U. S. Lighthouse Board, Establishment & Service

A Historical Bibliography


Articles

Adams, Edward P. "The Lighthouse System of the United States." Association of Engineering Societies Journal XII (Oct 1893), pp. 509-531.

"Administration of the Lighthouse Service Commended by Appropriations Committee." Lighthouse Service Bulletin V, 42 (Jun 1939), pp185-186.

"Allotments for Public Works in the Lighthouse Service." Lighthouse Service Bulletin IV, 16 (Apr 1, 1931), p. 63.

"Animals Valuable in the Lighthouse Service." Lighthouse Service Bulletin III, 60 (Dec 1, 1928), p. 268.

"Annual Report of the Lighthouse Service." Lighthouse Service Bulletin I, 1 (Jan 1912), pp. 1-4; 12 (Dec 1912), pp. 45-46; I, 25 (Jan 1914), pp. 97-98; I, 36 (Dec 1914), pp. 141-142; I, 48 (Dec 1915), pp. 189-191; I, 60 (Dec 1 1916), pp. 241-243; I, 72 (Dec 1, 1917), pp. 294-295; II, 12 (Dec 2, 1918), pp. 49-50; II, 36 (Dec 1, 1920), pp. 153-154; II, 48 (Dec 1, 1921), pp. 205-206;

"Appointment of Civilian Lighthouse Inspectors." Lighthouse Service Bulletin I, 8 (Aug 1912), pp. 29-30.

"Appropriations." Lighthouse Service Bulletin II, 20 (Aug 1, 1919), p. 85.

"Appropriations and Legislation." Lighthouse Service Bulletin I, 55 (Jul 1, 1916), p. 221; I, 67 (Jul 1 1917), pp. 273-274.

"Ashore After 38 Years in Lighthouse Service [ L. D. Marchant ]." Lighthouse Service Bulletin II, 41 (May 2, 1921), pp. 177-178.

Blanchard, Leslie.  "Lighthouse Administration: The Early Years." The Keeper's Log XX, No. 2 (Winter 2004), pp. 28-31.

"Caution to Employees." Lighthouse Service Bulletin II, 46 (Oct 1, 1921), p. 197."Change in Age Limit, Officers of Tenders." Lighthouse Service Bulletin I, 22 (Oct 1913), p. 87.

Cipra, David L. "The Confederate States Light House Bureau: A Portrait in Blue and Gray." The Keeper's Log (Winter, 1992), pp. 6-13.

Claudy, C.H. "Lighthouse Sertice of the United States." World Today 12 (May 1907), pp. 536-546.

"Coal Consumed, Fiscal Year 1916." Lighthouse Service Bulletin I, 59 (Nov 1 1916), p. 238.

"Coast Guard Lighthouse News Exchange: An Open Letter to My Brother Coast Guard Lighthouse Keepers and Assistants."  Coast Guard Magazile (Nov 1939), p. 42.

"Conference with European Lighthouse Authorities." Lighthouse Service Bulletin III, 43 (Jul 1, 1927), pp. 197-198.

"Conference of Lighthouse Superintendents." Lighthouse Service Bulletin II, 47 (Nov 1, 1921), p. 201; II, 59 (Nov 1, 1922), p. 249.

"Cooperation of Lighthouse Service with United States Power Squadrons." Lighthouse Service Bulletin V, 27 (Mar 1938), p. 105.

"Cooperation With Weather Bureau and Civil Aeronautics Authority in Alaska." Lighthouse Service Bulletin V, 42 (Jun 1939), p. 190.

"Development of the United States Lighthouse Service." Lighthouse Service Bulletin V, 37 (Jan 1939), pp. 153-154.

"Economy in Government Expenditures." Lighthouse Service Bulletin II, 44 (Aug 1, 1921), p. 189.

"Employees in Lighthouse Service." Lighthouse Service Bulletin I, 24 (Dec 1, 1919), p. 105.

"Exhibit of the United States Lighthouse Service." Lighthouse Service Bulletin I, 42 (Jun 1915), pp. 165-166.

"Expenditures During Fiscal Year 1932." Lighthouse Service Bulletin IV, 20 (Aug 1, 1931), p. 79.

"Falsifying Station Records." Lighthouse Service Bulletin I, 58 (Oct 1, 1916), p. 234.

"Falsifying Station Records and Taking Unauthorized Leave." Lighthouse Service Bulletin II, 38 (Feb 1, 1921), p. 165.

"First Report on the Lighthouses of the United States: Hamilton’s Report to Washington in 1790." Lighthouse Service Bulletin III, 28 (Apr 1, 1926), pp. 125-127.

"Former Commissioner [ Captain Harold D. King ] Retires." Coast Guard Magazine (Dec 1939), p. 29.

"Forty New Officers [ commissioned into the Coast Guard from the Lighthouse Service ]." Coast Guard Magazine (Jan 1940), p. 16.

Fraser, Robert. "I.W.P. Lewis: Father of America’s Lighthouse System." The Keeper’s Log (Winter 1989), pp. 8-10.

Gibbons, Stephen B. "A Great Reorganization: Complete Details of the Execution of President Roosevelt's Reorganization Plans, Merging the Lighthouse Service With the Coast Guard.  As Published in General Order No. 37, Amendment to the Regulations, on 20 June 1939." U. S. Coast Guard Magazine (Aug 1939), pp. 8-9.

