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1166. United States Light House Establishment. “Price List of Standard Articles (for Lighthouse Purposes) Furnished from General Depot, Thompkinsville, New York. 1901” Includes thousands of listings and descriptions of items available from the General Lighthouse Depot in Staten Island, for use by keepers at light stations, depots, for use on light vessels and tenders, and much more. Includes over 60 full page photo plates of implements and equipment, and more. Museums and collectors have head of this existing for over 20 years but have never been able to find it. We have now discovered it and are offering photo reproduced copies. The #1 reference on the subject of Lighthouse Service tools and equipment. $86. 

   

6725f. LAWS AND REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE LIGHT-HOUSE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE UNITED STATES. 1880. GPO. Washington . 1880. 155pp Includes Organization and Duties of the Lighthouse Board, Accounts and Returns, Contracts, Employees, Land, Lights and Buoys, Regulations of the Lighthouse Board, and Regulations for the Lighthouse Establishment. Includes regulations for all aspects of the construction, care and maintenance and operation of light stations as well as conduct of Keepers, etc. Also includes lengthy appendix of 111 forms used in the Light-House Establishment with samples of each. Well indexed. In original half calf wraps with marbled boards and endpapers, well worn, hinges intact, contents overall clean and tight, only occasional light foxing. (VG). $245.

 

 

4671c. ANNUAL REPORT OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD TO THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1876 . GPO. 1877. 76pp. Original gilt embossed blue government binding. Includes complete Light-House Board report on construction, repairs, new lights established and the overall condition of the Establishment, as well as listings of most of the light-houses and beacon lights in service. With extensive information on construction and repairs in progress and condition of various stations. Also includes 13 fold-out LH District maps, as well as 3 full page gravure plates of a Screw-Pile River and Harbor Light-House, Fourth Order Light-House on South West Ledge in Long Island Sound, First Order Light-House for Fowey Rocks Florida. Contents clean, tight. Binding with light wear, corners bumped, some soiling and toning. (VG). $175.

  

6344c. ANNUAL REPORT OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD TO THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1878. GPO. 1878. 90pp. Original blue soft government wraps. Includes complete Light-House Board report on construction, repairs, new lights established and the overall condition of the Establishment, as well as listings of most of the light-houses and beacon lights in service. With extensive information on construction and repairs in progress and condition of various stations. Also includes 13 fold-out LH District maps. Contents clean, tight. Binding unusually clean and intact. (VG+). $185.

6346b. ANNUAL REPORT OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD TO THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1880. GPO. 1880. 117pp. Original blue soft government wraps. Includes complete Light-House Board report on construction, repairs, new lights established and the overall condition of the Establishment, as well as listings of most of the light-houses and beacon lights in service. With extensive information on construction and repairs in progress and condition of various stations. Also includes 13 fold-out LH District maps. Contents clean, tight. Binding unusually clean and intact, some chipping. (VG). $195.

5433o. Snow, Edward Rowe. STRANGE TALES FROM NOVA SCOTIA TO CAPE HATTERAS . NY. 1949. 1st.  322pp. DJ. Illustrated with photos.. A collection of maritime lore and information gathered on his 38 day, 1158 mile hike taken in 1949 from Nova Scotia to Cape Hatteras . Interesting tales include the wrecks off Cape Sable, Grand Manan Island , the Newburyport Ghost, the Steamer Portland, Nantucket South Shoals Lightship, Block Island, Treasure and Hurricane in Delaware , The Monitor and the Merrimac, and much more. Most interesting reading. Clean, tight, in lightly worn dj. (VG) $46.

 

JOURNAL OF LIGHT STATION LOVELL’S ISLAND RANGE LIGHT, Boston Harbor.

   Keeper Jennings stands next to the lighthouse. 

D-03. U. S. Lighthouse Service. JOURNAL OF LIGHT STATION FOR THE LIGHT STATION AT LOVELL’S ISLAND RANGE LIGHT, BOSTON HARBOR, MASSACHUSETTS July 1, 1911 to November 30, 1919.  Lovell’s Island Range Lights were erected in 1902 for the accommodation o f mariners coming up the South Channel of Broad Sound, Boston Harbor. The lights were placed in the charge of Keeper Alfred G. Eisener [shown in photo standing at base of tower- photo not included. Known as a poet and a writer, Keeper Eisner is best known for his book Dan, or the Gale of ‘73. In 1919 Eisener was succeeded by Charles H. Jennings, who later transferred to Boston Light. The light was extinguished in 1939 and subsequently torn down. This historic log records the careers of both keepers of this important light station. “….June 30, 1919….This page closes my Light-House life, consisting of 35 years of service, beginning at Cape Ann, ending at Lovell’s Island, Mass. Alfred G. Eisener [Keeper]….” SUPERB Original intact standard issue Light-House Journal: Hard bound folio with half-calf spine and corners. Spine is labeled in gilt embossed letters “306 – Journal of Light Station – Light-House Establishment – Department of Commerce and labor”. Volume measures 14” high by 8 ½” wide and contains 202 form pages completed in the hand of Keepers Alfred G. Eisener, and Charles Harold Jennings, covering the period from July 1, 1911 to November 30, 1919.  This type of record was kept at all stations and contained daily listings of important events, bad weather and other special notes. Each page is signed in the hand of the Keeper. Some of the special notes include Sept. 30, 1918 when the light was extinguished for the duration of the Great War, November 11, 1918 Great War practically ended today – Armistice signed, and sadly: “This page closes my light-house life, consisting of 35 years of service, beginning at Cape Ann, ending at Lovell’s Island, Mass.” signed Keeper Alfred G. Eisener. Also noted are the signatures of the District Inspector after inspection of the station with dates of inspection and various notes. Back endpapers used by keepers to record period of absences during the years. Pages are in good condition, generally clean and tight. Binding lightly soiled, with expected light wear. Hinges are worn, front wrap present but detached, back intact but worn. Spine intact and legible. Spine is clearly gilt embossed: “306 – Journal of Light Station – Light-House Establishment – Department of Commerce and labor” (VG). Reduced to $945.

 

 

27425c. (document) U. S. Department of Commerce, Lighthouse Service, Keeper’s Annual Property Return and Annual Requisition and Receipt Form No. 30. [filled out for] Shinnecock Bay Light Station, Third LH District. c.1911. 20 pages. 8” x 10”. Original soft wraps. Signed in hand by Keeper William Chichele. Lengthy form contains spaces for all items needed by the Keeper and is filled out in his hand indicating the quantity of each item on hand, received, and used during the year. Each and every possible item is noted, from all sizes of brushes, to boats, burners, lamps, wicks, tools, deflectors, furniture, dinnerware, lamp fittings, paint, books and forms, and much more. In this case keeper has confined his listings to forms and stationery, apparently needing additional items in this category only. Listing covers 20 pages and is a must for researchers working to properly furnish your lighthouse or museum exhibit. Overall clean, crisp, unusually good condition. $185.

10131. (document) U. S. Department of Commerce, Lighthouse Service, Receipt for Supplies Delivered by Supply Vessel Form No. 30. [filled out for] Shinnecock Bay Light Station, Third LH District. c.1911. 8 pages. 8” x 10”. Original soft wraps. Signed in hand by Keeper Jorgen Bakken [later keeper at Fire Island and Warwick light stations]. Lengthy form contains spaces for all items needed by the Keeper and is filled out in his hand indicating the quantity of each item on hand, received, and used during the year. Each and every possible item is noted, from all sizes of brushes, to boats, burners, lamps, wicks, tools, deflectors, furniture, dinnerware, lamp fittings, paint, books and forms, and much more. Listing covers 8 pages and is a must for researchers working to properly furnish your lighthouse or museum exhibit. Overall clean, crisp, unusually good condition. $185.

10132. (document) U. S. Department of Commerce, Light-House Establishmdent, Receipt for Deliveries to Supply Vessel Armeria, to be Turned into Storehouse at Thompkinsville, Staten Island [filled out for] Shinnecock Bay Light Station, Third LH District. c.1910. 2 pages. 8” x 10”. Signed in hand by master of Supply Vessel Armeria. Document contains lines, filled in by keeper in pencil, listing almost 50 items returned by the keeper to Thompkinsville including Library Box #110, 166 5-gallonmineral oil cans and much more. Expected light soiling, two small holes from clip. $55.

23378b. ANNUAL REPORTS OF THE LIGHTHOUSE BOARD. Treasury Department. Office of the Light-house Board. REPORT OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD. August 31, 1872. 79 pp. Includes complete Light-House Board report on construction, repairs, new lights established and the overall condition of the Establishment, as well as listings of most of the light-houses and beacon lights as of August 31, 1872. With extensive information on construction and repairs in progress and condition of various stations. Treasury Department. Office of the Light-house Board. REPORT OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD. October 14, 1873. 84p. Includes complete report on construction, repairs and replacement, vessels, improvements in equipment, expenditures, new lights established and the overall condition and operation of the Establishment by district. Two wonderful early reports with a great deal of information. Both reports professionally hard bound in one with gilt lettering. Contents unusually clean, crisp. (F-).   $248 net.

Lighthouse Service 1872, 1873, 1876

D-4. REPORT OF THE OFFICERS CONSTITUTING THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD...TO INQUIRE INTO THE CONDITIONS OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE UNITED STATES, UNDER THE ACT OF MARCH 3, 1851. Senate Ex. Doc. No. 28. Wash. 1852. 760 pages. With 9 of the original 40 large fold-out plates, clean and intact, few small tears. Disbound. Contents clean, tight, good condition. THIS IS A VERY SIGNIFICANT REPORT OF THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE CONDITIONS OF THE LIGHT-HOUSES of the United States, criticizing the equipment, personnel as well as the general operation of the Service. This report became the basis for the complete re-organization of the Light-House service and was the basis for the permanent establishment of the "Light-House Board". A most rare and important document. (G+). $380 net.

       

27172. (copy sets) Bureau of Lighthouses. Lighthouse Service Bulletins. Wash. 1912-1935. Complete set Volumes I – IV for a total of 288 issues.. Lighthouse Service Bulletins were issued monthly updating keepers and personnel on new technology and equipment, new construction, changes in personnel, fires and other disasters, punishments to keepers and personnel, lightships damages or driven off station, lives saved, and much more. Long sought after, these are made from the first full set that I have ever been able to find. These are probably the most informative look into the condition and day to day operations of the Lighthouse Service that I have yet found. The original issues measured 5 ½” x 9” and were 4 pages each, for a total of 1152 original pages of information. Our set reproduces these in four volumes of about 151 pages each. Each volume is fully indexed as were the originals and is spiral bound. This is an unprecedented lot of information, superb for reading and research. Vol. I. 1912 – 1917. 304 pages. $64. Vol. II. 1918 – 1923. 325 pages. $68. Vol. III. 1924 – 1929. 324 pages. $68. Vol. IV. 1930 – 1935. 237 pages. $50. Full set 4 volumes $225 (savings of $25).

Shinnecock Bay Light Station, Long Island, New York. 

27285a,b,c,d,e,f. (Light-House Keeper’s Receipt) Shinnecock Bay Light Station, Long Island, New York. c.1910. Original Light House Keeper’s receipt for items received from the Engineer, Third Light-House District for use at the light station. Form is No. 11-1950 and is filled out and signed in the hand of Keeper Charles Redfern and dated 1910. Form measures 5 ¼” x 8” and is clean and crisp, may have one fold. (VG+). $44 each (7 available, varying dates)

   4371f. Elliot, Major George H., REPORT OF A TOUR OF INSPECTION OF EUROPEAN LIGHT-HOUSE ESTABLISHMENTS MADE IN 1873. Washington . GPO. 1874. 8VO. 288p. Over 31 text figures, 50 engraved plates and charts. Brown govt. type binding with gilt lettering. In 1873 Major Elliot, engineer-secretary to the Light-House Board, traveled to Europe to study the important improvements to the light-house system in England and in France for use in upgrading the lighthouse system in the United States . The results of his findings with regard to light-house apparatus and the management of light-house systems appeared soon afterward in the form of a report to the Light-House Board, and it attracted much commendation. His report may be considered a complete exhibit of the state of the lighthouse service at the time. Profusely illustrated, filled with information. AN IMPORTANT WORK. Clean, tight, save some wear and bumping to binding, slightly shaken. (VG-).  $288 net.  

Keeper George W. Purdy, Gay Head Light Station, Sankaty Head LS, East Chop LS

Keeper Purdy was well known for his hard work despite his daunting disability -  Purdy had lost an arm in an accident in the engine room of the lighthouse tender Azalea some years earlier. The Vineyard Gazette editions of May, 1928 noted an incident that tells of Purdy’s determination: “George W. Purdy, one-armed keeper of East Chop lighthouse, has previously astonished his acquaintances with his engineering feat, but his latest one is the more remarkable of any yet performed. Supplies for the light are landed on the beach at the foot of the high bluff on which the lighthouse is situated. All along the shore of the government reservation is a heavy wall of loose boulders, weighing from one to several hundred pounds each. Placed in an unbroken line to prevent the sea from wearing away the bank, they lie at the water's edge and prevent boats from landing. Because of this, it has been necessary for the lighthouse tender's boat to land on a privately-owned beach, from which the supplies had to be carried over to the government beach and thence up the bank by a flight of stairs. As this made much extra work for Mr. Purdy, he has been engaged in building a boat landing during the past winter, and the completed job is a thing to marvel at. Several boulders, weighing hundreds of pounds, were moved by Mr. Purdy, who worked with his spade and a huge wooden pry to accomplish it. Nearly anyone who considers the prodigious amount of labor necessary in such construction will agree that Mr. Purdy's one arm is worth more than two as used by the average man.” 

