletin (Nov-Dec 1961), p. 63.

"New Gas Turbine Powered [26'] Motor Surfboat." The Bulletin (Jan-Feb 1963), p. 44.

"New Ice Rescue Methods Tested [ air-boat & ATV ]." Commandant's Bulletin (May 24, 1982), pp. 12-13.

"New Motor Life Boat [ 47-foot ]." Commandant's Bulletin (Mar 13 1987), p. 1.

"New Motor Lifeboat Proves Ability." The Bulletin (Mar-Apr 1963), p. 52.

"New River Barges." U.S. Coast Guard Engineer's Digest 24-227 (Summer 1985), p. 12.

"The New 78-Foot Patrol Boat CG-400." Coast Guard Magazine (Jun 1931), p. 16.

"The New 38-Foot Cabin Picket Boats." U.S. Coast Guard Engineer's Digest No. 10 (Dec 1943), pp. 1-2.

"The New 38-Foot Patrol Boats." Coast Guard Magazine (Jul 1931), p. 32.

"New Type Coast Guard Standard 24-Foot Lifeboats." Proceedings of the Merchant Marine Council 1 (Sep 1944), pp. 188-189.

"New Type Lifeboat." Coast Guard Magazine (Jun 1940), p. 10.

"New Unsinkable Lifeboat." Coast Guard Magazine (Jun 1931), p. 16.

"Oil Skimmer [ ZRV ] Introduced." Commandant's Bulletin #12-82 (May 10 1982), pp. 11-12.

"On the Triumph." Coast Guard Magazine (Jul 1936), p. 24.

Perrault, Jeffrey J. "Coast Guard LARC In Action." Commandant's Bulletin (Feb 25 1988), pp. 24-25.

"Plastic Boats." U.S. Coast Guard Engineer's Digest No. 63 (Jul-Aug, 1950), pp. 44-45.

"Power Boat for Handling Buoys in Shallow Waters." Light House Service Bulletin III, 55 (Jul 2, 1928), pp. 249-250.

"Power Boats for Light Stations." Light House Service Bulletin I, 49 (Jan 1916), p. 198.

"Production of 44-Foot Motor Lifeboats." The Bulletin (May-June 1962), p. 40.

Ramsey, Benjamin. "The Story Behind Our New '30-footers.'" Coast Guard Magazine (Mar 1955), p. 5.

"Rescuing a Rescue Boat." Proceedings of the Marine Safety Council 39 (May 1982), p. 156.

Rice, C.H. "The Coast Guard's Offshore Logistic Boat (Crew Boat)." U.S. Coast Guard Engineer's Digest No. 159 (Apr-May-June 1968), pp. 51-54.

Rice, H. Decatur. "United States of America: Steel 52' Diesel Lifeboat" in Report of the VIIIth International Life-Boat Conference Held in Bremen From June 22nd to June 25th, 1959 (Bremen: Deutsche Gesellschaft Zur Rettung Schiffbruchiger, 1959), pp. 82-92.

"The Road to the New Motor Lifeboat: Overview of the Motor Lifeboat Replacement Project." Office of Navigation Safety and Waterway Services On Scene (2/92), pp. 44-45.

Robinson, D. K. "Lifeboat Launching, Hoisting Gear and Methods at Shore Establishments of United States Coast Guards [sic]" in Report of the VIIIth International Life-Boat Conference Held in Bremen From June 22nd to June 25th, 1959 (Bremen: Deutsche Gesellschaft Zur Rettung Schiffbruchiger, 1959), pp. 121-150.

"Rollover Test for the 36-footer." Office of Navigation Safety and Waterway Services On Scene (2/92), p. 9.

"Routine Runs on a Lifeboat Station Forty-Footer." Coast Guard Magazine 28 (Jul 1955), pp. 4-5, 6-8.

Rouse, Edith M. "Captain Dobbins and His Lifeboat." Inland Seas: The Quarterly Journal of the Great Lakes Historical Society XV (Spring, 1959), pp. 47-48.