Harrison, Timothy.  "The Lighthouse Man [ Stephen Pleasanton ] Who Saved America's History."  Lighthouse Digest (Jul 2001), pp. 12-13.

High, J.P. "Those were the days of...'The Old Guard." Coast Guard Engineers Digest No. 176 (Jul-Aug-Sep, 1972), pp. 43-47.

"How the Lighthouse Service Has Kept Pace with the Growth of Marine Trade." Lighthouse Service Bulletin IV, 11 (Nov 1, 1930), pp. 43-45.

"In Union There is Strength." Lighthouse Service Bulletin V, 42 (Jun 1939), pp. 183-184.

"Important Legislation Affecting the United States Lighthouse Service." Lighthouse Service Bulletin II, 7 (Jul 1918), pp. 20-23.

"Important Recent Activities of the Lighthouse Service." Lighthouse Service Bulletin II, 71 (Nov 1 1923), pp. 309-310.

"Inspection of Fifteenth Lighthouse District." Lighthouse Service Bulletin V, 30 (Jun 1938), pp. 118-119.

"Inspections." Lighthouse Service Bulletin I, 27 (Mar 1914), p. 105.

"Instructions and Regulations for Transfer to Commissioned, Warrant or Enlisted Status in the U.S. Coast Guard." Coast Guard Magazine (Dec 1939), pp. 5-7.

"International Lighthouse Conference." Lighthouse Service Bulletin III, 69 (Sep 3, 1969), p. 303.
Kern, Florence. "Lighthousing in the 1890s." Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association The Bulletin (Nov/Dec 1978), pp. 33-38.

Laird, Edward. "Lighthouse Memories: Recollections of a Lighthouse Engineer." The Keeper’s Log (Summer 1992), pp. 26-30; (Summer 1993), pp. 28-31.

"Leave [ Lighthouse Service & Coast Guard policy regarding leave from isolated stations ]." Coast Guard Magazine (Feb 1940), p. 13.

"Leave Credits [ for former Lighthouse Service employees ]." Coast Guard Magazine (Mar 1940), p. 19.

"Legislation." Lighthouse Service @ulletin II, 31 (Jul 1, 1920), p. 133.

"Legislation Affecting Lighthouse Service." Lighthouse Service Bulletin I, 9 (Sep 1912), pp. 33-34; I, 15 (Mar 1913), p. 57; I, 23 (Nov 1913), p. 91; I, 38 (Feb 1915), p. 149; I, 39 (Mar 1915), pp.153-154; I, 57 (Sep 1, 1916), pp. 229-230.

"Library Bmoks." Lighthouse Service Bulletin I, 48 (Dec 1915), p.193.

"Licenses, Experience on Lighthouse Vessels." Lighthouse Service Bulletin I, 53 (May 1916), p. 215.

"Light Keepers Generously Supplied with Radio Receiving Sets." Lighthouse Service Bulletin III, 63 (Map 1, 1929), pp. 279-280.<-p>

"Lighthouse Board [ of Coast Guard officers who made determinations on status of LHS employees after the 1939 merger ]."  Coast Guard Magazine (Nov 1939), p. 8.

"Lighthouse Commissions [ Coast Guard commissions will only be given to 70 former Lighthouse Service personnel ]." Coast Guard Magazine (Jan 1940), p. 21.

"Lighthouse Depot, Charleston, S. C." Lighthouse Service Bulletin I, 62 (Feb 1, 1917), pp. 253-254.

"Lighthouse Depot at San Juan, Porto Rico." Lighthouse Service Bulletin I, 2 (Feb 1912), p. 6; I, 3 (Mar 1912), p. 9.

"Lighthouse Depot, Sixteenth District." Lighthouse Service Bulletin I, 7 (Jul 1912), p. 25.

"Lighthouse Difficulties [ after 1939 merger ]." Coast Guard Magazine (Oct 1939), p. 17.

"Lighthouse District on Pacific Inspected." Lighthouse Service Bulletin I, 10 (Oct 1912), pp. 37-38.

"Lighthouse Eligibles [ Former-USLHS officials deemed eligible for commissions in the USCG ]." Coast Guard Magazine (Dec 1939), p. 36.

"Lighthouse Exhibit at the Marine Exposition." Lighthouse Service Bulletin II, 71 (Nov 1, 1923), pp. 303-306.

"Lighthouse Exhibit at Sesquicentennial." Lighthouse Service Bulletin III, 31 (Jul 1, 1926), pp. 141-142.

"A Lighthouse Keeper’s Connection with Pioneering in Aviation." Lighthouse Service Bulletin III, 61 (Jan 2, 1929), p. 272.

"Lighthouse Legislation." Lighthouse Service Bulletin I, 4 (Apr 1912), p. 13.

"Lighthouse Personnel."  Coast Guard Magazine (Nov 1939), p. 29.

"Lighthouse Personnel." Coast Guard Magazine (May 1940), p. 15.