 

C23259. (architectural drawing copy) Lantern For Apparatus of the 4th, 5th, and 6th Orders. Office of the Light House Board. c.1880-1906. We have been very fortunate to come across a large lot of original U. S. Light House Establishment architectural drawings for the construction of various lighthouses, keeper’s dwellings, oil houses, range beacons and more This lot originated from the Lighthouse Establishment Engineering Offices and includes many one of a kind items. This copy drawing includes large plan and sectional views of the entire lantern including ventilator ball and lightning rod. Also includes 15 views of various details including ball ventilator, crown casting, sill and soffit, sill corner, curtain hooks, lower ventilator and more. Excellent for research, restoration efforts or to frame for display. B/w  16” w x 24” h. $22.

C28194. (architectural drawing copies) Lantern For Apparatus of the 2nd Order. Office of the Light House Board. c.1903. We have been very fortunate to come across a large lot of original U. S. Light House Establishment architectural drawings for the construction of various lighthouses, keeper’s dwellings, oil houses, range beacons and more This lot originated from the Lighthouse Establishment Engineering Offices and includes many one of a kind items. This set of three copy drawings from the lot includes large plan and sectional views of the entire 2nd order lantern including ventilator ball and lightning rod. Also includes 15 views of various details including ball ventilator, crown casting, sill and soffet, sill corner, curtain hooks, lower ventilator, roof plates, ladder, sill, glass panels and more. Includes sheets Nos. 1, 2, and 8. Excellent for research of for restoration efforts. B/w copy.  18”  x 22”h. 3 sheets. $44.

28337. (patent No. 26,475) Rey, Jean Alexandre and Chance Brothers and Company. Improvements in the Lanterns of Lighthouses and the Like. One page printed specification page for Patent No. 26, 475, granted on 26 May, 1910 to Engineer Jean Alexandre Rey and Chance Brothers and Company. Patent includes improvements made in the construction of metallic mirrors manufactured of rare earth and gilded, allowing them to be used in lighthouse lanterns with revolving lights. Includes a bit of information on construction and properties of such mirrors and its improved ability to allow light to be seen in fog and overcast. One edge tear, otherwise clean and crisp. (VG). $48. 

 

27272a,b,c,d,e,f. U. S. Lighthouse Service. AIDS TO NAVIGATION ON THE COASTS AND WATERWAYS OF THE UNITED STATES – Statistics. GPO. 13 – 17 ppg. Soft wraps. Complete statistics on the work of the Lighthouse Service. Includes listing of districts, superintendents, listing of types od aids to navigation by district, lightships in commission with details, fog signals, tenders in commission with details, construction and appropriations, emergency construction and more. Good early reference. Clean, tight. Four years available: June 30, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937. (VG+). $48 each.

 8329b. Senate Ex. Doc. No. 135. LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY WITH COPYS OF REPORTS ON EXPERIMENTS RELATIVE TO THE MERITS OF LIGHTING HARBORS, &C BY COMPRESSED GAS; ALSO REGARDING THE WORKING OF THE INVENTION OF JOHN M. FOSTER…WITH DRAWINGS….. March 15, 1882. 12pp. disbound with 7 large fold-out plates detailing the buoys and gas operated lamps and compressors. Offers detailed descriptions as to the operation and construction of the gas-lighted buoys with drawings and specifications.  $48.

27173a-k. United States Light-House Board. BULLETIN. RECENT CHANGES IN AIDS TO NAVIGATION – Coasts of the United States. Wash. 1911. Soft wraps.  Bulletins range from 21 to 42 pages and cover all light-house districts detailing any changes in lights, beacons and buoys including location, height above water, distance seen, candlepower, description of structure, and more. Each bulletin includes a back-page mailing form to the Light-House Board to note errors or additional changes, etc. Eleven bulletins available August 1903 to August 1904 (not inclusive). Overall clean, tight, in original paper wraps. Rare bulletins. (VG). $38 each. 

27165. Light House Establishment. SPECIFICATIONS AND CONTRACT for MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1907. Engineer – Third Light-House District. 1906. 66 pages. Soft wraps. Detailed listing of supplies and articled required including construction supplies including castings, pipe, iron and steel, hardware, machine parts, lumber, cement, building materials, sheet metal, etc. Also includes shooks, files, charcoal, complete list of provisions (food supplies), and more. Extremely rare. Overall clean, tight, covers brittle, detached. (VG-). $185.

27162. Light House Establishment. SPECIFICATIONS AND CONTRACT FOR THE SINGLE-SCREW STEEL STEAM LIGHT-HOUSE TENDER TULIP. 1906. 105p. Soft wraps. Extremely rare. Overall clean, crisp. (VG+). $185.

27167. Light House Establishment. SPECIFICATIONS AND CONTRACT FOR THE SINGLE-SCREW STEEL STEAM LIGHT-HOUSE TENDER CYPRESS. 1906. 110p. Soft wraps. Extremely rare. Overall clean, crisp. (VG+). $185.

26238. Lighthouse Service. SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE TWIN-SCREW STEEL, DIESEL-ELECTRIC-PROPELLED LIGHTHOUSE TENDER “JUNIPER”.  GPO. 1939. 91p. Original soft wraps, cloth tape reinforced. Includes complete information on all aspects of the vessel, its design and equipment on board from hull, engines, life rafts, crew’s quarters and berths, to lighting, electrical and more. (VG+).  $124.

27164. Light House Establishment. SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE SINGLE-SCREW STEEL STEAM LIGHT-VESSELS Nos. 84, 85, 86, 87, and 88 and CONTRACT FOR THE SINGLE-SCREW STEEL STEAM LIGHT-VESSEL No. ….. 1906. 97p. Soft wraps. Extremely rare. Overall clean, crisp. (VG+). $225.

27158a.U. S. Lighthouse Service. REGULATIONS FOR LIGHTING BRIDGES OVER NAVIGABLE WATERS (also for Lights on Sheer Booms, Piers, dams, and similar Obstructions to Navigation.) GPO. 1914. 15p. Provides regulations for lighting all types of bridge and other structures, with 5 full-page color plates. (VG). $28.

27158b.U. S. Lighthouse Service. REGULATIONS FOR LIGHTING BRIDGES OVER NAVIGABLE WATERS. GPO. 1928. 11p.With 5 full-page color plates. (VG). $28.

27158c.U. S. Lighthouse Service. REGULATIONS FOR LIGHTING BRIDGES OVER NAVIGABLE WATERS. GPO. 1934. 11p.With 5 full-page color plates. (VG). $28.

27158d.U. S. Lighthouse Service. REGULATIONS FOR LIGHTING BRIDGES OVER NAVIGABLE WATERS. GPO. 1937. 11p.With 5 full-page color plates. (VG). $28.

5255b. Senate Ex. Doc. No. 183. LETTER OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD WITH COPY OF REPORT ON EXPERIMENTS RELATIVE TO THE FOSTER SYSTEM OF GAS-LIGHTED BUOYS. June 9, 1884. 9pp. Offers detailed descriptions as to the operation and construction of the gas-lighted buoys. $24.

 

   

26238, 27160. Lighthouse Service. SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE TWIN-SCREW STEEL, DIESEL-ELECTRIC-PROPELLED LIGHTHOUSE TENDER “JUNIPER”.  GPO. 1939. 91p. Original soft wraps, cloth tape reinforced. Includes complete information on all aspects of the vessel, its design and equipment on board from hull, engines, life rafts, crew’s quarters and berths, to lighting, electrical and more. In 1939, the keel was laid for the Lighthouse Service's Tender 'Juniper'. When launched just prior to WWII, she was transferred into the Coast Guard as a one-of-a-kind Medium-endurance Buoy Tender and designated WLM-224 (VG+).  $94.

22585. H.R. Doc. No. 140. EXPENDITURES-LIGHT-HOUSES, &c. March 19, 1842. 124 p. A detailed report from Fifth Auditor Stephen Pleasonton providing annual returns from the keepers and District Superintendents. Extremely detailed and useful report provides information for every lighthouse and beacon in the country. Details include no. of lamps lit, no. of lamps not used, gallons of oil on hand for each season, remarks on quality of oil, condition of apparatus, etc., tube-glasses, wicks and buff-skins received, on hand and broken during the year, and more. In addition lists light name, where located, latitude and longitude, number of lamps, size of reflector, fixed or revolving, time of revolution, distance visible, height above sea, year built, and additional remarks on the type of structure, etc. A very complete, worthwhile early reference. This is the first time that we have had this. Disbound, clean, intact, occasional light foxing. (VG). $168.

PC-114. Livermore, William R., REPORT UPON FOG-SIGNAL EXPERIMENTS. Report of the Light-House Board, 1894. Appendix No. V. pp. 267-367 with 53 pages of diagrams and 61 photographs of Maine and Massachusetts light stations. Important experiments worked to determine the distances at which fog signals could be heard, the consumption of fuel, experiments in locating such apparatus, the advantages of air or steam, and more. Building on earlier experiments by Professor Henry of the Light-House Board, this work continues to experiment with bells, sirens, Daboll trumpets and other equipment to perfect a suitable system. Includes extensive details of earlier work conducted from 1867-1892, of the experiments with fog signals conducted at Boston Light in 1893-94, recent observations and more. A bonus is the 61 wonderful vintage photographs of the New England light stations so equipped. In original government or library stiff wraps with pasted label on spine. Contents clean and tight, covers moderate wear and bumping. A valuable resource. (G+).$64.

8479. U. S. Light-House Establishment. SPECIFICATIONS FOR BUILDING THE SCREW STEAMER ALBATROSS. 1881. GPO. 1881. 51p. with four large fold-out blueprints. Includes complete information on all aspects of the vessel, its design and equipment on board from hull, engine, life rafts, crew’s quarters and berths. Also includes contract and bid bond, etc. as well as specifications for removal of the old boilers and alterations to the coal bunkers, deck-house, etc for use by the United States Fish Commission. Includes four large detailed 10"h x 23"w fold-out full and plan views of the vessel as well as a 20" x 27" blueprint showing the boilers. Specifications detail all manner of construction and equipment of this beautiful vessel. Excellent for research, interesting reading. Apparently this vessel was for use bu the U. S. Fish Commission under the jurisdiction of the Light-House Board. Clean, tight, disbound with some entries by bidder including bid bond. Plates clean, with some notations and few incomplete tears at folds. (G). $98.

2096. Light-House Board, INSTRUCTIONS TO LIGHT-KEEPERS AND MASTERS OF LIGHT-HOUSE VESSELS. GPO. 1902. 104 pp includes 39 plates. Nicely photo-reproduced by the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Assoc., Michigan, 1989. Available in hardcover with DJ. This is a MUST for anyone interested in the subject. Contains a wealth of information, particularly in the plates for use in identifying lamps. Includes complete Instructions for Light-Keepers in Stations with Two or More Keepers, Light Stations With One Keeper, Keepers of Light-Vessels, Management of Lens Lights and Disposition of Lamps and Illuminating Apparatus, Management of Mechanical Lamps, Revolving Machinery, trimming of wicks, morning duties, and much more. Includes all aspects of station and apparatus maintenance. A very complete and important document. Excellent value for the price. New. Hardcover. $21.95.  Softcover $17.95

 

5359g. Reynaud, M. Leonce [...Director of the Light and Buoy Service...] MEMOIR UPON THE ILLUMINATION AND BEACONAGE OF THE COAST OF FRANCE ...TRANSLATED FOR THE USE OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD OF THE UNITED STATES by Peter C. Hains, Major of Engineers, U.S.A. Wash. GPO. 1876. Large format 4to. (10 1/2” x 14”) 226pp plus 39 plates including some fold-out. With tipped in Circular of Officers on Duty Under the Light House Establishment dated 1893. Superb book translated for the use by the Light-House Board in examining lights and equipment in France for possible incorporation in this country. Includes very complete discussions of history and principles of lights, range of lights, many different types of illuminating apparatus, lenses, fuels as well as structures and locations. Includes also the complete MEMOIR UPON A NEW SYSTEM OF LIGHT-HOUSE ILLUMINATION by Augustin Fresnel (14pp), as well as Instructions for Servicing and Management of Light-House Systems, Service of Floating Lights, Rules for Light-Keepers, etc. 39 superb full page and fold-out plates show all aspects of equipment including lens, lamps, lighthouse construction, light-vessels, buoys and more. Embossed, original half-morocco boards, minor rubbing, marbled end papers, contents complete, clean, tight, nice copy. Excellent reference, a MUST for the serious and quite scarce. (VG)  $495. 

