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Do you want to archive your items now? The answer is always “Yes” for this Archivist

Since 1790, there has been a lot of important Coast Guard documents drafted, photographs taken, and logs created. This is why we have an Archivist! The Archives contains historical files on small boats, cutters, aviation, lighthouses, lighthouse tenders, stations, disasters, and other general subjects. Some of these topics include the early days of icebreaking, prohibition operations, Coast Guard Cutter Itasca’s role in the search for Amelia Earhart in 1937, and the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. It is all part of history that needs to be preserved!! Read the full post to learn about the fascinating items that can be found in our Archives.

The Coast Guard has a curator?

Did you know that the Coast Guard has a curator? Did you know that the Coast Guard Heritage Asset Collection contains close to 7,000 artifacts? Yes, the collection contains artifacts that span the two hundred and twenty-plus-year history of the United States’ premier maritime service, to include almost anything and everything during the organization’s and its predecessors’ history. So stay tuned to this series to learn all about a Coast Guard curator’s job!

Coast Guard Museum needs you – Share your ideas!

The Coast Guard is the only branch of the armed services that does not have a national museum to celebrate its importance to the nation and to honor the men and women who serve. Since its inception in 1790, the Coast Guard has established a proud and illustrious history which we’re excited to share with

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Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: BM1 Michael Jenkins

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: BM1 Michael Jenkins

The “U.S. Coast Guard-An Era of History and Heroism” exhibit, which highlights more than 150 years of Coast Guard history in Clallam County, encompasses Jenkins’ passions for history and for the Coast Guard, as well as his thirst for knowledge and outstanding drive toward devotion to duty.

Preserving a national treasure

With over 50 years of service around the world, Coast Guard Cutter Ingham is a quintessential portrait of Coast Guard history from 1936 to 1988. Photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum & National Historic Landmark. At the heart of Old Town Key West, Fla., nestled alongside a pier at Truman Waterfront, is

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itCG-new CG exhibit, lightening strikes, boat collision

Friday, the Compass’ history post discussed the Coast Guard curator, the preservation of historical artifacts and places people can go to view the pieces. On October 3, a new exhibit will be available to the public in the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC. Beyond the general history of the Coast Guard, the

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History – Fresnel Lenses

This month’s history post comes from the Coast Guard Curatorial Services Program. The program’s curator ensures the proper collection, preservation, security, accountability and use of the Coast Guard’s historically significant artifacts and art. The Coast Guard Museum on the Coast Guard Academy grounds in New London, Connecticut, as well as other museums and exhibit centers

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