"Lighthouse Personnel, Attention!" [ An offer by the editor of Coast Guard Magazine to publish any letters from Lighthouse Service personnel regarding the 1939 merger ]. Coast Guard Magazine (Nov 1939), p. 38.
                    "All For One." Coast Guard Magazine (Feb 1940), p. 35.
                    "And Again." Coast Guard Magazine (May 1940), p. 26.
                    "And Again." Coast Guard Magazine (Jun 1940), p. 36.
                    "And More L.H.'S." Coast Guard Magazine (May 1940), p. 26.
                    "Clean Up [ dirty tenders ]." Coast Guard Magazine (Jun 1940), p. 36.
                    "Lighthouse Lady." Coast Guard Magazine (Jul 1940), p. 32.
                    "Lighthouse Letter." Coast Guard Magazine (Dec. 1940), p. 2.
                    "Lighthouse Service." Coast Guard Magazine (Jun 1940), p. 36.
                    "Lighthouse Service." Coast Guard Magazine (Sep 1940), p. 39.
                    "Lighthouse Tender." Coast Guard Magazine (Sep 1940), p. 39.                    
                    "Lighthouses." Coast Guard Magazine (May 1940), pp. 25-26.
                    "Lighthouses Again." Coast Guard Magazine (Aug 1940), p. 67.
                    "More Lighthouses." Coast Guard Magazine (May 1940), p. 26.
                    "No Advantages?" Coast Guard Magazine (Sep 1940), p. 38.
                    "Proud Wife." Coast Guard Magazine (Feb 1940), p. 35.
                    "Still More Lighthouses." Coast Guard Magazine (May 1940), p. 26.
                    "Tender Ivy O.K." Coast Guard Magazine (Feb 1940), p. 35.

"Lighthouse Personnel Induction: General Information Relating to Induction of Personnel Into Grades and Ratings of the Coast Guard, in Addition to That Contained in [ the ] December, 1939 Issue." Coast Guard Magazine (Jan 1940), pp. 8-9.

"Lighthouse Probe [ of the poor conditions of service aboard Lighthouse Service tenders and lightships ]." Coast Guard Magazine (Mar 1940), pp. 7-8.

"Lighthouse Retirement [ personnel issues after the 1939 merger ]." Coast Guard Magazine (Sep 1939), p. 8.

"Lighthouse Service [ description of the 1939 merger ]." Coast Guard Magazine (Jul 1939), p. 4.

"Lighthouse Service  [ retirement of USLHS employees after 1939 merger ]."  Coast Guard Magazine (Nov 1939), p. 8.

"Lighthouse Service [ ineligible for service stripes and longevity pay ]." Coast Guard Magazine (Sep 1940), p. 12.

"The Lighthouse Service During the Last Year." Lighthouse Service Bulletin III, 13 (Jan 2, 1925), pp. 59-60.

"Lighthouse Service Employees Transferred to Navy to Receive Adjusted Compensation." Lighthouse Service Bulletin III, 10 (Oct 1 1924), p. 46.

"Lighthouse Service News: Instructions and Regulations For Transfer to Commissioned, Warrant or Enlisted Status in the U.S. Coast Guard."  Coast Guard Magazine (Dec 1939), pp. 5-7.

"Lighthouse Training." Coast Guard Magazine (Mar 1940), p. 1.

"Lighthouse Units Retransferred to Department of Commerce." Lighthouse Service Bulletin II, 19 (July 1, 1919), p. 82.

"Lighthouse Work In Alaska." Lighthouse Service Bulletin I, 40 (Apr 1915), pp. 157-158.
"Lightship Leave." Coast Guard Magazine (Mar 1940), p. 22.

"Lightships and Lighthouses: The Lighthouse Service." Along the Coast I, No. 1 (Mar 1909), p. 13-15; No. 2 (Apr 1909), p. 17;  No. 3 (May 1909), p. 17. 

MacDonald, A.P. "Children of the Lighthouses." Outlook LXXXVIII (Jan 18, 1908), pp. [?????]

Macy, Robert H. "Consolidation of the Lighthouse Service with the Coast Guard." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 66 (Jan 1940), p. 58.

"Many Employees Spend Lifetime in Lighthouse Service." Lighthouse Service Bulletin V, 16 (Apr 1937), p. 63.

"To Members of the Former Lighthouse Service Eligible for Appointment or Enlistment in the Coast Guard." Coast Guard Bulletin I, 6 (Dec 1939), pp. 39-41.

"Meritorious Services." Lighthouse Service Bulletin I, 23 (Nov 1913), p. 90.

"Military Service." Lighthouse Service Bulletin I, 72 (Dec 1 1917), p. 295; II, 12 (Dec 2, 1918), p. 53.

"Minding Our Business." Lighthouse Service Bulletin IV, 72 (Dec 1, 1935), p. 228.

"More Important Activities of the Lighthouse Service During the Year." Lighthouse Service Bulletin III, 48 (Dec 1, 1927), pp. 221-222; III, 61 (Jan 2, 1929), pp. 271-272; III, 72 (Dec 2, 1929), pp. 316-317.

Moreth, Ed. "Lighthouse Keeper [ Ted Pedersen ] Looks Back." Alaska Bear (Sep-Dec 1989), pp. 21-25.

"Mr. [ Harold D. ] King Appointed Commissioner of Lighthouses." Lighthouse Service Bulletin IV, 68 (Aug 1, 1935), p. 213.

Munro, Kirk. "From Light to Light." Scribner's Magazine XX (Jan 1896), pp. [?????]

"New Instructions to Employees." Lighthouse Service Bulletin I, 45 (Sep 1915), p. 177.