  

 

  

28398a. [bid booklet] U. S. Light-House Establishment. SPECIFICATIONS OF WOODEN PONTOONS FOR FRAMEWORK TO BE ERECTED ON DIAMOND SHOALS, CAPE HATTERAS, NORTH CAROLINA. 1893. 20 pp. 9½” x 12”. Soft wraps. Contains complete Advertisement, Instructions to Bidders, Bid Form, Guarantee, Contracts and Specifications for the above wooden pontoons for carrying framework for erecting a the lighthouse on Diamond Shoals. Plans for a permanent lighthouse on the treacherous Diamond Shoal, off Cape Hattras, were one of the most important engineering schemes which the Government had yet undertaken. Congress had appropriated $200,000 for the work, and authorized a contract amounting to half a million dollars for the construction of the light at this point, which was the scene of many maritime disasters. In time, after a number of failures, plans were abandoned in favor of a lightship to be moored at that site. This specification booklet is from those early efforts. Specifications detail all manner of construction of these structures. Includes typed sheet listing the four bids received for these items, from whom and the amount. Excellent for research, interesting reading. Clean,  intact save brittle front wrap loose and chipped. (VG-). $125.

28398b. [bid booklet] U. S. Light-House Establishment. SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE METAL FRAMEWORK FOR MAKING BORINGS ON DIAMOND SHOALS, CAPE HATTERAS, NORTH CAROLINA. 1893. 24 pp. 9½” x 12”. Soft wraps. Contains complete Advertisement, Instructions to Bidders, Bid Form, Guarantee, Contracts and Specifications for the above framework for making borings for the lighthouse on Diamond Shoals. Plans for a permanent lighthouse on the treacherous Diamond Shoal, off Cape Hattras, were one of the most important engineering schemes which the Government had yet undertaken. Congress had appropriated $200,000 for the work, and authorized a contract amounting to half a million dollars for the construction of the light at this point, which was the scene of many maritime disasters. In time, after a number of failures, plans were abandoned in favor of a lightship to be moored at that site. This specification booklet is from those early efforts. Specifications detail all manner of construction of this structure, which was composed of sockets and struts and columns to form a square skeleton prism 20 feet on a side and 32 feet high. Includes typed sheet listing the seven bids received for these items, from whom and the amount. Excellent for research, interesting reading. Clean,  intact save brittle front wrap loose and chipped. (VG-). $125.

 

U.S. Life-Saving Service

21506. United States Life-Saving Service. REVISED REGULATIONS FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE LIFE-SAVING SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE LAWS UPON WHICH THEY ARE BASED – November 1877. Wash. GPO. 1877. 109 pp. This early volume contains full updated revised regulations including organization, appointments, duties of officers and crews, patrol, action at wrecks, uniforms, general provisions, complete beach apparatus drill, open surfboat drill, signal code, first aid, use of lifeboats, and much more. Also includes laws relating to the Life-Saving Service, directions for restoring the apparently drowned, treatment of frostbite, rules and regulations of the Board of Life-Saving Appliances, care and use of the self-bailing and self-righting life-boat, instructions for the management of the life-boat transporting carriage, towing of lifeboats, management of open boats in the surf, a complete example of journal forms in use, and more. With linecut illustrations. These early rules were promulgated at the early inception of the Service when there were few Life-Saving Districts in the country and are most interesting and informative. Extremely scarce! In original gilt embossed brown cloth, spine tight but chipped, corners bumped, gilding faded. Contents clean, tight. (VG-).  $225.

20146c. Life-Saving Service. REVISED REGULATIONS FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE LIFE-SAVING SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE LAWS UPON WHICH THEY ARE BASED - 1884. Wash. GPO. 1884. 155 pp. Full updated revised regulations include organization, appointments, duties of officers and crews, patrol, action at wrecks, uniforms, general provisions, complete beach apparatus drill, open surfboat drill, signal code, first aid, use of lifeboats, and much more. Also includes laws relating to the Life-Saving Service, directions for restoring the apparently drowned, treatment of frostbite, rules and regulations of the Board of Life-Saving Appliances, care and use of the self-bailing and self-righting life-boat, instructions for the management of the life-boat transporting carriage, towing of lifeboats, management of open boats in the surf, a complete example of journal forms in use, and more. Well illustrated. An extremely rare issue of the Rules and Regulations! In original gilt embossed brown cloth, spine tight but upper cover hinge becoming loose, corners bumped, gilding bright. Contents clean, tight. (VG-).  $235. (also 1877 available). 

2329. na. OFFICIAL REGISTER OF THE UNITED STATES LIFE-SAVING SERVICE APRIL 1, 1880 (WITH POST OFFICE ADDRESSES). April 1, 1880. GPO. 19p. Original soft wraps. Scarce booklet includes complete listings of Superintendent, assistants, Inspector of Life-Saving Stations, assistants, District Superintendents, assistants, Board for Examination of plans and devices, complete listing of all station Keepers with mailing addresses, and complete listing of Life-Saving Districts and stations. In original wraps, clean, crisp, as new and probably never opened. Extremely rare opportunity to obtain this original booklet and needed information in remarkable condition. (F). $125.

SALE - ANNUAL REPORT OF THE OPERATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES LIFE-SAVING SERVICE  

 

We have just acquired two large collections of these rare Annual Reports of the Life-Saving Service and, in an effort to stem the rise of prices over the last few years on these reports, have endeavored to offer them at as low a price as possible. This is the perfect opportunity to begin your collection or to fill those missing years in your present collection. Reports are printed by the Government Printing Office [GPO] and range from 180 to 600 pages. Includes extensive details of operations and of rescues throughout the year. Also details personnel, construction and repairs of stations and equipment, evaluation of new equipment and much more. In addition, many include appended reports such as the new Beebe-McLellan Life-Boat, Dobbins’s surf life-boat, launching wagon, improved breeches buoy traveler block, McLellan’s Tally-Boards, and lengthy report on tests performed on Hunt and Lyle guns on Nantucket Island in 1887, reports on Cunningham rockets, surfboats and more. Quite detailed, becoming exceptionally difficult to find. Typical cloth government binding, contents overall clean, expected uniform very light browning on some copies, hinges tight and intact, covers may have some wear.  $85 net each.  

Years available include: 1880 (short), 1884, 1888, 1889, 1901, 1904, 1907, (CG) 1916. (please inquire for others)

354b. United States Life-Saving Service. ANNUAL REPORT OF THE OPERATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES LIFE-SAVING SERVICE for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1880. GPO. 1880. 182p. Rare soft cover edition. Includes extensive details of operations and of rescues throughout the year, table of wrecks, wreck reports and more. Also details personnel, construction and repairs of stations and equipment, evaluation of new equipment and much more. Contents clean and tight, light wear and tape repair to wraps. (VG). $115.

 

27128. H. R. ex. Doc. No. 58. REPORT OF THE LIFE SAVING SERVICE IN REFERENCE TO THE LOSS OF THE STEAMER METROPOLIS. March 1, 1878. 19p. Disbound. Peering through a thick blanket of fog on the morning of January 31, 1878, local fishermen were the first to spot the grounded vessel. Acting quickly, they pulled half a dozen survivors from the sea and dispatched a rider to notify the lifesavers. When the rider, a Mr. Brock, arrived at the lifesaving station about 10 a.m., Keeper John G. Chappell and his men readied themselves for action. Brock informed him that a vessel was fast breaking up, too fast to get the 750-pound surfboat down the beach to be serviceable. Instead, the keeper strapped the medicine chest to his back and headed for the wreck immediately. His crew of six followed along dragging the beach-cart. After reaching the shore nearest the Metropolis, Keeper Chappell set about the effective application of restoratives to a number of survivors who had already swum ashore. His crew and apparatus arrived about noon. The steamer lay head-in one hundred yards offshore and, thus, presented a small target for the mortar. Nevertheless, the second shot was true and landed across the port fore-topsail yardarm. But the man who took the line "was no seaman," according to Surfman Piggott Gillikin, and the line was not dropped under the stays and therefore chafed in two before the whip-line could be drawn out to the vessel. Having run out of his own powder, Chappell improvised with some quick-burning black powder. But two additional shots failed when each time the shot-line parted from the ball upon firing. Keeper Chappell then donned the Merriman life-saving dress and made two valiant attempts to carry a line out to the vessel. When he was unable to get past the breakers, those on board the vessel who had looked on in horror began to jump overboard and take their chances at swimming ashore. For three hours keeper and crew struggled to save them in the surf while battling a treacherous undertow; all were badly bruised by the mass of bobbing timbers about them. All worked as hard at it as possible . . . until it was all over. One hundred and sixty lives were drawn out of the water on that dismal morning. Detailed account includes reports by: Captain J. H. Merryman, U. S. Revenue Cutter Service; John G. Chappell, Keeper of Station No. 4 Jones Hill; Surfman Piggott Gillikin; N. G. Burris, Keeper Currituck Light House, and more. Excellent account. (VG). $65

8126b. Board of Trade. INSTRUCTIONS RELATING TO THE ROCKET APPARATUS FOR SAVING LIFE FROM SHIPWRECK. London. 1904. 84p with 9 full page photo and litho plates, 16 illustrations and one large 9" x 18" fold out plate. Thoroughly examines the care and operation of rocket apparatus for saving life from shipwreck. Includes general instructions, the rocket house, new work and repairs at stations, measuring of lines and care of gear, life-line and belt stations, complete description of stores and life-line apparatus, ordnance, wagons, methods of using apparatus, wreck service, payments and allowances, volunteer life brigades, drills, awards and complete parts and stores and equipment listing. This is a wonderful set of instructions, quite similar in form and illustrations to the Instructions for the U. S. Life-Saving Service. Fully illustrated including rockets, faking box, breeches buoys, lights, wagons, beach carts, etc. A most applicable reference for both US and British researchers. Clean, tight, in professionally restored original wraps. Excellent illustrations. (VG+). $148 net.

2113. Manby, Capt. G. W., METHOD OF RESCUING PERSONS FROM VESSELS STRANDED ON A LEEWARD SHORE. [Gentleman’s Magazine bound volume July – December, 1821]. August 1821. 19p. George William Manby was most famous for his development of an early line mortars and cannon for firing a life line to a ship in distress, which bears his name. Born in 1765, Manby devoted himself to the development of life-saving apparatus after experiencing a shipwreck while in his forties. In addition, he developed the breeches buoy apparatus and was a founder of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. The early life-saving equipment developed by this important inventor is detailed in this scarce work. Illustrated with 22 early engravings including early mortars, shot, heaving lines, faking boxes, weatherproof pistol, life-car, buoys, signals, lifeboats, and much more. Extremely important early information. In calf boards, embossed spine with some wear, overall clean and tight. (G+). $124 net.

 

 

U.S. Revenue Cutter Service

26324c. Secretary of the Treasury, U. S. Revenue Cutter Service. RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE MOVEMENTS AND ANCHORAGE OF VESSELS IN SAINT MARYS RIVER [Great Lakes]. Washington. 1901. 7p. Soft wraps. Contains rules and regulations for the movement of vessels on the St. marys River fromPoint Iroquios on Lake Superior, to Point Detour on Lake Huron. Such rules are to be enforced by the Revenue Cutter Service and include speed regulations, anchoring, passing and approaches, signals, schedules, and more. Clean, tight. (VG+). $22.

20312c. na. REGISTER OF THE OFFICERS AND VESSELS OF THE UNITED STATES REVENUE MARINE. July 1, 1892. GPO. 1892. 22p. Signed in frontis as property of John Hull. Double-paged tables include complete listing of personnel from the Captain Commandant down to cadets including retired and to be retired members. Includes names, duty stations, leaves, where born, promotions, and much more. Also includes officers receiving Medals of Honor or who have been commended, listing of all shore stations, listing of vessels, their officers and more. Numerous emendations including deaths and re-postings. Quite a rare and complete source of information. Contents clean though age toned, tight. Gilt embossed maroon wraps lightly worn. (VG).  $174.

26302p. na. REGISTER OF THE OFFICERS AND VESSELS OF THE UNITED STATES REVENUE MARINE. July 1, 1899. GPO. 1899. 53p. Double-paged tables include complete listing of personnel from the Captain Commandant down to cadets including retired and to be retired members. Includes names, duty stations, leaves, where born, promotions, and much more. Also includes officers receiving Medals of Honor or who have been commended, listing of all shore stations, listing of vessels, their officers and more. Numerous emendations including deaths and re-postings. Quite a rare and complete source of information. Contents clean and tight. Gilt embossed blue wraps lightly worn. Uncommonly nice condition. (VG+).  $134.

26302q. na. REGISTER OF THE OFFICERS AND VESSELS OF THE UNITED STATES REVENUE MARINE. July 1, 1906. GPO. 1906. 84p. Double-paged tables include complete listing of personnel from the Captain Commandant down to cadets including retired and to be retired members. Includes names, duty stations, leaves, where born, promotions, and much more. Also includes officers receiving Medals of Honor or who have been commended, listing of all shore stations, listing of vessels, their officers and more. Numerous emendations including deaths and re-postings. Quite a rare and complete source of information. Contents clean and tight. Gilt embossed blue wraps lightly worn. Uncommonly nice condition. (VG+).  $134.

