How to Use the USCG Historian's Office

The website of the U. S. Coast Guard Historian's Office is a gateway to the study of the Lighthouse Service.  The Historian’s Office preserves, promotes and commemorates the Coast Guard's history and heritage in all forms, including official documents, publications and manuals, photographs, oral histories, memoirs, and artifacts, among others. They also help to preserve the history and heritage of each of the five predecessor agencies that make up today's Coast Guard:  the Revenue Cutter Service, the Life-Saving Service, the Lighthouse Service, the Bureau of Navigation and the Steamboat Inspection Service.

The Historian’s Office maintains a file of online photographs of lightships at:

http://www.uscg.mil/history/cutters/WLV/Lightship_Photo_Index.asp

They also have further lightship information at:

http://www.uscg.mil/history/cutters/WLV/Lightship_Index.asp

The Historian’s Office maintains a file of online photographs of lighthouses and detailed information about each light at:

http://www.uscg.mil/history/weblighthouses/USCGLightList.asp

The Historian’s Office maintains a file of online lighthouse and lightship subject information at:

http://www.uscg.mil/history/h_lhindex.asp


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