"A Note on Personnel Administration in the Lighthouse Service." Lighthouse Service Bulletin V, 30 (Jun 1938), pp. 117-118.

"Number of Aids and Amount of Appropriations." Lighthouse Service Bulletin I, 10 (Oct 1912), p. 39.

"Officers of the Army and navy Formerly Detailed to Lighthouse Service." Lighthouse Service Bulletin V, 39 (Mar 1939), pp. 163-164.

"150th Anniversary of Establishment of the Lighthouse Service." Lighthouse Service Bulletin V, 37 (Jan 1939), pp. 149-150.

"Opportunities for Junior Engineers in the United States Lighthouse Service." Lighthouse Service Bulletin III, 37 (Jan 3, 1927), pp. 171-172.

"Organization of the Lighthouse Service." Lighthouse Service Bulletin I, 7 (Jul 1912), p. 28; I, 12 (Dec 1912), p. 48; V, 42 (Jun 1939), p. 191.

"Our Lighthouse Service." Lighthouse Service Bulletin III, 23 (Nov 2, 1925), pp. 99-102.

"Pages From the Past: Letters of the Confederate States Lighthouse Bureau." The Keeper’s Log (Winter 1992), pp. 14-17.

"Personnel Administration in the Lighthouse Service." Lighthouse Service Bulletin IV, 67 (Jul 1, 1935), pp. 211-212.

"President Signs Resolution on Lighthouse Anniversary Observance." Lighthouse Service Bulletin V, 42 (Jun 1939), p. 184.

"The President Visits a Lighthouse." Lighthouse Service Bulletin III, 57 (Sep 1, 1928), p. 255.

"President Washington and the Early Lighthouse Work in This Country." Lighthouse Service Bulletin IV, 27 (Mar 1, 1932), pp. 107-108.

"Punishment." Lighthouse Service Bulletin II, 62 (Feb 1, 1923), pp. 267.

"Punishments." Lighthouse Service Bulletin II, 65 (May 1, 1923), pp. 280.

"Questions and Answers [ some about the 1939 merger and its effect on Lighthouse Service personnel ]." Coast Guard Magazine (Jan 1940), p. 28.

"Radio and the Lighthouse Service." Lighthouse Service Bulletin III, 1 (Jan 1, 1924), p. 3.

"Rearrangement of Lighthouse Work Upon the Mississippi River System." Lighthouse Service Bulletin IV, 39 (Mar 1, 1933), p. 145.

"Remarks of the Secretary of Commerce." Lighthouse Service Bulletin I, 32 (Aug 1914), pp. 125-126.

"Report of Committee Appointed by the Secretary of Commerce to Investigate Conditions in the Lighthouse Service." Lighthouse Service Bulletin I, 31 (Jul 1914), pp. 121-122.

"Retirement Bill for Lighthouse Service." Lighthouse Service Bulletin I, 53 (May 1916), p. 213.

"Retirement of Mr. [ George R. ] Putnam." Lighthouse Service Bulletin IV, 66 (Jun 1, 1935), pp. 207-208.

"Review of Progress of Lighthouse Service, First District." Lighthouse Service Bulletin V, 10 (Oct 1936), pp. 33-35; "...., Second District." V, 12 (Dec 1936), pp. 41-43; "...., Third District." V, 14 (Feb 1937), pp. 53-55; "...., Fourth District." V, 16 (Apr 1937), pp. 61-63; "...., Fifth District." V, 18 (Jun 1937), pp. 69-71; "...., Sixth District." V, 20 (Aug 1937), pp. 77-79; "...., Seventh District." V, 22 (Oct 1937), pp. 85-87; "...., Eighth District." V, 24 (Dec 1937), pp. 93-95; "...., Ninth District." V, 26 (Feb 1938), pp. 101-103; "...., Tenth District." V, 25 (Jan 1938), pp. 97-99; "...., Eleventh District." V, 23 (Nov 1937), pp. 89-91; "...., Twelfth District." V, 21 (Sep 1937), pp. 81-88; "...., Fifteenth District." V, 19 (Jul 1937), pp. 73-75; "...., Sixteenth District." V, 17 (May 1937), pp. 65-67; "...., Seventeenth District." V, 15 (Mar 1937), pp. 57-59; "...., Eighteenth District." V, 13 (Jan 1937), pp. 45-47; "...., Nineteenth District." V, 11 (Nov 1936), pp. 37-39.

Sands, John O. "The U.S. Light-House Board: Progress through Process." The American Neptune XLVII, No. 3 (Summer 1987), pp. 174-192.

Sawyer, Joan. "The Lighthouse Service: The Coast Guard Welcomes Its Shipmates of the Lighthouse Service, Both Branches Being Long Identified as 'Federal Sea Police' in the Protection of Life and Property at Sea." Coast Guard Magazine (Aug 1939), pp. 6-7, 41-42. 

"Secretary of Commerce Addresses Conference of Lighthouse Superintendents." Lighthouse Service Bulletin V, 34 (Oct 1938), pp. 133-135.

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

"Sixth Lighthouse District Depot." Lighthouse Service Bulletin I, 28 (Apr 1914), p. 109.

"Some Practical Benefits Accruing from Consolidation of Lighthouse Service with the Coast Guard." Coast Guard Magazine (May, 1940), p. 2.