26302r. na. REGISTER OF THE OFFICERS AND VESSELS OF THE UNITED STATES REVENUE MARINE. July 1, 1909. GPO. 1909. 104p. Double-paged tables include complete listing of personnel from the Captain Commandant down to cadets including retired and to be retired members. Includes names, duty stations, leaves, where born, promotions, and much more. Also includes officers receiving Medals of Honor or who have been commended, listing of all shore stations, listing of vessels, their officers and more. Numerous emendations including deaths and re-postings. Quite a rare and complete source of information. Contents clean and tight. Gilt embossed blue wraps lightly worn. Uncommonly nice condition. (VG+).  $134.

 

U.S. Coast Guard

 

24379b. [broadside] Transportation Department, United States Coast Guard. LIFE SAVING AND BREECHES BUOY INSTRUCTIONS - USE OF THE GUN AND ROCKET APPARATUS FOR SAVING LIFE FROM SHIPWRECK. CG-811. Reportedly from the steamship Herbert Jackson on the Great Lakes, these instructions on original broadside were once posted in a steamship pilot house, engine room, and in the seamen’s, firemen’s and steward’s department on most vessels. Includes instructions for attaching breeches buoy apparatus, as well as life-saving signals to and from shore. With three illustrations, this is a scarce relic of the Lyle Gun era. Broadside 10 ½” x 16” in period lamination. Some edge wear and darkening from age, but overall clean and great for framing. c.1964. (VG). $165.

5419aa. Treasury Department. INSTRUCTIONS FOR UNITED STATES COAST GUARD STATIONS. 1922. 257 pp. Includes general instructions, patrols and lookouts, equipment lists, boat drills and operation and complete beach apparatus drill. In addition, interesting instruction book for the use of Coast Guard Stations covers law enforcement duties of the Officer in charge, action at wrecks, patrols and lookouts, swimming qualifications, classification and descriptions of types of boats used at Coast Guard, boat equipment, various drills and commands, capsizing and righting drill, management of boats in a surf, boarding a vessel stranded or afloat in a heavy sea, signals for use at wrecks, US Storm Signals (with color plates showing day and night signals), ship and aircraft distress signals, resuscitation drill, Beach apparatus drill with great illustration of "Man the beach cart" this is followed by more illustrations showing halt and relative positions of men while placing apparatus, Hawser Cutter, muster at a station, piloting etc. The final section of the book is a question and answer section which is for the purpose of assisting the officers in charge in the instruction of the crews of US Coast Guard Stations. Besides the previously described illustrations there are also illustrations showing positions when shot line is bent to whip, hauling off whip, hauling off hawser, Man lee whip haul off, Man weather whip haul ashore, Hawser cutter arranged for hauling off etc. Blue cloth covers, size is 4 3/8” by 6” inches. Moderate wear,  intact but warped somewhat and signatures opening from years of use, pages overall clean, covers stained. Very difficult to find. (G+).  $118 net.

5419v. Treasury Department. INSTRUCTIONS FOR UNITED STATES COAST GUARD STATIONS. 1922. 257 pp. Includes general instructions, patrols and lookouts, equipment lists, boat drills and operation and complete beach apparatus drill. In addition, interesting instruction book for the use of Coast Guard Stations covers law enforcement duties of the Officer in charge, action at wrecks, patrols and lookouts, swimming qualifications, classification and descriptions of types of boats used at Coast Guard, boat equipment, various drills and commands, capsizing and righting drill, management of boats in a surf, boarding a vessel stranded or afloat in a heavy sea, signals for use at wrecks, US Storm Signals (with color plates showing day and night signals), ship and aircraft distress signals; resuscitation drill, Beach apparatus drill with great illustration of "Man the beach cart" . This is followed by more illustrations showing halt and relative positions of men while placing apparatus, Hawser Cutter, muster at a station, piloting etc. The final section of the book is a question and answer section which is for the purpose of assisting the officers in charge in the instruction of the crews of US Coast Guard Stations. Besides the previously described illustrations there are also illustrations showing positions when shot line is bent to whip, hauling off whip, hauling off hawser, Man lee whip haul off, Man weather whip haul ashore, Hawser cutter arranged for hauling off etc. Blue cloth covers, size is 4 3/8” by 6” inches. Condition is good, flat, tight, complete, some wear and rubbing  to cover. Contents overall clean, becoming loose, spine and front wrap detached but can be repaired, one corner missing from title page. A great inexpensive alternative. Very difficult to find. (VG-). $58 net.

26302m. na. REGISTER OF THE OFFICERS AND VESSELS AND STATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD. January 1, 1917. GPO. 1917. 87p. Double-paged tables include complete listing of personnel from the Captain Commandant down to cadets including retired and to be retired members. Includes names, duty stations, leaves, where born, promotions, and much more. Also includes officers receiving Medals of Honor or who have been commended, listing of all shore stations, listing of vessels, their officers and more. Numerous emendations including deaths and re-postings. Quite a rare and complete source of information. Contents clean and tight. Green printed soft wraps, lightly worn. Quite good condition. (VG).  $56.

26302t. na. REGISTER OF THE OFFICERS AND VESSELS AND STATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD. January 1, 1918. GPO. 1918. 89p. Contents clean and tight. Green printed soft wraps, lightly worn. Quite good condition. (VG).  $56.

26302L. na. REGISTER OF THE COMMISSIONED AND WARRANT OFFICERS AND CADETS, AND SHIPS AND STATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD. January 1, 1920. GPO. 1920. 106p. Contents clean and tight. Green printed soft wraps, lightly worn. Quite good condition. (VG).  $56.

26302k. na. REGISTER OF THE COMMISSIONED AND WARRANT OFFICERS AND CADETS, AND SHIPS AND STATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD. January 1, 1925. GPO. 1925. 148p. Contents clean and tight. Green printed soft wraps, lightly worn. Quite good condition. (VG).  $56.

26302h. na. REGISTER OF THE COMMISSIONED AND WARRANT OFFICERS AND CADETS, AND SHIPS AND STATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD. March 15, 1927. GPO. 1927. 138p. Contents clean and tight. Green printed soft wraps, lightly worn. Quite good condition. (VG).   $56.

26302g. na. REGISTER OF THE COMMISSIONED AND WARRANT OFFICERS AND CADETS, AND SHIPS AND STATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD. January 1, 1928. GPO. 1928. 144p. Contents clean and tight. Green printed soft wraps, lightly worn. Quite good condition. (VG).   $56.

26302o. na. REGISTER OF THE COMMISSIONED AND WARRANT OFFICERS AND CADETS, AND SHIPS AND STATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD. January 1, 1929. GPO. 1929. 142p. Contents clean and tight. Green printed soft wraps, lightly worn. Quite good condition. (VG).   $56.

26302i. na. REGISTER OF THE COMMISSIONED AND WARRANT OFFICERS AND CADETS, AND SHIPS AND STATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD. January 1, 1930. GPO. 1930. 136p. Contents clean and tight. Green printed soft wraps, somewhat worn. Quite good condition. (VG-).   $56.

26302v. na. REGISTER OF THE COMMISSIONED AND WARRANT OFFICERS AND CADETS, AND SHIPS AND STATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD. January 1, 1931. GPO. 1931. 141p. Contents clean and tight. Green printed soft wraps, lightly worn. Quite good condition. (VG).   $56.

26302f. na. REGISTER OF THE COMMISSIONED AND WARRANT OFFICERS AND CADETS, AND SHIPS AND STATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD. January 1, 1932. GPO. 1932. 139p. Contents clean and tight. Green printed soft wraps, lightly worn. Quite good condition. (VG).   $56.

26302u. na. REGISTER OF THE COMMISSIONED AND WARRANT OFFICERS AND CADETS, AND SHIPS AND STATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD. January 1, 1933. GPO. 1933. 142p. Contents clean and tight. Green printed soft wraps, lightly worn. Quite good condition. (VG).  $56.

25276aa. na. REGISTER OF THE COMMISSIONED AND WARRANT OFFICERS AND CADETS, AND SHIPS AND STATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD. July 1, 1939. GPO. 1939. 148p. Soft wraps. Light wear and soiling to wraps, contents generally clean and tight. Quite a rare and complete source of essential information. (VG).  $58 net.  

25276bb. na. REGISTER OF THE COMMISSIONED AND WARRANT OFFICERS AND CADETS, AND SHIPS AND STATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD. July 1, 1940. GPO. 1940. 178p. Soft wraps. Light wear and soiling to wraps, contents generally clean and tight. Quite a rare and complete source of essential information. (VG). $58 net.

26302w. na. REGISTER OF THE COMMISSIONED AND WARRANT OFFICERS AND CADETS, AND SHIPS AND STATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD. July 1, 1941. GPO. 1941. 187p. Contents clean and tight. Green printed soft wraps, lightly worn. Quite good condition. (VG).  $56.

 C23146. Canney, Donald L. and Barbara Voulgaris. UNIFORMS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD. Wash. U. S. Coast Guard. 1990. 22p. An important research text discusses the uniforms worn by the Revenue Cutter Service, Coast Guard, Lighthouse Service and Life Saving Service throughout their history. Well illustrated with 20 vintage photographs. A must for the researcher.  (Photocopy $5.40)

24352. [training manual] U. S. Coast Guard. AIDS TO NAVIGATION CG-127. Wash. 1945. [Mariner’s Museum, Newport News, Va. 1991] Facsimile printing in two volumes, professionally bound in black cloth, gilt embossed. Approximately 450 pages in 23 chapters total. Manual was prepared by the US Coast Guard to show the development of systems of aids to navigation in the United States from colonial times up to 1941. Volume I includes: Development of Aids to Navigation Systems; Primary, Coastal, Sound, Bay And Harbor Lights Including Lighting Equipment And Illuminants; Buoys; Minor Aids and Fixed Structures; Ranges, Unlighted and Lighted; Intracoastal Waterway Aids; Mississippi River Channel Markers; Lightship System; Sound Signal System; Electronic Aids: Radiobeacon System and Distance Finding; Private Aids. Volume II includes:  Bridge Lights and Lights on Piers; Location of Aids to Navigation; Catalogue of Aids…Light Lists; Dissemination of Information to Mariners; Administration of Aids to Navigation; Maintenance of Aids to Navigation; Esthetic Considerations; Instructions for Attendants of Aids; Operation Bill; and more. Fully illustrated with hundreds of photos, drawings, charts and tables. Set 2 volumes.  (F). $285 net.  

2476. [lighthouse repair work log] U. S. Coast Guard. Scanlon, Lawrence J. CRT. [R] 1942-43. Interesting typed work log of radio technician Lawrence Scanlon consists of over 90 pages of detailed accounts of his work days installing and repairing radio and electronic equipment at New England light stations, life boat stations, lightships and on Coast Guard small craft. Scanlon was quite detailed in his logs, which make great reading, and covers his work and difficulties along the way. While working on one light vessel the weather deteriorated, causing him to have to remain aboard some time before a boat could relieve him. Logs cover numerous stations including LV 106, Sakonnet LH, Borrden Flats LH, Gould Island LH, Rose Island LH, Warwick LH, Annisquam LH, Cross Rip LV, Graves LH, Conimicut LH, Hog Island LH, Beavertail LH, Eastern Point LH, Nobska LH, Highland LH, and many more. Lot also included a number of letters written to his wife at the time describing his work. (VG). $175 net.  

Lighthouse Inspector’s copy:

8397c. Williams, Colonel Dion. ARMY AND NAVY UNIFORMS AND INSIGNIA How to know Rank, Corps and Service in the Military and Naval Forces of the United States and Foreign Countries. New York . 1918. 302p. 12MO. Stamped on frontis page (property of) Lighthouse Inspector, 1st. Dist., Portland , Maine . April 21, 1918.” One of the earlier and most complete references on the subject by a well known authority, profusely illustrated. Includes uniforms of the Coast Guard and Lighthouse Service, and some Congressional life-saving medals. Clean, tight, crisp, nice copy. Quite rare, and one of the few that includes the Lighthouse Service. (VG). $138 net.

8397b. Williams, Colonel Dion. ARMY AND NAVY UNIFORMS AND INSIGNIA How to know Rank, Corps and Service in the Military and Naval Forces of the United States and Foreign Countries. New York . 1918. 302p. 12MO. One of the earlier and most complete references on the subject by a well known authority, profusely illustrated. Includes uniforms of the Coast Guard and Lighthouse Service, and some Congressional life-saving medals. Clean, tight, only light wear. Quite rare, and one of the few that includes the Lighthouse Service. (VG). $118 net.

