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We are continually acquiring wonderful and rare  original antiques and implements US Light-House Establishment, Life-Saving Service, Revenue Cutter Service and U.S. Coast Guard. Below are photos and information. Inquiries welcomed.

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  20209d. Webber, Bernard C., CHATHAM “The Lifeboatmen”. Orleans , Mass. 1985. 1st. 128p. Illustrated with numerous photographs. Late in February 1952, a northeaster swept New England with bitter cold, snow and gale force winds. East of Chatham 70-knot winds and 60-foot seas battered merchant vessels as the tankers SS Fort Mercer and SS Pendleton met the full force of the storm. They both broke in two on the morning of February 19th with 84 half-frozen men marooned on the battered hulks. The story of how these men were rescued is retold even today. In the days following the ordeal, twenty-one Coast Guardsmen would be decorated. The men who ventured into 60-foot seas in the little 36-foot CG36500 motor lifeboat to rescue the tanker crews showed what heroism really is. How this all came about, and the story of life at Cape Cod small boat stations in the 1950’s, is a tale well worth reading and a tribute to Coast Guardsmen everywhere.  Wonderful reading. (M).  $44.95.

Special numbered edition with actual wood piece from MLB CG-36500.  $59.95. 

20212. na. RESCUE CG36500. Orleans. 1985. Soft wraps. 48p. Illustrated with over 40 photographs. A collection of stories, photographs and illustrations detailing the career of CG36500 and the famous rescue of thirty-two men from a broken tanker on the night of February 8, 1952 off Chatham, Massachusetts. The information is gleaned from official Coast Guard reports, local news stories and the men who braved the seas that night themselves. Thirty years after the rescue, the boat was saved from oblivion and completely restored by volunteers of the Orleans Historical Society and still proudly plies Cape Cod waters as a museum dedicated to the memory of life-savers of the United States Coast Guard. (M). $19.95.

17144a. Badgley, John. Frigate Men - Life on Coast Guard Frigate U.S.S. Bisbee, PF-46 During World War II. Published by John Badgley, 2007. 224p. Soft wraps. A true account of the life of United States Coast Guard sailors on board a fighting frigate during World War II; the humor, pathos, heroism and significance of one small ship in the United States naval armada of 1944. John Badgley (1922 – 2014) was a California architect. He was also a life-long sailor, marine enthusiast, historian and ecologist. After officer training at the US Coast Guard Academy, where he raced Star boats and served before the mast on the square rigged ship DANMARK, he joined the crew of USS BISBEE (PF-46) serving in 45 campaigns in the south and north Pacific during WWII. USS Bisbee was awarded 5 battle stars in 3 major theaters of operation. At wars end he was assigned to Admiral Chester Nimitz, Commander Eastern Sea Frontier, in charge of Air Sea Rescue Operations coordinating Atlantic traffic during the return of US forces from Europe. With declassification of the ship's log, now the true story is being told." Illustrated with 38 graphite sketches & watercolors by the author, as well as 20 wartime photographs. A brisk and entertaining read. (M). $29.95. (x)

 

 

We have purchased the publisher’s last remaining stock of this title. There will be no more after these have sold.

6275s. Ralph Shanks, Wick York, Lisa Woo Shanks, editor. THE U. S. LIFE-SAVING SERVICE - HEROES, RESCUES AND ARCHITECTURE OF THE EARLY COAST GUARD. 1996. Petaluma , CA. 262p. Winner of the first Foundation for Coast Guard History Award for Best Book on Coast Guard History, this long heralded work by Ralph Shanks and Wick York is once again available. Filling a longtime void in the chronicles of the Life-Saving Service, this book is the result of two decades of research by these highly respected maritime historians. In 272 large format pages, the authors present unforgettable stories of the surfmen and their unsurpassed bravery. Unique to this work is the authors coverage of the architecture of each of the stations across the country. Using over 400 rare photos from the Library of Congress and other historic sources, the authors provide a station by station look at the architectural features that make them such a unique and unforgettable piece of our history. Considered the best reference on the U.S. Life Saving Service on the market. (M).   Softcover $29.95 while they last. 

United States Coast Guard. ANNUAL REPORTS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD. GPO. Gilt embossed blue government wraps. Reports include extensive details of operations and of rescues throughout the year. Also details personnel, construction and repairs of stations and equipment, rescues and assistance rendered, station listings, loss of life, evaluation of new equipment, ice patrol, promotions, new vessels, the Academy, the Blue Anchor Society [aid for the shipwrecked], awards of medals, report of Board on Life-Saving Appliances, and much more. Quite detailed, exceptionally difficult to find. Each overall clean, tight, only very light wear to wraps.

95501i. ANNUAL REPORT OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1916. GPO. 1916. 299p. Clean, bright. (VG+). $88.

98340f. ANNUAL REPORT OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1917. GPO. 1917. 308p. Light soiling, spotting to wraps. (VG). $78.

95502g. ANNUAL REPORT OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1920. GPO. 1920. 429p. Clean, only light wear. (VG+). $88.

20294c. ANNUAL REPORT OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1921. GPO. 1921. 260p. Clean, only light wear. (VG+). $88.

6114e. David, Evan J., OUR COAST GUARD - High Adventure with the Watchers of Our Shores. NY. 1937. 298pp. DJ. Combines true, dramatic stories of Coast Guard rescues with interesting accounts of the function and duties of various branches of the service. Includes early air operations as well as beach patrol with rescues, ice patrol and smuggling interdiction. Quite clean, tight, nice copy in edge-worn dj. (VG+). $44.