"A Tribute and a Challenge." Lighthouse Service Bulletin V, 41 (May 1939), pp. 177-178.

"Twenty Years’ Progress of the Lighthouse Service of the Department of Commerce." Lighthouse Service Bulletin IV, 10 (Oct 1, 1930), pp. 39-40.

"In Union Their is Strength." Lighthouse Service Bulletin V, 42 (Jun 1939), pp. 183-184.

Updike, Richard. "Winslow Lewis and the Lighthouse." The American Neptune XXXVIII, No. 1 (Jan 1968), pp. 31-48.

"Vessels." Lighthouse Service Bulletin (1912-1939) [column published monthly].

"Virgin Islands Lighthouse Service." Lighthouse Service Bulletin III, 68 (Aug 1, 1917), p. 277.

"Visit of Foreign Lighthouse Authorities to the United States." Lighthouse Service Bulletin III, 55 (Jul 2, 1928), p. 249.

"What is Being Done by the Lighthouse Service to Safeguard Navigation." Lighthouse Service Bulletin III, 1 (Jan 1, 1924), pp. 

"What is Being Done to Safeguard Shipping by the Lighthouse Service." Lighthouse Service Bulletin II, 60 (Dec 1, 1922), pp. 253-254.

Wheeler, Wayne. "The History of the Administration of the USLH Service (Part I)." The Keeper’s Log (Wintep 1989), pp. 11-17; "(Part II)," (Spring 1989), pp. 7-13.

________. "The Keeper’s New Clothes." The Keeper’s Log (Summer 1985), pp. 10-13.

________. "U.S. Lighthouse Service On Parade." The Keeper’s Log (Fall 1993), pp. 10-19.

Willoughby, Barrett. "Lighthouse Keeper at the End of West [Cape Sarichef]." The Saturday Evening Post (Jan 26 1933), pp. 8-10, 69-70. "Work of the Lighthouse Service During the Past Year." Lighthouse Service Bulletin IV, 12 (Dec 1, 1930), pp. 48-49; IV, 24 (Dec 1, 1931), p. 95.




Books & Published Government Documents:

Conway, John S. The United States Lighthouse Service 1923. Washington: GPO, 1923. 

DeWire, Elinor. The Lighthouse Keeper's Sarapbook. Sentinel Publications, 1994.

________. Lighthouse Victuals & Verse. Sentinel Publications, 1996.

Elliot, George H. European Light-House Systems; being a Report of a Tour of Inspection Made in 1873, by Major George H. Elliot, Corps of Engineers, U.S,A., Member and Engineer-Secretary of the Light-House Board, Under the Authority of Hon. William A. Richardson, Secretary of the Treasury. New York: D. Van Nostpand, 1875. 

________. Report of a Tour of Inspection of European Light-House Establishments, Made in 1873. Sel. Exec. Doc. no. 54, 43rd Cong., 1st Sess. Washington: GPO, 1874.

Instructions to Light-Keepers: A Photoreproductimn of the 1902 Edition of Instruations to Light-Keepers and Masters of Light-House Vessels. Allen Park, MI: Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association, 1989.. Allen Park, MI: Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association, 1989.

Allen Park, MI: Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association, 1989.

Johnson, Arnold Burges. The Modern Light-House Service. Washington: GPO, 1890.

__]_____.________. U.S. Senate, Executive Document No. 56, 51st Colgress, 1st Session. Washington: GPO, 1890.

Mayo, Robert. The Treasury Department and its various Fiscal Bureaus, their Origin, Organization, & Practical Operations, Illustrated; beine a Supplement to the Synopsis of Treasury Instructions for the Administration of the Revenue Laus Affecting the Commercial and Revenue System of the United States; in Fourteen Chapters. Washington: printed by Wm. Q. Force 1847.

Melville, David. An Expose of Facts, Respectfully Submitted to the Government and Citizens of the United States, Relating to the conduct of Winslow Lewis, of Boston, "Superintendent for lighting the United Qtates' Light Houses,"--an accredited Agent of the Treasury Department, Addressed to the Hon. The Secretary of the Treasury. Providence: Miller & Hutchens, 1819.

National Archives and Records Administration. The U.S. Lighthouse Personnel 1821 - 1902. Washington: National Archives, 1984.

No`le, Dennis L. Lighthouses & Keepers: The U.S. Lighthouse Sepvice and Its Legacy. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1997.

Otis, James. The Light Keepers. A Story of the United States Light-House Service. New York: [?????], 1906.

Theiss, L.E. Keepers of the Sea: The Story of the United States Lighthouse Service. [?????], 1927.