6279h. Coast Guard. THE COAST GUARDSMAN’S MANUAL. Annapolis. 1991. 8th edition. 886p. Soft wraps. The standard manual for enlistees of the Coast Guard, this replaced the Navy Bluejacket’s Manual for use in the Coast Guard. A training manual for recruits and a reference book for other Coast Guard personnel. Subjects include Safety, Aids to Navigation, Ranks and Rates, Uniform Regulations, Military Drill, Construction of Ships, Watches and Lookouts, Drills, Seamanship, Communications, Surfmanship, and much more. Some light use and wear, corners bumped but generally clean, tight. (VG-). $28.

See also Revenue Cutter Service Page

Misc.

 

 

5359g. Reynaud, M. Leonce [...Director of the Light and Buoy Service...] MEMOIR UPON THE ILLUMINATION AND BEACONAGE OF THE COAST OF FRANCE ...TRANSLATED FOR THE USE OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD OF THE UNITED STATES by Peter C. Hains, Major of Engineers, U.S.A. Wash. GPO. 1876. Large format 4to. (10 1/2” x 14”) 226pp plus 39 plates including some fold-out. With tipped in Circular of Officers on Duty Under the Light House Establishment dated 1893. Superb book translated for the use by the Light-House Board in examining lights and equipment in France for possible incorporation in this country. Includes very complete discussions of history and principles of lights, range of lights, many different types of illuminating apparatus, lenses, fuels as well as structures and locations. Includes also the complete MEMOIR UPON A NEW SYSTEM OF LIGHT-HOUSE ILLUMINATION by Augustin Fresnel (14pp), as well as Instructions for Servicing and Management of Light-House Systems, Service of Floating Lights, Rules for Light-Keepers, etc. 39 superb full page and fold-out plates show all aspects of equipment including lens, lamps, lighthouse construction, light-vessels, buoys and more. Embossed, original half-morocco boards, minor rubbing, marbled end papers, contents complete, clean, tight, nice copy. Excellent reference, a MUST for the serious and quite scarce. (VG)  $495. 

  

 

Annual Reports - Rules and Regulations in Copy Form

Update your library. If you are missing some of the Annual Reports of the Lighthouse Board, Rules and Regulations, etc. this is a way to have the information for reference until we find those missing volumes.
Photocopies of the these documents are available as noted. The larger document copies are spiral bound and are very presentable.

 

U. S. Lighthouse Establishment

23117. [Light-House Service] SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE SINGLE-SCREW, STEEL, DIESEL-PROPELLED SECOND-CLASS LIGHTSHIP "No. 118". Wash. 1936. 96 p. Complete specifications for the construction of the Second Class Light-Vessel No. 118. Specifications detail all manner of construction and equipment of this beautiful vessels, from keel and frame, masts, lights, pumps, lantern houses, day marks, boats, ballast, sails, painting and more. LV-118 Was constructed in 1936 by Rice Brothers in East Boothbay, Maine for a cost of $223,900. She served on Cornfield Point from 1938 to 1957, Cross Rip from 1958 to 1962, and on Boston from 1962 until 1972 when she was retired. Presently she is on display in Lewes, Delawars and marked "Overfalls", though she was never assigned to that station. Excellent for research, most interesting reading. (Spiral bound facsimile. $21)

21377. [document copy] U. S. Department of Commerce, Lighthouse Service, Keeper’s Annual Property Return, Requisition, and Receipt Form No. 30. 24 pages. 8" x 10". Lengthy form contains spaces for all items needed by the Keeper and is would be filled out in his hand indicating the quantity of each item on hand, received, and used during the year. Each and every possible item is noted, from all sizes of brushes, to boats, burners, lamps, wicks, tools, deflectors, furniture, dinnerware, lamp fittings, paint, books and forms, and much more. Listing covers 24 pages and is a must for researchers working to properly furnish your lighthouse or museum exhibit. Quality photocopy, spiral bound. $8.

20142. Light-House Board. REPORT OF THE UNITED STATES LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD. October 31, 1870 . Pp 225-228. Report of the Secretary of the Treasury. Disbound. Brief 4-page report details the operation of the Board during the previous year. Noted are appropriations for the Service and the progress of various projects, new funding needed, changes in the members of the Light-House Board. Good early information.                                                                              (Photocopy $1).

4373. H.R. Doc. No. 183. EXAMINATION-LIGHT-HOUSE ESTABLISHMENT. February 25, 1843 . 301 pp. A report from I.W.P. Lewis, civil engineer, upon the condition of the light-houses, beacons, buoys, and navigation, upon the coasts of Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. Offers an exceptionally complete report on the condition and equipment at each station, repairs and suggestions. Includes a multi page schedule- “Catalogue of Lights on the Coast of Maine , New Hampshire , and Massachusetts...” Also, reports on 69 separate lighthouses on the coasts of Maine , New Hampshire , and Massachusetts . Some with identified construction dates as early as 1795 and a few with unknown earlier dates. Includes detailed descriptions and the method of construction of the lighthouses, dwelling houses and lanterns; many have narratives by the lighthouse keeper concerning the condition of the lighthouse or dwelling house. Also included is a schedule showing the cost of maintenance and repairs, dimensions of lights. Includes a list of lighthouses that “have fallen down or been rebuilt. Also annexed is a 79 pp report of defects in equipment and expenditures relating to the Establishment, taken as testimony Sept. 8, 1842 . Very complete, worthwhile reference. (Photocopy $39).

435. H. R. Ex. Doc. No. 14. (Annual) "REPORT OF THE GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE ESTABLISHMENT" (for the year 1850) dated December 20, 1850 , 94pp. Offers an exceptionally complete report on the condition and equipment at each station, repairs and suggestions. Lists the status of many of the lights and beacons in the country, new stations under construction with progress reports, a complete listing of repairs in progress, as well as a lengthy listing of all lighthouses and aids to navigation in progress in the country with appropriation and progress made, and much more. Very complete report with detailed descriptions of each light house, equipment on hand, oil usage, defects and repairs needed, etc. (Photocopy $18.80).

4352B. Rules and Regulations for the Light-House Establishment, Approved by the Treasury Department October 22, 1852 . 70 pages. Contained within H. R. Ex. Doc No. 23. Includes Rules for the Light-House Board, Districts, Instructions for Light-Keepers in Stations with Two or More Keepers, Light Stations With One Keeper, Keepers of Light-Vessels, Management of Lens Lights and Disposition of Lamps and Illuminating Apparatus, Management of Mechanical Lamps, Revolving Machinery, etc. Includes all aspects of station and apparatus maintenance. An early, complete document. (Spiral-bound photocopy $15.).

C-562. REPORT OF THE OFFICERS CONSTITUTING THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD...TO INQUIRE INTO THE CONDITIONS OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE UNITED STATES, UNDER THE ACT OF MARCH 3, 1851 . Senate Ex. Doc. No. 28. Wash. 1852. 760 pages. 44 large fold-out plates. In two volumes, spiral bound. THIS IS A VERY SIGNIFICANT REPORT OF THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE CONDITIONS OF THE LIGHT-HOUSES of the United States , criticizing the equipment, personnel as well as the general operation of the Service. This report became the basis for the complete re-organization of the Light-House service and was the basis for the permanent establishment of the “Light-House Board” later in the year. This volume is certainly the most complete reference on the state of US Lighthouses at the time and contains superb information on the status of various light stations, illuminating apparatus and fuels, research and experiments in progress, personnel practices as well as information on foreign apparatus for comparison. 44 large fold-out plates include lamps and burners, lens apparatus, lanterns, light vessels and much more. In original brown cloth government binding, professionally repaired with new hinges and endpapers. With original gilt embossed spine “Report on Light Houses 1852”. Moderate staining and foxing as expected. This is surely the one most significant Light House Establishment report.  (facsimile spiral bound) $128 net.

4352. Light-house Board. REPORT OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD. January 15, 1853 . GPO. 105pp. Contained within House Doc. 23. This is the First Annual Report of the newly formed Light-house Board (Aug. 1852). Lists the status of many of the lights as well as many of the reforms planned. Provides a listing of laws of the United States relating to light-houses, as well as a copy of THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR LIGHT-KEEPERS OF THE UNITED STATES, rules and regulations. (Photocopy $21).

488. Light-House Board. PRELIMINARY REPORT OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD AND THE OPERATIONS OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE ESTABLISHMENT FOR THE YEAR 1853. Issued in advance of the more detailed year-end report. 91pp. Lists the status of many of the lights and beacons in the country, new stations under construction with progress reports, a complete listing of repairs in progress, as well as a lengthy listing of all lighthouses and aids to navigation in progress in the country with appropriation and progress made, and much more. A very complete and important early, complete document. Contained within Report of the Secretary of the Treasury, Finance Report 1852-53.  (Photocopy $18).

6423. Treasury Department. Office of the Light-house Board. REPORT OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD..Fiscal year 1853-'54. 62pp. October 31, 1854 . Includes complete report on construction, repairs and replacement, vessels, improvements in equipment, expenditures, new lights established and the overall condition and operation of the Establishment. (Photocopy $13.40).

4248. Treasury Department. Office of the Light-house Board. REPORT OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD..Fiscal year 1854-'55. 172pp. October 31, 1855 . Includes complete Light-house report on construction and conditions of the Establishment, as well a list of light-houses and beacon lights as of November 1, 1855 . (Photocopy $35).

4410. United States Light-House Establishment. RULES, REGULATIONS, AND GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS. 1857. Wash. 1857. 186pp. Contains complete Rules and Regulations for the newly organized (1852) Establishment as well as the Board. Also contains 76pp. of forms and blanks to be used for estimates, accounts and returns. Very nice - Rare. (Photocopy $38).

6244. Office Light-House Board. ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING 30TH JUNE, 1857 . November 1, 1857 . 29pp. Describes in detail the present condition of the lights, beacons and buoys of the United States and the operations of the Office of the Light-House Board. (Photocopy $5.80).

20430. Light-house Board. REPORT AND ANNUAL EXPENSES OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD. March 13, 1858 . GPO. 122pp. Contained within Senate Doc. No. 2. Lists the status of many of the lights and beacons in the country, new stations under construction, repairs in progress, as well as two complete listing of all lighthouses and aids to navigation in the country as of 1851, and as of 1858, with complete descriptive information on each, and much more. A very complete and important early, complete document. Contained within Report of the Secretary of the Treasury, Finance Report 1858. In original brown GPO binding, some wear, contents generally clean and tight. (G+).   (Photocopy $25.40).

2148. Light-House Board. REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE ESTABLISHMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1859 . Contained within Report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the State of the Finances. Wash. 1860. Pp. 286 – 297. Lists the status of many of the lights and beacons in the country, new stations under construction with progress reports, a listing of repairs in progress, as well as a district by district listing of lighthouse and aids to navigation repairs and construction in progress in the country with progress made, and much more. A very interesting and important early document.                                                                                              (Photocopy $3.20).

9239. Light-House Board. ANNUAL REPORT OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1863 . October 31, 1863 . 16p. Scarce Civil War report detailing construction, repairs, new lights established and the overall condition of the Establishment. With extensive listings of construction and repair work in progress and completed at a great number of light stations across the country. Includes a great deal of interesting details of damage to light stations by the “enemy” [Confederates] with guards stationed at some stations for protection, etc. Also details inspections of the Great Lakes for placement of lights, and more.   (Photocopy $3.20).

7437. Treasury Department , United States Light-House Establishment. 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. Wash. 1864. 81p. Contains complete Rules and Regulations for the recently organized (1852) Light-House Establishment as well as the Board. Includes care and operation of lights and equipment, marking of equipment, keeping of logs and paperwork, operation of light vessels and much more. (Spiral bound photocopy).   $17.20.

23555a. Form No. 49.  Pemaquid Point Light-Station. Account of Supplies Delivered by the Master of the Light-House Supply Vessel Pharos, and Those Remaining on Hand Prior to Making Deliveries, at the Pemaquid Point Light-Station, on the 8th Day of July, 1865. Four-page Form No. 49, Account of Supplies Delivered by the Master of the Light-House Supply Vessel Pharos, and Those Remaining on Hand Prior to Making Deliveries, at the Pemaquid Point Light-Station, on the 8th Day of July, 1865. Each page lists countless items on hand or delivered on this date by the lighthouse tender. Page includes listings of oil, wicks, chimneys, rouge, whiting, towels, buff skins, soap, various brushes, paint and more. Notations by the keeper indicate quantities on hand, delivered and more.  (Photocopy $3).

23555d. Form No. 48.  Pemaquid Point Light-Station. Annual Return of Supplies on Hand at the Date of Last Return, Received and Expended During the Year, and Remaining on Hand June 30, 1864. Four-page Form No. 48, Annual Return of Supplies on Hand at the Date of Last Return, Received and Expended During the Year, and Remaining on Hand June 30, 1864. Each page lists countless items on hand or delivered on this date by the lighthouse tender. Page includes listings of oil, wicks, chimneys, rouge, whiting, towels, buff skins, soap, various brushes, paint and more. Notations by the keeper indicate quantities on hand, received, totals and more. (Photocopy $3).

5410. REPORT OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD. [for the fiscal year ending 30th June, 1865 ]. October 26, 1865 . pp. 282-292. [From Message from the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress at the Commencement of the First Session of the Thirty-Ninth Congress with the Reports of the Heads of Departments....GPO. 1866. 711pp.] Chairman Shubrick of the Light-House Board reports on the operations, districts, repairs and construction over the past year.  (Photocopy $2.40).