Santos, David M. "Pacific Northwest Surf Challenges 47-Foot MLB." Commandant's Bulletin (Jun 1992), pp. 2-5.

"At Sea with an '83,' by the Personnel of CG-83381." Coast Guard Magazine (Apr 1953), pp. 18-21.

"The Seagoing Duck [DUKW]." Proceedings of the Merchant Marine Council 4 (Apr 1947), p. 70.

Selissen, F.J., & C.A. Alberg. "LCM(6)-Conversion to Submarine Cable Boat." U.S. Coast Guard Engineer's Digest No. 124 (Sep-Oct 1960), pp. 43-47.

"'Semper Paratus' in Practice." The Bulletin (June 1949), p. 55.

"Service Proud of Latest Lifeboat." Coast Guard Magazine (May 1932), p. 4.

Shanks, Ralph. "How Many People Will a Lifeboat Hold?" Wreck & Rescue No. 4 (Spring 1997), p. 11.

Shepard, David. "The Design and Construction of the U.S. Coast Guard's 47ft. Self-righting, Heavy Weather Rescue Craft." Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, No. 20 (1990), pp. 20(1)-20(29).

________. "The Development of the U.S. Coast Guard's 47ft. Motor Lifeboat." Naval Engineers Journal (Sep 1994), pp. 79-87.

"Shore-Based Lifeboats." Proceedings of the Merchant Marine Council 1 (Mar 1944), pp. 53-55.

Smith, Charles. "Workhorse Gets New Legs: Mark V [26-foot] Motor Surfboat Hits the Fleet." Commandant's Bulletin (Oct 1996), pp. 24-25.

Smith, Richard R. "Operational Characteristics of the United States Coast Guard 44-foot Motor Life-Boat." Report of the Ninth International Lifeboat Federation Conference, 1963 (Item No. 6), pp. 66-70.

Snyder, Michael R. "A Spectacularly Successful Sinking [47’]." Sea Power (Sep 1990), p. [???]

"Speed Craft [83-Footer]." Coast Guard Magazine (Jul 1941), p. 8.

"SRB Tested in California." Commandant's Bulletin #24-82 (Oct 25 1982), p. 5.

"Stolid Oxen, Old Dobbin, Modern Tractor, Balloon Tires, all 'Semper Paratus.'" Coast Guard Magazine (Jun 1934), pp. 28-29.

Strachan, R.W. "22' Shallow Draft Rescue Boat (BARTENDER)." U.S. Coast Guard Engineer's Digest No. 123 (Jul-Aug, 1960), pp. 32-34.

‘State of the Coast Guard Boat Fleet." On Scene (Summer 1996), pp. 26-32.

Stonehouse, Fred. "Another Black Hole Filled: The Francis Metallic Surfboat." Wreck & Rescue Vol. 6, No. 1 (May 2003), pp. 17-18.

Swift, Ed. "CG Crews Put 47-Footer to Test." Commandant's Bulletin (Jan 1994), pp. 4-5.

"Tamaroa Gets New Small Boat [ Avon RHI ]." Commandant's Bulletin (Mar 30 1981), p. 4.

"The 30-Foot Utility Boat (Plastic) Mk 111." U.S. Coast Guard Engineer's Digest No. 133 (Mar-Apr 1962), pp. 6-8.

"The 36-Foot Motor Lifeboat." Coast Guard Magazine (Mar 1957), pp. 24-27.

Toles, George E. "Air Cushion Vehicle Tested by Coast Guard." The Bulletin (Mar-Apr 1970), pp. 48-49.

"25' 10" MSBSB (Plastic) Project." U.S. Coast Guard Engineer's Digest No. 118 (Sep-Oct 1959), pp. 16-17.

"The 24-Foot Motor Cargo Boat (Ramp Type)." U.S. Coast Guard Engineer's Digest No. 86 (May-Jun, 1954), pp. 3-5.