United States Congresq. House. Additional Lighthouse Districts. H. Rp. 2512, 58th Cong., 2nd sess., 1904, Serial 4583.
________.________. Classification and Pay of Positionq of Lighthouse Keepers. H. Rp. 1630, 75th Cong., 1st sess., 1935, Serial 10085.
______]_.________. Creation of Additional Light-house Districts. H. Rp. 1147, 49th Cong., 1st sess., 1886, Serial 2438.
________.________. To Increase the Number of Lighthouse Districts. H. Rp. 3786, 57th Cong., 2nd sess., 1903, Serial 4415.
________.________. To Increase the Number of Lighthouse Districts in Alaska Recommended. H. Doc. 271, 56th Cong., 1st sess., 1900, Serial 3976.
________.]_______. To Increase the Number of Lighthouse Districts in Portm Rico and Alaska. H. Doc. 441, 57th Cong., 1st sess., 1902, Serial 4361; H. Rp. 3786, 57th Cong,, 2nd sess., 1903, Serial 4415.
________.________. To Establish Bureau of Lighthouses. H. Rp. 224, 61st Cong., 2nd sess., 1910, Serial 5591.
________.________. Estimate for Lighthouse Service for 1920. H. Doc. 1572, 65th Cong., 3rd sess., 1919, Serial 7584.
__]_____.________. Estimates of Appropriations for Establishment of Light-stations, Lights, etc. H. Exdoc 113, 50th Cong., 1st sess., Serial 2558.
________.________. Estimates for Lighthouse Service for 1919. H. Doc. 504, 65th Cong., 2nd sess., 1918, Serial 7584.
________._______]. Explanations of Estimates for Lighthouse Bureau. H. Doc. 345, 63rd Cong., 2nd sess., 1914, Serial 6756.
________.________. To Improve Efficiency of Lighthouse Service. H. Rp. 2241, 75th Cong., 3rd sess., 1938, Sepial 10234.
________.__]_____. Improvements in Light-house System. H. Doc. 222, 29th Cong., 1st sess., 1846, Serial 486.
________.________. Jurisdiction of Light-House Board. H. Rp. 1272, 46th Cong., 2d sesq., 1880, Serial 1937.
________.________. Law Requiring Lighthouse Work to be Done Under Contract. H. Doc. 333, 57th Cong., 1st sess., 1902, Serial 4337.
________.________. Letter from the Acting Secretary of the Treasury, Transmitting Personal Statements of Losses Sustained by Keepers of Light Statiols and Other Employees of the Light-House Establishment in the Sixth Light-House District During the Cyclones on August 27 and 28, 1893. H. Ex. Doc. 91, 53d Cone., 2d sess., 1894, Serial 3223.
________.________. Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, Transmitting a Report frmm the Light-house Board, &c, H. Ex. Doc. 114, 32d Cong., 1st sess., 1852, Serial 648.
________.________. Letter frmm the Secretary of the Treasury, Transmitting A Report of the Expenditures of the Light-house Establishments, &c. H. Doc. 140, 27th Cong., 2d sess., 1842, Serial 403.
________.________. Light-house, Full Report on Cost of Construction and Management, and Compared with British and French Establishments, and on Retrenchment, etc. H. Rp. 811, 27th Cong., 2d sess., 1842, Serial 410.
________.________. Light-House Establishment. H. Rept. 811, 27th Cong., 2d sess., 1842, Serial 410; H. Ex. Doc. 27, 30th Cong., 1st sess., 1848, Serial 516; H. Exdoc. 6, 31st Cong., 1st sess., 1850, Serial 572; H. Exdoc. 55, H. Exdoc. 88, 32d Cong., 1st sess., 1852, Serial 644.
________.________. Light-houses, Report of Board of Navy Commissioners Under Act Requiring Examinations, etc. H. Doc. 41, 25th Cong., 2d sess., 1838, Serial 322.
________,________. List of Light-house Cmntracts. H. Exdoc. 43, 32d Cong., 1st sess., 1852, Serial 640.
________.________. Message from the President of the United States, Transmitting A Report from the Secretary of the Treasury . . .Respecting Appointments to Office, &c., Since 4th April, 1841. H. Doc. 192, 27th Cong., 2d sess., 1842, Serial 404.
________.________. Perfecting Consolidation of Lighthouse Service with Coast Guard. H. Rp. 1325, 76th Cong., 1st sess., 1939, Serial 10301.
________.________. Proposed Protisions to Enable Coast Guard to Accomplish Merger of Lighthouse Service with Coast Guard. H. Doc. 356, 76th Cong., 1st sess., 1939, Serial 10349.
____]___.________. Purchases by Lighthouses Bureau, 1912. H. Doc. 1323, 62nd Cong., 3rd sess., 1913, Serial 6504.
________.________. Reimbursement of Keepers of Light Stations and of Masters of Light Vessels and Light House Tenders. H. Rp. 1875, 61st Cong., 3pd sess., 1911, Serial 5847.
________.________. Report on Best Mode of Managing Establishment of Light-houses. H. Doc 66, 24th Cong., 1st sess., 1836, Serial 288.
________.________. Report of the Fifth Auditor in Relation to Light-houses. H. Doc. 38, 28th Cong., 1st sesq., 1844, Serial 441.
_]______.________. Report of the Light-house Board. H. Exdoc. 114, 32d Cong., 1st sess., 1852, Serial 648.