4407. Treasury Department. Office of the Light-house Board. REPORT OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD..1868. 86pp. November 6, 1868 . Includes complete Light-house report on construction and conditions, operations and requirements of the Establishment. Attached also is a listing of additional work and appropriations required. (96p.) (Photocopy $18).

8328. Treasury Department. Office of the Light-house Board. REPORT OF THE UNITED STATES LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD..{ July 1, 1868-June 30, 1869]. October 15, 1869 . 74p. Includes complete report on construction, repairs and replacement of each and every light and vessel from #1 at West Quoddy Head, Maine to #383 at Ediz Hook , WA . Also includes improvements in equipment, expenditures, new lights established and the overall condition and operation of the Establishment.                                            (Photocopy $14.80).

4110x. UNITED STATES LIGHT-HOUSE ESTABLISHMENT RULES AND REGULATIONS AND GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS. 1870. Instructions and Directions to Guide Light-House Keepers and Others Belonging to the Light-House Establishment. Issued January 1, 1870 . Fifth Edition. GPO. Washington . 1870. 173pp. (Photocopy $44).

24386. (3 copy plan / drawing sheets) U. S. Light House Establishment. LIGHT KEEPER’S IMPLEMENTS. c.1870. Plates No. 96, 97 & 98. Full size photocopies measure 22” x 32” and detail all manor of tools and implements issued to lighthouse keepers during the latter years of the Nineteenth Century. Good detail, many to scale. From the originals. 3 sheets $66.

23302. U. S. Light-House Establishment. LIST OF ALLOWANCES TO LIGHT-HOUSE STATIONS. Wash. 1872. 20 p. Original paper front wrap. Includes complete listing of annual supplies delivered by supply vessels, and broken down by those required at:  first order lights, second order lights, third order, fourth order, fifth order and sixth order lights, beacon lights, stake lights, light-vessels. (Photocopy $6).

23303. U. S. Light-House Establishment. GENERAL DIRECTIONS FOR SETTING A LANTERN. 4p. Complete directions for placing and anchoring, and for aligning the lantern [lamp] in various orders of lenses. (Photocopy $2).

23304. U. S. Light-House Board. APPROXIMATE COST OF THE DIFFERENT ORDERS AND ARCS OF LENS ILLUMINATING APPARATUS WITH ACCESSORIES AND INCLUDING PACKING IN PARIS , BUT WITHOUT LANTERNS, AND NOT INCLUDING EXPENSES TO NEW YORK ... Wash. 1871. 6 pp. Original soft wraps. Includes complete listing of the types and styles of lens illuminating apparatus including variations. (Photocopy $2)..

23305. U. S. Light House Board. INSTRUCTIONS AN DIRECTIONS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF FOG SIGNALS. Wash. 1871. 18 pp. Original soft wraps. Complete instructions intended for keepers includes all necessary information for the maintenance of steam whistles, sirens and trumpets. In addition to required duties, includes firing, starting and stopping the engine, operating the siren, directions for the Erricson Caloric Engine, fitting reeds to the trumpet, operating Steven’s Fog Bell Apparatus, “Anderson’s hand fog signal, Custer’s Fog-bell striking machine, and much more.   (Photocopy $4).

23306. U. S. Light-House Establishment. DESCRIPTION OF FUNCK’S HYDRAULIC FLOAT-LAMP. Wash. 1869. 8 pp. plus 4 plates. Complete descriptions and operating instructions for keepers. (Photocopy $2.40).

26149. Light-House Board, INSTRUCTIONS AND DIRECTIONS TO LIGHT KEEPERS [AND MASTERS OF LIGHT-HOUSE VESSELS]. GPO. September 1871. 152 pages of instructions plus 50 full page plates. Contains a wealth of information, particularly in the plates for use in identifying lamps, etc. Includes Complete Instructions For Light-Keepers In Stations,  Keepers Of Light-Vessels, Cleaning Materials, Tools And Implements, Lens Apparatus, Mechanical Lamps, and more. Includes all aspects of station and apparatus maintenance. Excellent plates detail all types of lamps and lighting apparatus, lanterns, revolving apparatus, fog signal equipment, bell striking apparatus, and more. A very complete and important early document.   (Spiral Bound Photocopy $39).

373. Treasury Department. Office of the Light-house Board, ANNUAL REPORT OF THE LIGHTHOUSE BOARD OF THE UNITED STATES, Washington, D.C., 1872, 85 pp. Includes complete Light-House Board report on construction, repairs, new lights established and the overall condition of the Establishment, as well as listings of most of the light-houses and beacon lights as of August 31, 1872. With extensive information on construction and repairs in progress and condition of various stations. A wonderful early report with a great deal of information. (Includes architectural drawings of a variety of lighthouses in the United States .)                                                                                 (Photocopy $17).

7322. Treasury Department. Office of the Light-house Board. REPORT OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD. Fiscal year ending June 30, 1873 . 84p. Includes complete report on construction, repairs and replacement, vessels, improvements in equipment, expenditures, new lights established and the overall condition and operation of the Establishment by district.   (Spiral Bound Photocopy $17.80).

481. ANNUAL REPORT OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1874 . Wash. GPO. 117pp. with engravings. (Photocopy $23).

5144. ANNUAL REPORT OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD TO THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY FOR THE YEAR 1875.  Wash. GPO. 1875. 135pp. Appended is a lengthy report investigating illuminating materials, and a second relative to sound in its application to fog signals. (Spiral-bound Photocopy $28).

386. [same] for June 30, 1876 , 76 pp., With engravings and fold out maps of the thirteen Lighthouse Districts. (Photocopy $15.20).

6343. ANNUAL REPORT OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD TO THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1877 . GPO. 1877. 81pp. Includes 11 District maps.   (Photocopy $17).

26150. LAWS AND REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE LIGHT-HOUSE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE UNITED STATES. 1880. GPO. Washington . 1880. 155 pp. Includes Organization and Duties of the Lighthouse Board, Accounts and Returns, Appropriations, Contracts, Employees, Land, Lights and Buoys, Regulations of the Lighthouse Board, and Regulations for the Lighthouse Establishment. Includes regulations for all aspects of the construction, care and maintenance and operation of light stations as well as conduct of Keepers, etc. Well indexed.    (Photocopy $29.).

24218. (copy plan) FRONT RANGE LIGHT HOUSE, PARIS ISLAND , SC. 1880. Excellent images of 41 foot wooden range light tower and lantern. Includes elevation view, sectional view, and 6 detail views. Taken from Office of Light House Board, 6th LH District, April 29, 1880 original. 11” x 17”.  $8.

2087. Horstman Bros. & Company. PRICE LIST NEW REGULATION U. S. LIGHT-HOUSE SERVICE EQUIPMENTS. Philadelphia . nd. c.1880. 8p. Not illustrated. Extremely rare pamphlet lists in some detail all articles necessary for the equipment of officers and men of the U. S. Light-House Service that are manufactured by the company. Included are caps, hats and helmets, trimmed and untrimmed, for Keepers and Assistants of Light-Houses, for Officers of Light-Vessels and Tenders, for Firemen and Seamen of Light-Vessels and Tenders and for Watchmen at the General Light-House Depot. Also includes cap ornaments, cords or chin straps, ribbons and bands. In addition, includes lapel or collar ornaments, sleeve ornaments, buttons, laces, blue flannel, belts and batons[for watchmen at the General Light-House Depot]. (Photocopy $5.]

22185a. Light-House Board. LAWS RELATIVE TO THE LIGHT-HOUSE ESTABLISHMENT PASSED AT THE SECOND SESSION OF THE FORTY-NINTH CONGRESS. 1886-’87. GPO. 1887. 16 p. Compilation of laws and Acts passed during the 1886-89 session relating to equipment and operations of the Light-House Establishment. Subjects include lighting for and construction of bridges, salaries for officers of the Light-House Board, appropriations for supplies for light-houses, repairs, inspecting of lights, lighting on rivers, constructing supply steamer, and for the establishment of lighthouses at Watch Point, Gould Island, Statue of Liberty, Mosquito Inlet, Pensacola Range Lights, Grand Island, San Louis Obispo, Point Sur, Northwest Seal-Rock, Cape Meares, and more.                                                                     (Photocopy $3.20).

6725. LAWS AND REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE LIGHT-HOUSE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE UNITED STATES. 1896. GPO. Washington . 1896. 109pp Includes Organization and Duties of the Lighthouse Board, Regulations of the Lighthouse Board, and Regulations for the Lighthouse Establishment. Includes regulations for all aspects of the construction, care and maintenance and operation of light stations as well as conduct of Keepers, etc. Well indexed.                                                                                                                        (Spiral-bound photocopy $22.50).

CA6348. [Light-House Board] SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE IRON SIDE-WHEEL LIGHT-HOUSE TENDER JOHN RODGERS, built in 1882-1883. Wash. GPO. 1883. Complete 31 page specifications for the Tender John Rodgers as published in the Annual Report of the Light-House Board for 1883. Includes two large detailed 14”h x 23”w fold-out views of the tender, as well as a b/w frontis photograph expertly reproduced. Specifications detail all manner of construction and equipment of this beautiful vessel. Excellent for research, interesting reading. (Spiral bound facsimile includes 2 fold out plates and frontis photo, 31p. $22)

22185b. Light-House Board. LAWS RELATIVE TO THE LIGHT-HOUSE ESTABLISHMENT PASSED AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE FIFTY-SIXTH CONGRESS. 1899-1900. GPO. 1900. 36 p. Compilation of laws and Acts passed during the 1899-1900 session relating to equipment and operations of the Light-House Establishment. Subjects include lighting for and construction of bridges, salaries for officers of the Light-House Board, appropriations for supplies for light-houses, repairs, lightships, inspecting of lights, lighting on rivers, and for the repair, modification or establishment of numerous lighthouses across the country. (Photocopy $7.20).

2217. Department of Commerce. Lighthouse Service. INSTRUCTIONS TO LIGHT KEEPERS. Wash. GPO. 1911. 26 p. Nicely done reprint. Includes general instructions for all employees, instructions for Light-Keepers, instructions to all stations and vessels equipped with fog signals, instructions relating to light vessels, and much more. Includes all aspects of station and apparatus maintenance. A complete and important document.  $9.95.

4299. Department of Commerce. Lighthouse Service. INSTRUCTIONS TO EMPLOYEES OF THE UNITED STATES LIGHTHOUSE SERVICE. Wash. GPO. 1915. 101pp. Includes general instructions for all employees, instructions for Light-Keepers, instructions to all stations and vessels equipped with fog signals, instructions relating to light vessels, all vessels of the Lighthouse Service, lighthouse tenders, engineering instructions for lighthouse vessels, and much more. Includes all aspects of station and apparatus maintenance. A very complete and important document. (Photocopy $20).

5371. Treasury Department. Office of the Light-house Board. ANNUAL REPORT OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD..Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1885 . 196pp. Includes complete Light-house report on construction, repairs, new lights established and the overall condition of the Establishment, as well a list of light-houses and beacon lights as of June 30, 1885 . Also appended are lengthy reports on: (1) Experiments made in England to determine the comparative power of oil, gas and electricity as light-house illuminants (2) Progress of experiments on electricity as an illuminant upon the Hell Gate Electric Light at Hallet’s Point, NY (3) Construction of the Detroit River Light-Station. Includes numerous larger plates and photos. (Photocopy $39).

3124. Johnson, Arnold Burges (Chief Clerk , U.S. Light-House Board). THE MODERN LIGHT-HOUSE SERVICE. GPO. Washington . 1890. 137pp. Provides a complete and detailed overview of the U. S. Light-House Service, its history as well as descriptions of various lighthouses, light-vessels, river-lights, fog signals, duties of personnel, etc. Well illustrated and with fold-out plates. Includes views of many light-stations and equipment. (Photocopy $27).

8521. Treasury Department , United States Light-House Establishment. REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE UNIFORMS FOR OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE SERVICE. 1893. Wash. 1893. 14p. Contains complete Rules and Regulations governing uniforms for masters of tenders, mates and other rates, keepers and officers of light vessels, keepers of lighthouses and for watchmen at the General Light-House Depot. Includes illustrations of insignia and measuring and order forms. Rare. (Photocopy $2.80).

5306. Department of Commerce and Labor. Office of the Light-house Board. ANNUAL REPORT OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD. October 15, 1903 104pp. Includes complete Light-house report on construction, repairs, new lights established and the overall condition of the Establishment. Includes 21 large fold-out district maps.  (Spiral-bound Photocopy $25).

5339. Department of Commerce and Labor. Office of the Light-house Board. ANNUAL REPORT OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD [Fiscal year ended June 30, 1906] October 6, 1906 155pp. Includes complete Light-house report on construction, repairs, new lights established and the overall condition of the Establishment. With extensive listings of construction and repair work in progress and completed at hundreds of light stations. (Spiral-bound Photocopy $32).