"26 Foot Plastic Monomoy Surfboat." U.S. Coast Guard Engineer's Digest No. 65 (Nov-Dec, 1950), pp. 43-44.

"Transition to Power." Office of Navigation Safety and Waterway Services On Scene (2/92), pp. 6-8.

Tullis, George. "The Fireboat Fleet." Coast Guard Magazine (Jan 1943), pp. 62-63.

"U.S. Coast Guard Puts in Commission New Type of Self-Bailing, Self-Righting Motor Lifeboats." International Marine Engineering (Oct 1917), p. 459.

Vanderhoof, G.M. "Comments on the 22-Foot Rescue Boat." U.S. Coast Guard Engineer's Digest No. 132 (Jan-Feb, 1962), pp., 13-14.

Verrett, Eugene G. "The 40-Ft. UT (Plastic) Boat in Service in Alaskan Waters." U.S. Coast Guard Engineer's Digest No. 155 (Apr-May-Jun, 1967), pp. 10-13.

"Victors Over Surf and Storm [ launching DUKWs ]." Coast Guard Magazine 20 (May 1947), pp. 10-11.

Walston, Sam. "Small But Deadly: 78' [ sic-83' ] USCG Sub-Chaser Plan." Scale Ship Modeler (Mar 1984), pp. 64-70.

"War-born Amphib a Post-war Wonder [ DUKWs ]." Coast Guard Magazine 20 (Aug 1947), pp. 30-31.

Wheeler, William J. "Boat Efficiency: Coast Guard Proficiency in Boat Work a Great Necessity."   Coast Guard Magazine (Mar 1929), p. 6.

Wilkinson, William D. "American Coastal Lifeboat Development--An English Contribution." The Lifeboat XLIII (Summer 1974), pp. 178-179.

________. "The Development of the Small Inshore Patrol Boats of the United States Coast Guard." Nautical Research Journal 10 (Sep-Oct 1956), pp. 122-156.

________. "In the Beginning..." Office of Navigation Safety and Waterway Services On Scene (2/92), pp. 3-5.

________. "One of a Kind: CG40300." On Scene (Summer 1996), pp. 14-16.

________. "The Standard 36 Ft. Motor Lifeboat of the U.S. Life Saving Service--1907." Nautical Research Journal XI (Summer 1960), pp. 46, 49.

________. "Surfboat Authority Sheds Light on Race Pt. Type." National Fisherman LIII (Nov 1972), pp. 4B-5B.

________. "The 26-Foot, 8-Inch Self-Bailing Self Righting Sailing, Pulling Lifeboat of the US Life-Saving Service." Wreck & Rescue, No. 6 (Fall 1997), pp. 11-12.

________. "The U.S. Coast Guard 44-Foot Motor Lifeboat." Columbia River Maritime Museum Quarterdeck 24 (No. 1 (Winter, 1998).

Witter, Robert W. "Coast Guard Rescue Craft." Naval Engineers Journal 78 (Aug 1966), pp. 722-725.

________. "Design and Construction of the United States Coast Guard 44-Foot Motor Lifeboat." Naval Engineers Journal 76 (Feb 1964), pp. 93-100.

________. "Rescue Boat Development." Naval Engineers Journal 79 (Dec 1967), pp. 937-945.

________.________. The Bulletin (Mar-Apr 1968), pp. 12-25.

Williams, Robert E. "United States of America: Plastics in Boat Construction" in Report of the VIIIth International Life-Boat Conference Held in Bremen From June 22nd to June 25th, 1959 (Bremen: Deutsche Gesellschaft Zur Rettung Schiffbruchiger, 1959), pp. 1107-116.

"Yaquina Bay LBS Gets New 52-Foot Lifeboat." Coast Guard Magazine (Sep 1956), pp. 32-33.


Books & Government Publications

Ballantyne, R.M. The Life-boat: a Tale of our Coast Heroes. London: Nisbet 1864.

