U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office

The U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office, located in Washington, D.C., has collections relating to the history of the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Lighthouse Service, U.S. Revenue Cutter Service, and U.S. Life-Saving Service. See <uscg.mil/history> for more information. Items include photos, newspaper articles, and in some cases, correspondence. The majority of items are in the public domain and are unrestricted. Most of the light station images were scanned by Sandra Shanklin. The Society applauds her efforts to make these images available to the general public. We appreciate her contributing the scans to the Society. Note that the images included here are not the entire collection. Additional images may be available in the U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office files.

Isles of Shoals 1950s aerial view

Buffalo - Aerial 1979

Bear Island postcard

Race Rock - Aerial Showing Rip Rap

Boston - View From Ship

Cape Ann - WWII Buildings (1 of 2)


Sabin Point - Lighthouse & Rip Rap

Spectacle Island - Range Light

Galveston Depot TX Plans

Brenton Reef - At Depot

Boston LV - Light Ship

Guard Island AK 1917 Distant Water View USCGHO

Scotch Cap AK Temporary Light 1948 USCGHO

St. Croix River - undated photo of boathouse

Franklin Island undated aerial view

Whaleback ca. 1960s postcard

Halfway Rock 1979 aerial view

Marshall Point 1948 view of boathouse

Cape Charles - 1962 Aerial of Station

Pages Rock - District Photo

Cape Sarichef AK Lighthouse USCGHO s_249

Southwest Pass Entrance- 1950 Aerial

LV-189 New Orleans

Cleveland Ledge - caisson under construction

Strawberry Island Upper Cut - Front Tower

Buffalo - Aerial 1959

Frying Pan - 1949

Overfalls (Lightship Station)

Cape St. Elias AK Light Station USCGHO - 04

Cape Saint George FL Early Photo 1926

Cape Neddick aerial view 1972

Hen And Chickens - LV 86 At Depot

St. Augustine - Lighthouse Through The Foliage

Mobile Point - Black & White

Northwest Passage

Fort Wadsworth - Aerial Of Fort

Fort Ripley Shoal