21553. Commerce Department , United States Light-House Board. REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE UNIFORMS OF THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE UNITED STATES LIGHT-HOUSE ESTABLISHMENT. 1907. Wash. 1907. 19p. Contains complete Rules and Regulations governing uniforms for masters of tenders, mates and other rates, keepers and officers of light vessels, keepers of lighthouses and for watchmen at the General Light-House Depot. Includes illustrations of insignia and measuring and order forms. Rare. (Photocopy $3.80).

21377. [document copy] U. S. Department of Commerce, Lighthouse Service, Keeper’s Annual Property Return, Requisition, and Receipt Form No. 30. 24 pages. 8” x 10”. Lengthy form contains spaces for all items needed by the Keeper and is would be filled out in his hand indicating the quantity of each item on hand, received, and used during the year. Each and every possible item is noted, from all sizes of brushes, to boats, burners, lamps, wicks, tools, deflectors, furniture, dinnerware, lamp fittings, paint, books and forms, and much more. Listing covers 24 pages and is a must for researchers working to properly furnish your lighthouse or museum exhibit. Quality photocopy, spiral bound.  $8.

4673. Weiss, George. THE LIGHTHOUSE SERVICE - ITS HISTORY, ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATION; Service Monographs of the United States Government No 40. Institute for Government Research. Baltimore . 1926. 158pp. Offers a complete compilation of history, activities, organization, personnel, publications, equipment and laws relating to the Service. Possibly the most complete, well organized overview of the Service. (Photocopy $32).

7121. Department of Commerce and Labor. Office of the Light-house Board. ANNUAL REPORT OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD [Fiscal year ended June 30, 1909] November 15, 1909 98pp. Includes complete Light-house report on construction, repairs, new lights established and the overall condition of the Establishment. Includes appended Report of Inspection of Certain Light-House Establishments in Europe, Report upon an Inspection od Aids to Navigation in Southeastern Alaska, and Report on …the Yukon River Aids.  (Spiral-bound Photocopy $20).

8520. Department of Commerce , United States Lighthouse Service. REGULATIONS FOR UNIFORMS IN THE LIGHTHOUSE SERVICE. 1920. Wash. 1920. 12p. Contains complete Rules and Regulations governing uniforms for masters of tenders, mates and other rates, keepers and officers of light vessels, keepers of lighthouses and for watchmen at the General Light-House Depot. Includes illustrations of insignia and measuring and order forms. Rare. (Photocopy $2.40).

25346. Department of Commerce , United States Lighthouse Service. REGULATIONS FOR UNIFORMS IN THE LIGHTHOUSE SERVICE. 1928. Wash. 1928. 12p. Contains complete Rules and Regulations governing uniforms for masters of tenders, mates and other rates, keepers and officers of light vessels, keepers of lighthouses and for watchmen at the General Light-House Depot. Includes illustrations of insignia including some late additions. (Photocopy $3.40).

27281. [document copy] U. S. Department of Commerce, Lighthouse Service, Keeper’s Annual Property Return, Requisition, and Receipt Form No. 30. Race Point Light Station, Second Lighthouse District. 24 pages. 8” x 10”. Lengthy form contains spaces for all items needed by the Keeper and is would be filled out in his hand indicating the quantity of each item on hand, received, and used during the year. Each and every possible item is noted, from all sizes of brushes, to boats, burners, lamps, wicks, tools, deflectors, furniture, dinnerware, lamp fittings, paint, books and forms, and much more. Listing covers 24 pages and is a must for researchers working to properly furnish your lighthouse or museum exhibit. This copy had been filled out by Keeper Lawton in January, 1935. Photocopy, spiral bound.  $8.

27172. (copy) Bureau of Lighthouses. Lighthouse Service Bulletin. Wash. 1912-1935. Complete set Volumes I – IV for a total of 288 issues.. Lighthouse Service Bulletins were issued monthly updating keepers and personnel on new technology and equipment, new construction, changes in personnel, fires and other disasters, punishments to keepers and personnel, lightships damages or driven off station, lives saved, and much more. Long sought after, these are made from the firstfull set that I have ever been able to find. These are probably the most informative look into the condition and day to day operations of the Lighthouse Service that I have yet found. The original issues measured 5 ½” x 9” and were 4 pages each, for a total of 1152 original pages of information. Our set reproduces these in four volumes of about 151 pages each. Each volume is fully indexed as were the originals and is spiral bound. This is an unprecedented lot of information, superb for reading and research. Vol. I. 1912 – 1917. 304 pages. $64. Vol. II. 1918 – 1923. 325 pages. $68. Vol. III. 1924 – 1929. 324 pages. $68. Vol. IV. 1930 – 1935. 237 pages. $50. Full set 4 volumes $225

6265. Williams, Colonel Dion. UNIFORMS AND INSIGNIA OF THE U. S. COAST GUARD , U. S. LIGHTHOUSE SERVICE , U. S. PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE 1918. nd. c.1970. 40p. Facsimile of some of the earlier uniform regulations, well illustrated. Includes uniforms of the Coast Guard and Lighthouse Service. (VG).   (Photocopy $8).

Annual Reports - United States Lighthouse Service

1913 - 1940

6446. Commissioner of Lighthouses. ANNUAL REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER OF LIGHTHOUSES TO THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1913 . GPO. 1913. 94pp. Includes complete Light-house report on construction, repairs and replacement, vessels, improvements in equipment, expenditures, new lights established and the overall condition and operation of the Service. (Photocopy $19.80).*

                                                                        6447. [same] 1914. 96p. (Photocopy $20.00).*

                                                                        6448. [same] 1915. 97p. (Photocopy $20.20).*

                                                                        6449. [same] 1916. 93p. (Photocopy $19.60).*

                                                                        6450. [same] 1917. 94p. (Photocopy $19.80).*

                                                                        6451. [same] 1918. 79p. (Photocopy $16.80).*

                                                                        6452. [same] 1919. 94p. (Photocopy $19.80).*

                                                                        6453. [same] 1920. 99p. (Photocopy $20.80).*

                                                                        6454. [same] 1922. 81p. (Photocopy $17.20).*

                                                                        6417. [same] 1927. 44p. (Photocopy $9.80).*

                                                                        6439. [same] 1933. 9p. (Photocopy $1.80).

                                                                        6440. [same] 1934. 16p. (Photocopy $3.20).

                                                                        6441. [same] 1935. 17p. (Photocopy $3.40).

                                                                        6442. [same] 1936. 15p. (Photocopy $3.00).

                                                                        6443. [same] 1937. 14p. (Photocopy $2.80).

                                                                        6444. [same] 1938. 14p. (Photocopy $2.80).

                                                                        6445. [same] 1940. 2p. (Photocopy $1.00).

#2102. All 17 Reports - 958 pages - just $137.  SAVE OVER 30% off the individual prices totaling $201.80.

* Photocopies Spiral-bound

20285. [copy] Putnam, George. DISTRICT CIRCULAR LETTERS. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Lighthouses. c.1914-1932. 102p. Wonderful collection of District Circular Letters issued by Commissioner Putnam, and later by Superintendents Park and Sherman offering a wonderful insight into the day to day operations of the Lighthouse Service and into the bureaucracy that prevails in Government offices. Subjects range from the economical use of paper [a gem in itself], vaccinations for crews of light vessels, mine planting by Lighthouse Tenders during the First World War, flag regulations, lighthouse tender equipment, uniform regulations, erosion at light stations, use of boats at light stations, squatters on lighthouse reservations, radio operation, care and painting of buoys, leave on lightships, and much more. (Spiral bound photocopy $22.)

4534. U. S. Coast Guard. CHRONOLOGY OF AIDS TO NAVIGATION AND THE OLD LIGHTHOUSE SERVICE 1716 - 1939. Wash. 1974. 39p. An important research text, here in one place are all the important historical dates producing a factual chronological record of the evolution of the Lighthouse Service and early Coast Guard. Includes construction and placement of stations, adoption of innovative equipment, personnel and regulation changes, legislative dates and much more. A must for the researcher.                                                                               (Spiral bound Photocopy $8.80).

 

U. S. Life-Saving Service

9198. United States Life-Saving Service. REGULATIONS RELATING TO LIFE-SAVING SERVICE – PRINTED FOR THE USE OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE ESTABLISHMENT. GPO. Wash. 1873. 48p. Contains complete Rules and Regulations for the Life-Saving Service including, organization, duties of keepers and surfmen, fiscal management, general instructions, signals for Life-saving Stations, management of open boats in surf, instructions for saving persons from drowning, samples of nine Life-Saving Service forms and journal, and more. These early rules were promulgated at the early inception of the Service when there were only three Life-Saving Districts in the country and are most interesting and informative. Extremely scarce!  (Photocopy $10.60).

C8127. United States Life-Saving Service. ANNUAL REPORT OF THE OPERATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES LIFE-SAVING SERVICE for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1876. GPO. 1876. 165p. Rare early report includes extensive details of operations and of rescues throughout the year. Also details personnel, construction and repairs of stations and equipment, evaluation of new equipment and much more. Also includes detailed discussion of the organization and evolution of life-saving services from the 1840’s to the present service. Includes results of testing of various early devices including the Ryder raft, self-righting life boats, experiments to extend the range of shot line, and examination of keepers and crews throughout the districts, with dismissals of many listed for cause. This is rare information as this early report is almost impossible to find.  (Spiral-bound photocopy $34.)

21506. United States Life-Saving Service. REVISED REGULATIONS FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE LIFE-SAVING SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE LAWS UPON WHICH THEY ARE BASED – November 1877. Wash. GPO. 1877. 109 pp. This early volume contains full updated revised regulations including organization, appointments, duties of officers and crews, patrol, action at wrecks, uniforms, general provisions, complete beach apparatus drill, open surfboat drill, signal code, first aid, use of lifeboats, and much more. Also includes laws relating to the Life-Saving Service, directions for restoring the apparently drowned, treatment of frostbite, rules and regulations of the Board of Life-Saving Appliances, care and use of the self-bailing and self-righting life-boat, instructions for the management of the life-boat transporting carriage, towing of lifeboats, management of open boats in the surf, a complete example of journal forms in use, and more. With linecut illustrations. These early rules were promulgated at the early inception of the Service when there were few Life-Saving Districts in the country and are most interesting and informative. Extremely scarce! (Spiral bound photocopy $22.80.

C8448. United States Life-Saving Service. ANNUAL REPORT OF THE OPERATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES LIFE-SAVING SERVICE for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1878. GPO. 1878. 214p. Rare early report includes extensive details of operations and of rescues throughout the year. Also details personnel, construction and repairs of stations and equipment, evaluation of new equipment and much more. Also includes detailed discussion of the examination of keepers and crews throughout the districts, with dismissals of many listed for cause, as well as detailed reports on the loss of the Steamer Metropolis and also the Schooner Berlin. This is rare information as this early report is almost impossible to find.   (Spiral-bound photocopy $36.)

317. U.S. Lifesaving Service, ANNUAL REPORT OF THE OPERATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES LIFESAVING SERVICE for the Fiscal Year ending:
                           June 30, 1879 , 125pp.  Spiral Bound Photocopy $25.
C6571                      June 30, 1880 , 152pp.   "              "        Photocopy $29.
                           June 30, 1881 , 232pp.   "             "         Photocopy $30.
                           June 30, 1910 , 299pp.   "             "         Photocopy $35.
C6625                      June 30, 1911 , 268pp.   "             "         Photocopy $35.
                           June 30, 1912 , 253pp.   "             "         Photocopy $30.
                           June 30, 1913 , 302pp.   "               "       Photocopy $35.
                           June 30, 1914 , 331pp.   "             "         Photocopy $35.

 

 U.S. Coast Guard, ANNUAL REPORT OF THE OPERATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD for the Fiscal                        Year ending:
#5500                 June 30, 1915 , 310pp.  Spiral Bound Photocopy $35.
#5501                 June 30, 1916 , 299pp.  "               "        Photocopy $35.
#20295               June 30, 1922 , 54pp.                             Photocopy $10.80
#20296               June 30, 1926 , 59pp.                             Photocopy $11.80
#20297               June 30, 1927 , 59pp.                             Photocopy $11.80
#20298               June 30, 1928 , 72pp.                             Photocopy $14.40
#9285                 June 30, 1929 , 82pp.                             Photocopy $16.40
#20299               June 30, 1931 , 86pp.                             Photocopy $17.20
#20300               June 30, 1932 , 40pp.                             Photocopy $8.00

Very complete, interesting accounts of the years' rescues and activities, stations, maintenance and new construction. . Includes extensive details of operations and of rescues throughout the year. Also details personnel, construction and repairs of stations and equipment, evaluation of new equipment, ice patrol, promotions, new vessels, the Academy, the Blue Anchor Society [aid for the shipwrecked], awards of medals, and much more. Quite detailed, exceptionally difficult to find

2329. na. OFFICIAL REGISTER OF THE UNITED STATES LIFE-SAVING SERVICE APRIL 1, 1880 (WITH POST OFFICE ADDRESSES). GPO. April 1, 1880 . GPO. 19p. Scarce booklet includes complete listings of Superintendent, assistants, Inspector of Life-Saving Stations, assistants, District Superintendents, assistants, Board for Examination of plans and devices, complete listing of all station Keepers with mailing addresses, and complete listing of Life-Saving Districts and stations. In original wraps, clean, crisp, as new and probably never opened. Extremely rare opportunity to obtain this needed information.  (Photocopy $4).