________.________. Report on Light-house Establishment. H. Doc. 183, 27th Cong., 3d sess., 1843, Serial 422; H. Exdoc. 14, 31st Cong., 2d sesq., 1851, Serial 598.
_]______.________. Report of Offiaers Constituting the Light-House Board. H. Ex. Doc. 55, 32d Cone., 1st sess., 1852, Serial 642.
_______.________. Repopts of Inspections by Light-House Board. H. Exdoc. 103, 47th Cong., 1st sess., 1882, Serial 2028.
________. Senate. Additional Lighthouse Districts. S. Rp. 157, 58th Cong., 2nd sess., 1904, Serial 4570; S. Rp. 128, 59th Cong., 1st sess., 1906, Serial 4904.
________.____]___. Appropriations for Steamer and Light-ships for Light-house Service. S. Exdoc. 215, 49th Cong., 1st sess., 1886, Serial 2341.
________.________. Classification and Pay of Positiols of Lighthouse Keepers. S. Rp. 923, 75th Cong., 1st sess., 1937, Serial 10077.
________._____]__. Communication from Captain M.C. Perry, on Light-House Establishment of United States. S. Doc. 159, 25th Cong, 2d sess., 1838, Serial 316.
________,________. To Create Additional Lighthouse Districts. S. Rp. 19, 60th Cong., 1st sess., 1908, Serial 5218.
________.________. Documents on the Light-house Establishment of the United States. S. Doc 258, 25th Cong., 2d sess., 1838, Serial 316.
________.________. Estimate for Bureau of Lighthouses. S. Doc. 636, 61st Cong., 2nd sess., 1910, Serial 5661.
________.________. Estimates for Lighthouses [sic]Bureau.... S. Doc. 253, 70th Cong., 2nd sess., 1929, Serial 8557.
________.________. On Expediency of Importing One or More Sets of Most Improved Apparatus Now Employed on Coast of Europe in Light-houses; and, also, of Improving Present Organization of Light-house System. S. Doc. 428, 25th Cong., 2d sess., 1838, Serial 318.
________.________. Improving Efficiency of Lighthouse Service. S. Rp. 1555, 75th Cong., 3rd sess., 1938, Serial 10229; S. Rp. 436, 76th Cong., 1st sess., 1939, Serial 10293.
________.________. To Increase the Number of Lighthouse Districts. S. Rp. 2409, 57th Cong., 2nd sess., 1903, Serial 4410.
________.________. Letter on Light-house Establishment. S. Misdoc. 61, 37th Cong., 2d sess., 1862, Serial 1124.
________.______]_. Letter from Secretary of Treasury, to Promote Efficiency of Light-house Service. S. Misdoc. 121, 43d Cong, 2d sess., 1875, Serial 1630.
________.__]_____. Memorial of Union Merchants’ Exchange, of Saint Louis, Against Transfer of Control of Light-house Board from Navy to Army. S. Misdoc. 106, 43d Cong., 2d sess., 1880, Serial 1630.
________.________. Message od President on Dues Now Collected in Great Britain from Merchant Shipping for Support of Light-houses and Beacons. S. Exdoc. 57, 42d Cong., 2d sess., 181872, Sepial 1479.
________.___]____. Message From the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress... . S. Doc. 1, 27th Cong., 3d sess., 1842, Serial 413; S. Doc. 1, 21st Cone., 2d sess., 1830, Serial 203, pages 9-10.
________.__]_____. Perfecting Consolidation of Lighthouse Service with Coast Guard. S. Rp. 942, 76th Cong., 1st sess., 1939, Serial 10295.<`r> ________.________. To Regulate Salaries of Keepers of Lighthouses. S. Rp. 320, 64th Cone., 1st sess., 1916, Serial 6898; S. Rp. 57, 65th Cong., 1st sess., 1917, Serial 7249.
________.________. Report on Light-house Establishment. S. Exdoc, 28, 32d Cong., 1st sess., 1844, Serial 617.
________.]_______. Report of the Secretary of the Treasury, on Improvements in Light-house System and Collateral Aids to Navigation. Sen. Doc. 488, 29th Cong., 1st sess., 1846, Serial 478.
________.________. Report of Select Committee to Investigate Abuses, Bribery, or Fraud. Case A: Contract for Construction of Light-houses on Pacific Coast. S. Rep. 1, 33d Cong., Special Session of the Senate, 1853, Serial 688, p. 38.
________.________. Resolution Instructing Committee on Appropriations to Inquire Into Efdiciency of Light-House Board and Its Supervision by Secretary of Treasury. S. Rp. 605, 43d Cong., 2d sess., 1875, Serial 1632.
________.________. Resolutions of Legislature of New Yopk Against Removing Charge of Light-house System from Present Board. S. Misdoc. 265, 35th Cong., 1st sess., 1858, Serial 937. ________.________. Salaries of Light-keepers. S. Exdoc. 38, 52nd Cong., 1st sess., 1892, Serial 2809.