Chapelle, Howard L. American Small Sailing Craft: Their Design, Development, & Construction. New York: W.W. Norton, 1951.

Cumming, John. Literature of the Life-Boat 1785-1947. London, Royal National Life-Boat Institution, 1947, revised.

Dawson, A.J. Britain's Life-boats. The Story of a Century of Heroic Service. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1923.

Debdin, J.C., & J. Ayling. Book of the Life Boat. Edinburgh & London: [*****], 1894.

Dobbins, David P. The Dobbins Life-Boat Illustrated. Buffalo: Art-Printing Works of Matthews, Northrop & Co., office of the "Buffalo Morning Express," 1886.

Forbes, R.B. Life-Boats, Projectiles, & other Means for Saving Life. Boston: Wm. Paisons Lunt 1872.

Francis' Metallic Life-Boat Company. New York: William C. Bryant & Company, Printers, 1852. . New York: William C. Bryant & Company, Printers, 1852. . New York: William C. Bryant & Company, Printers, 1852.

Fry, Eric C. Lifeboat Design & Development. London: David & Charles, 1975.

Greathead, H. Report of the Evidence and other Proceedings in Parliament Respecting the Invention of the Life-boat. London: Hansard, 1804.

Guthorn, Peter J. The Sea Bright Skiff and Other New Jersey Shore Boats. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1971.

Hillary, Sir W. A Plan for the Construction of a Steam Life-boat, also for the Extinguishment of Fire at Sea. London: Whittaker 1823.

Howarth, Patrick. The Life-boat Story. London: Routledge 1957.

Lamb, Sir John Cameron. The Life-Boat and Its Work. London: Royal National Lifeboat Institution, 1911.

Lewis, R. The Life Boat and Its Work. London: Macmillan, 1874.

Lukin, L. The Invention, Principles of Construction and Uses of Unimmergible Boats. London: Nichols, 1806.

Methley, Noel T. The Life-Boat and Its Story. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1912.

Middleton, E.W. Lifeboats of the World: A Pocket Encyclopedia of Sea Rescue. New York: Arco Publishers, 1978.

Orleans Historical Society. Rescue CG 36500. Orleans: Orleans Historical Society, 1985.

Seely, J.E.B. Launch! A Life-boat book. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1932.

United States Coast Guard. Boats of the United States Coast Guard. COMDTINST M16114.1. Washington: U.S. Coast Guard, 1980.

United States Congress. House. Acquisition of Small Craft for Coast Guard Use. H. Rp. 1239, 77th Cong., 1st sess., 1942, Serial 10557.

________.________. Authorize Purchase of Foreign Lifeboat for Coast Guard. H. Rp. 241, 71st Cong., 2nd sess., 1930, Serial 9190.

________. Senate. Acquisition of Small Vessels for Coast Guard Use. S. Rp. 802, 77th Cong., 1st sess., 1942, Serial 10546.

________.________. Authorize Purchase of Foreign Lifeboat for Coast Guard. S. Rp. 200, 71st Cong., 2nd sess., 1930, Serial 9185.

________.________. Harbor Boat for Revenue-Cutter Service at San Francisco, Cal. S. Rp. 950, 63rd Cong., 3rd sess., 1915, Serial 6762.

________.________. Steam Launches, Revenue-Cutter Service, for Waters of Puget Sound. S. Rp. 232, 61st Cong., 2nd sess., 1910, Serial 5582.

Wilkinson, William D. "Nineteenth Century Coastal Lifeboats in the Collection of the Mariners Museum," in Wooden Shipbuilding & Small Craft Preservation. Washington: Preservation Press, 1976.

________, & CDR Timothy R. Dring, USNR (Ret.).  American Coastal Rescue Craft: A Design History of Coastal Rescue Craft Used by the United States Life-Saving Service and the United States Coast Guard.  Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2009.


Unpublished Works:

Jones, E. L. & P. B. Fontneau.  "Development of a High Speed Rescue Boat."  Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Spring Meeting, April, 1973.


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