2328. Life Saving Service. UNITED STATES LIFE SAVING SERVICE BEACH APPARATUS DRILL. Wash. 1883. 15p. Details the procedures and operations for standard beach apparatus drill. With 8 detailed illustrations including: "Forward beach cart", followed by more illustrations showing, halt, action and relative positions of men while placing apparatus,  positions when shot line is bent to whip, hauling off whip, hauling off hawser, man lee whip haul off, man weather whip haul ashore,  etc. Extremely rare opportunity to obtain surfman’s original drill information.   (Photocopy $4).

20146. Life-Saving Service. REVISED REGULATIONS FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE LIFE-SAVING SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE LAWS UPON WHICH THEY ARE BASED - 1884. Wash. GPO. 1884. 155 pp. Full updated revised regulations include organization, appointments, duties of officers and crews, patrol, action at wrecks, uniforms, general provisions, complete beach apparatus drill, open surfboat drill, signal code, first aid, use of lifeboats, and much more. Also includes laws relating to the Life-Saving Service, directions for restoring the apparently drowned, treatment of frostbite, rules and regulations of the Board of Life-Saving Appliances, care and use of the self-bailing and self-righting life-boat, instructions for the management of the life-boat transporting carriage, towing of lifeboats, management of open boats in the surf, a complete example of journal forms in use, and more. Well illustrated. An extremely rare issue of the Rules and Regulations!  (Photocopy $32).

8474. United States Revenue Marine. REGULATIONS FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REVENUE CUTTER SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES WITH AN APPENDIX CONTAINING LAWS RELATING TO THAT SERVICE. 1894. Wash. 1894. 245p. Contains complete Rules and Regulations for the Service including, appointments, classification of cutters, stations, rank, uniforms, general duties, honors, discipline, repair of vessels, care of engines, pay, leaves, correspondence, tables and forms, laws relating to the service, and much more. Thoroughly indexed. Extremely scarce! (Photocopy $44).

4231. REGULATIONS FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE LIFE-SAVING SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES - 1899. Wash. GPO. 1899. 183pp. Includes regulations, duties, complete beach apparatus drill, open surfboat drill, signal code, first aid, use of lifeboats, etc. Well illustrated. (Photocopy $36).

21190. Life-Saving Service. AMMENDING REGULATIONS FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE LIFE-SAVING SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES – Approved June 17, 1902 . Wash. GPO. 1902. 21pp. Complete amendments to Regulations of 1899 include updates including organization, appointments, duties of officers and crews, patrol, action at wrecks, uniforms, general provisions, beach apparatus drill, open surfboat drill, and much more. An extremely rare update to the Rules and Regulations!  (Photocopy $5.20).

2268. [document copy] U. S. Life-Saving Service, Return of Public Property (Apparatus, Equipment, Supplies, etc.) at the Shark River Life-Saving Station, Fifth District. December 7, 1905 .  18 pages. 8” x 10”. Lengthy form contains spaces for all items needed by the Keeper and is would be filled out in his hand indicating the quantity of each item on hand, received, and used during the year. Each and every possible item is noted, from all sizes of brushes, to boats, burners, lamps, wicks, tools, furniture, blocks, tackle, breeches buoy, line guns, draft animals, life belts, medicine chest, oars, shot line, paint, books and forms, and much more. Listing covers 18 pages and is a must for researchers working to properly furnish your life-saving station or museum exhibit. Photocopy, spiral bound.   $8.

U. S. Revenue Cutter Service

20287. Treasury Department. INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFICERS IN THE UNITED STATES’ REVENUE CUTTER SERVICE. October 3, 1834 . 14p. with one large fold out “Form of Muster and Payroll”. Original was signed in the hand of Levi Woodbury, Secretary of the Treasury. Extremely rare original document includes complete instructions for officers of the Revenue Cutter Service. Included is the organization, compliment of cutters, assignments, promotion, crew operations, watches, payroll, complete uniform regulations, operations of cutters, and much more. Also included are examples of requisition forms, shipping, Journal, and Muster and Payroll. This is an extremely rare and early document.  (Photocopy $4).

6243. H. R. Doc. No. 52. ANNUAL REPORT OF THE OFFICE IN CHARGE OF THE REVENUE MARINE SERVICE. February 13, 1849 . 3pp. This very early report of the Revenue Marine Service details the vessels employed in the service, those under construction or discontinued, expenses, stations, etc. Interesting details regarding the service include “...the Polk, from her dimensions, was not sufficiently buoyant to carry the machinery she had, and was, therefore, worthless as a steamer, but has good dimensions for a sailing vessel.” (Photocopy $1.).

21165. Treasury Department , United States Revenue Marine. REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE UNIFORMS OF OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE UNITED STATES REVENUE MARINE. Wash. 1891. 30p. 4TO. Contains complete Rules and Regulations governing uniforms for the officers and men including full dress, dress, undress and service dress uniforms. In addition to complete uniform rules, includes 40 diagramed plates on 16 pages detailing overall uniforms, epaulets, hat styles, buckle, ratings and insignia, sword, and much more. Extremely rare in any form!.  (Photocopy $12.).

26147. Treasury Department , United States Revenue-Cutter Service. REVISED REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE UNIFORM OF OFFICERS, CADETS,  AND ENLISTED MEN OF THE UNITED STATES REVENUE-CUTTER SERVICE. Wash. 1900. 32p. 4TO. Contains complete Rules and Regulations governing uniforms for the officers and men including full dress, dress, and service dress uniforms for officers, as well as uniforms for cadets, surgeons, noncommissioned officers and for enlisted men including boatswains, gunners, carpenters, oilers, stewards, cooks and more. In addition to complete uniform rules, includes 22 diagramed plates on 10 pages detailing overall uniforms, epaulets, hat styles, buckle, ratings and insignia, sword, and much more. Includes 8 page amendment dated July 1, 1900.  Extremely rare in any form!. (Photocopy $11.).

20312c. na. REGISTER OF THE OFFICERS AND VESSELS OF THE UNITED STATES REVENUE MARINE. July 1, 1892. GPO. 1892. 22p. Double-paged tables include complete listing of personnel from the Captain Commandant down to cadets including retired and to be retired members. Includes names, duty stations, leaves, where born, promotions, and much more. Also includes officers receiving Medals of Honor or who have been commended, listing of all shore stations, listing of vessels, their officers and more. Numerous emendations including deaths and re-postings. Quite a rare and complete source of information. (Spiral bound photocopy $5.40. )

26302p. na. REGISTER OF THE OFFICERS AND VESSELS OF THE UNITED STATES REVENUE MARINE. July 1, 1899. GPO. 1899. 53p. Double-paged tables include complete listing of personnel from the Captain Commandant down to cadets including retired and to be retired members. Includes names, duty stations, leaves, where born, promotions, and much more. Also includes officers receiving Medals of Honor or who have been commended, listing of all shore stations, listing of vessels, their officers and more. Numerous emendations including deaths and re-postings.  (Spiral bound photocopy $ 11.60.)

26302q. na. REGISTER OF THE OFFICERS AND VESSELS OF THE UNITED STATES REVENUE MARINE. July 1, 1906. GPO. 1906. 84p. Double-paged tables include complete listing of personnel from the Captain Commandant down to cadets including retired and to be retired members. Includes names, duty stations, leaves, where born, promotions, and much more. Also includes officers receiving Medals of Honor or who have been commended, listing of all shore stations, listing of vessels, their officers and more. Numerous emendations including deaths and re-postings. Quite a rare and complete source of information. Contents clean and tight.  (Spiral bound photocopy $17.80. )

26302r. na. REGISTER OF THE OFFICERS AND VESSELS OF THE UNITED STATES REVENUE MARINE. July 1, 1909. GPO. 1909. 104p. Double-paged tables include complete listing of personnel from the Captain Commandant down to cadets including retired and to be retired members. Includes names, duty stations, leaves, where born, promotions, and much more. Also includes officers receiving Medals of Honor or who have been commended, listing of all shore stations, listing of vessels, their officers and more. Numerous emendations including deaths and re-postings. Quite a rare and complete source of information. Contents clean and tight. (Spiral bound photocopy $21.80. )

 

U. S. Coast Guard

5419b. Treasury Department. INSTRUCTIONS FOR UNITED STATES COAST GUARD STATIONS. 1916. 180pp. Includes general instructions, action at wrecks, patrols and lookouts, operation of vehicles, surfboats and equipment lists, boat drills and operation and complete beach apparatus drill. (24MO. Spiral bound Photocopy $20).

C8151. REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE UNIFORMS FOR WARRANT OFFICERS AND ENLISTED PERSONS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD - 1916. Wash. GPO. 1916. 27p. with 2 plates. Includes regulations governing all parts of the uniform for warrant officers and enlisted personnel. These regulations supersede those prescribed for warrant officers and enlisted personnel of the former Revenue Cutter Service and the Life-Saving Service. Includes 2 paged typed amendment regarding cap and buttons, dated June 1, 1915 . With plates of collar devices and ratings.  (Photocopy $7.80).

9126.  REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE UNIFORMS FOR COMMISSIONED AND WARRANT OFFICERS AND ENLISTED PERSONS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD - 1930. Wash. GPO. 1930. 131p. with 1 plate. Includes regulations governing all parts of the uniform for commissioned and warrant officers and enlisted personnel. These detailed regulations include all manor of items including coats, hats, trousers, belts, insignia, buttons, badges, neckware, decorations, outfits, bedding, shoes and much more. An excellent, detailed reference.  (Photocopy $26.20).

5419. Treasury Department. INSTRUCTIONS FOR UNITED STATES COAST GUARD STATIONS. 1934. 130pp. Includes general instructions, patrols and lookouts, equipment lists, boat drills and operation and complete beach apparatus drill. (Photocopy $27).

882. Coast Guard. UNITED STATES COAST GUARD BEACH APPARATUS DRILL. Wash. GPO. 1918. 24p. Details the procedures and operations for standard beach apparatus drill. With 17 detailed illustrations including: "Man the beach cart", followed by more illustrations showing holding back, halt and relative positions of men while placing apparatus, manner in which shot line is bent to whip and tail, positions when shot line is bent to whip, hauling off whip, hauling off hawser, man lee whip haul off, man weather whip haul ashore, hawser cutter arranged for hauling off etc. With 17 detailed illustrations.  (Photocopy $4.80).

5200. The following official pamphlets or publications of the U. S. Life-Saving Service are available in photocopies either individually or as a complete set.

A.       MORTAR AND BEACH APPARATUS DRILL. U. S. Life-Saving Service. 1880. 13pp. $2.60
B.        BEACH APPARATUS DRILL. U. S. Life-Saving Service. 1883. 15 pp. $3.00
C.       [same] 1890 (1st Ed). 27pp. $5.40
D.       [same] 1890 (2nd Ed). 27pp. $5.40
E.        COAST SIGNAL SERVICE OFFICIAL DANGER AND DISTRESS SIGNALS. 1878. 12pp. $2.40
F.        RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE BOARD ON LIFE-SAVING APPLIANCES. 1882. 6pp. $1.20
G.       [same] 1890. 6pp. $1.20
H.       [same] 1892. 6pp. $1.20
I.          ABSTRACT ON THE TRIAL OF LIFE-SAVING APPARATUS. 1882. 7pp. $1.40
J.         REPORT OF THE GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT ON THE TRANSFER OF THE LIFE-SAVING SERVICE             TO THE NAVY DEPARTMENT. 1883. 5PP. $1.00
K.       REPORTS IN REGARD TO THE TRANSFER OF THE BUREAUS AND DIVISIONS OF THE TREASURY            DEPARTMENT TO THE NAVY DEPARTMENT. 1883. 69pp. 13.80
L.        Kimball, Sumner I., ORGANIZATION AND METHODS- U. S. LIFE-SAVING SERVICE. 1890. 33pp. $6.60
M.       O'Connor, William D., THE U. S. LIFE-SAVING SERVICE. 1889. 19pp. $3.80

           [complete set of 13 publications] Spiral-bound photocopy $45.

26302t. na. REGISTER OF THE OFFICERS AND VESSELS AND STATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD. January 1, 1918. GPO. 1918. 89p. (Spiral bound photocopy $18.80. )

26302g. na. REGISTER OF THE COMMISSIONED AND WARRANT OFFICERS AND CADETS, AND SHIPS AND STATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD. January 1, 1928. GPO. 1928. 144p. (Spiral bound photocopy $29.80. )

26302f. na. REGISTER OF THE COMMISSIONED AND WARRANT OFFICERS AND CADETS, AND SHIPS AND STATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD. January 1, 1932. GPO. 1932. 139p. (Spiral bound photocopy $28.80. )

 

 

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