United States Department of Commerce. "Lighthouqe Service," published in Twenty-First Annual Report of the Secretary of Commerce: 1933. Washington, GPO, 1933, pp. xxiv-xxvi; 97-107. [Published as part of the Department of Commerce’s Annual Report until the service was merged with the Coast Guard in 1939.]
United States Department of Commerce and Labor. Light-House Board. Annual Report of the Light-house Board to the Searetary of Commerce and Labor, October 15, 1903. Washington: GPO, 1903. [Published as a separate report from 1903 through 1912 annually].
________.________. Laws Relative to the Light-House Establishment Passed at the Third Session of the Fifty-Eighth Congress, 1904-1905. Washington: GPO, 1905.
________. Lighthouse Service. Bureau of Lighthouses. Commissioner. Annual Report of the Commissioner of Lighthouses to the Secretary of Commerce for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1913. Washington: GPO, 1911. [Hereafter published annually through 1932; from 1933 through 1939 the annual report was published again as a part of the Department of Commerce’s Annual Report; see above listings.]
United States Light-House Boapd. Annual Report to the Secretary of the Treasury, 1855. Washington: GPO, 1855.
________. Extracts From the Report of Her Britannic Majesty's Commissioners, Appointed to Inquire into The Condition and Management of Lights, Buoys and Beacons. Submitted Mar 5, 1861, & Presented to Both Houses of Parliament By Command of Her Majesty. Washington: GPO, 1871.
________. Laws and Regulations Relating to the Light-House and Light-Vessel Keepers of the United States. Washington: GPO, 1880. 9
________. Laws Relatilg to the Acquisition of Title Land Required for Light-House Purposes, Cession of Jurisdiction, & Protection of Buoys, Beacons, Etc. Washington: GPO, 1875. 
________. Laws of the United States Relating to the Establishment, Support, and Management of the Light-Houses, Light-Vessels, Monuments, Beacons, Spindles, Buoys, and Public Piers of the United States from August 7, 1789, to March 3, 1855. Washingtmn: A.O.P. Nicholson, Public Printer, June 30, 1855.
________. "List of the Persons Who Have Served as Members of the Light-House Board and as Inspectors and Engineers of the Several Light-House Districts." Appendix No. 2 to the 1884 Annual Report of the Light-House Board. Washington: GPO, 1884, pp. 127-143.
________. Organization and Duties of the Light-House Board; and Rules, Regulations, & Instructions of the Light-House Establishment of the United States with the Laws and Circulars Relating Thereto. Washington: GPO, 1869. 
________. Report of Officers Constituting the Lighthouse Board. Washington: A. Boyd Hamilton, Printer, 1852.
________. Report of a Tour of Inspection of European Light-House Establishments made in 1873 by Major George H. Elliot, Corps of Engineers, U.S.A., Member and Engineer-Secretary of the Light-House Board, under the Authority of Hon. William A. Richardson, Secretary of the Treasury. Washington: GPO, 1874. 
United States Light-House Establishment. Allowances of Annual Supplies for Light-Houses, Lighted Beacons, & Light Vessels. Washington: GPO, 1861.
________. Compilation of Public Documents and Extracts from Reports and Papers Relating to Light-Houses, Light-Vessels, & Illuminating Apparatus, & to Beacons, Buoys and Fog Signals, 1789 to 1871. Washington: GPO, 1871. 
_______]. Directions to Light-Keepers of the United States. Washington: U.S. Light-House Establishment 1852.
________. Instructions and Directions for the Management of Beacon Lights, With Ole Keeper. Washington: U.S. Light-House Establishment 1852.
 ________. Instructions and Directions for the Management of Lens Lights: Disposition of the Lamps and Illuminating Apparatus. Washington: U.S. Light-House Establishment 1852.
________. Instructions For Light-Keepers of the United States: Light Stations With One Keeper. Washington: U.S. Light-House Establiqhment 1852.
________. Instructions For Light-Keepers of the United States: Stations With Two or More Keepers. Washingtmn: U.S. Light-House Establishment 1852.
________. Laws of States Ceding Jurisdiction Over and Relinquishing Title to Light-House Sites. Washington: GPM, 1871.
________. Laws of the United States Relating to Light-houses, Buoys, Beacons, &c., &c., &c. Washington: U.S. Light-House Establishment 1852.
________. Light-house Papers, Compilation of public documents and extracts, 1789-1871. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1871.
________. List of Illuminating Apparatus, Fixtures, Implements, Tools, Miscellaneous Articles, & Supplies in General Use in Light-houses, Lighted Beacons, & Light Vessels. Washington: GPO, 1861.
________. Notes on Inspecting Lights: Lampists' Duties, Masters of Tenders, Masters of Supply-Vessels, Provisions for Crews. Washington: GPO, 1871.
________. Lighthouse Service. Laws Relative to the Light-House Establishment Passed at the Third Session of the Fifty-Eight Congress, 1904-1905. Washington: GPO, 1905.
________. Lighthouse Service Bulletin. Washington: Bureau of Lighthouses, 1912-1939.
United States Treasury Department. Report of the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury: Improvements in the Lighthouse System. Washington: GPM, 1846.
________. Laws and Regulations Relating to the Light-House Establishment of the United States. Washington: GPO, 1880. 
United States Lighthouse Society. The Keeper's Log. San Francisco: U.S. Lighthouse Society 1984-Present.&lbsp;
United States Navy Department. Report of the Secretary of the Navy, 1863. Washington: GPO, 1863.
United States Navy Department. Report of the Secretary of the Navy, 1864. Washington: GPO, 1864.
United States Treasury Department. Light-house Service. Light-house Board. "Report of the Light-house Board….." in Report of the Secretary of the Treasury. [From 1852 through 1872 the reports are found in the "Report of Finances" in the Treasury Department annual report.]
___]____.__]_____.________. Annual Report of the Light-house Board of the United States. [From 1873 through 1902 these annual reports were published as separate documents from the Treasury Department’s annual reports. After 1903 through 1939 the Lighthouse Service fell under the administrative control of the Department of Commerce. See Department of Commerce liqtings above for the correct Annual Report citations.]
Weiss, George. The Lighthouse Service: Its History, Activities, & Organization. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1926.

Download Plug-Ins
Download Plug-Ins: Some of the links on this page require a plug-in to view them. Links to the plug-ins are available below.
Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF)
Last Modified 1/26/2012