 

29344f. U. S. Coast Guard Sword Letter Opener. c.1950-80. Attractive solid cast metal letter opener in the form of a Coast Guard sword with sword knot and removable scabbard resembles nicely the actual dress sword. Hilt is beautifully marked with cast “USCG”. Attractive opener measures 9 ½” long and is of metal, with nicely made matching scabbard. Perfect for your Coast Guardsman’s desk. Only very light wear to scabbard. (VG+). $144.

 

1709. (lot 11 photos) U.S. Revenue Cutter / Coast Guard Cutter Seneca c.1910-1920. Nice early collection of early photographs of the cutter and crewmen, some in humerous poses. Included are six scrapbook pages (11 3/8" x 6 15/16") with 11 photographs adhered. The largest photograph is approximately 6 ¼” x 3 7/8" and is labeled "Infantry Drill" U.S.S. Seneca. The USRC Seneca was commissioned for the principal mission of locating and destroying abandoned shipwrecks that were still afloat and were a menace to navigation. She was designed with excellent sea-keeping qualities, a long cruising range, good towing capabilities, and by necessity the capacity to store a large amount of munitions. This is a great look into the life on a cutter at sea in the Revenue Cutter Service or very early Coast Guard. Can’t be sure of the exact date. (VG+). $78.

14305b. (photo) Crew U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Dexter After Sinking Schooner “I’m Alone” c.1929. Clear close press photo shows great detail as the gun crew pose on deck in front of the gun that sank the schooner “I’m Alone” after a spirited chase off the New Orleans Bar. The Dexter was forced to fire on the schooner “I’m Alone” when their captain refused to surrender or allow the cutter’s officer to board and search the vessel. The “I’m Alone” was a notorious smuggling vessel, having been engaged in smuggling liquor into the United States for several years. Until the latter part of 1928, the I’m Alone operated on the New England Coast and had caused the Coast Guard forces a great deal of trouble. The commanding officer of the Dexter spoke to the master of the I’m Alone through a megaphone and informed him that the I’m Alone would be sunk unless it obeyed the command to stop. Warning shots were fired ahead and when the vessel did not stop, the Dexter fired through the riggings and later put a dozen shots into the hull of the I’m Alone. The sea was too rough to permit the I’m Alone to be boarded and seized by force and the furthermore the master of the I’m Alone waved a revolver in a threatening manner indicating that he would resist forcibly any attempt to board his vessel. The I’m Alone sank at 9:05 a.m. on March 22. The Coast Guard vessels picked up the members of the crew of the I’m Alone with the exception of one person who was drowned. When the body of this seaman was taken from the water, the members of the Coast Guard worked more than two and one-half hours in an attempt to resuscitate him but without avail. Measures 8” x 10”. Dated April 13, 1929. One chipped corner. Includes description on back. (VG+). $56.

14305a. (photo) Crew U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Dexter After Sinking Schooner “I’m Alone” c.1929. Clear close press photo shows great detail as the Chief Engineer and crew pose on deck. The Dexter was forced to fire on the schooner “I’m Alone” when their captain refused to surrender or allow the cutter’s officer to board and search the vessel. The I’m Alone was a notorious smuggling vessel, having been engaged in smuggling liquor into the United States for several years. Until the latter part of 1928, the I’m Alone operated on the New England Coast and had caused the Coast Guard forces a great deal of trouble. The commanding officer of the Dexter spoke to the master of the I’m Alone through a megaphone and informed him that the I’m Alone would be sunk unless it obeyed the command to stop. Warning shots were fired ahead and when the vessel did not stop, the Dexter fired through the riggings and later put a dozen shots into the hull of the I’m Alone. The sea was too rough to permit the I’m Alone to be boarded and seized by force and the furthermore the master of the I’m Alone waved a revolver in a threatening manner indicating that he would resist forcibly any attempt to board his vessel. The I’m Alone sank at 9:05 a.m. on March 22. The Coast Guard vessels picked up the members of the crew of the I’m Alone with the exception of one person who was drowned. When the body of this seaman was taken from the water, the members of the Coast Guard worked more than two and one-half hours in an attempt to resuscitate him but without avail. The Dexter’s crewmen shown are all identified on the back. Measures 8” x 10”. Includes description on back. (VG+). $56. (x)

1705. (belt) Leather Belt marked "USCG". Early leather belt measures 1 ¾” wide by 42” long and has brass hook on one end and brass catch from 2-part buckle. Belt is stamped with large 1” letters “U.S.C.G.” on both the inside and the outside. This appears to be made from a Revenue Cutter Service or early Coast Guard undress sword belt (with half of the 2-part buckle) and may have been used to replace a lost or damaged belt on the Keeper’s haversack. One tear, well worn but still intact and fairly supple. A rare artifact. (G+). $86.

16246. Ships Bills & Routine. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Yamacraw c.1930’s. 22p. Post bound, soft wraps. Signed in pencil on cover John Rountree, Lieut. (USCG) Executive (Officer). LeRoy Reinburg, Commander, John Rountree, Executive Officer. Original working document lists table of organization, division assignments with crew names penciled in. Signature on cover of Lt. Rountree, U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Yamacraw [1909-1937]. The Yamacraw, a steel-hulled "First Class Cruising Cutter," was built by the New York Shipbuilding Company of Camden, New Jersey. She was launched on 24 October 1908 and the new cutter entered commissioned service on 17 May 1909. Her homeport was Savannah. She took an active part in the Coast Guard's enforcement efforts along the southeastern coast. During the next few years, she destroyed derelicts and other hazards to navigation, patrolled regattas and other nautical races, enforced customs laws, carried out special duties as required, sailed on winter cruises each year, and participated in search and rescue operations when needed. After the start of World War I, she was ordered to enforce neutrality laws. Tragedy struck Yamacraw on the night of 3 March 1917 in an attempt to rescue the crew of the American steamship Louisiana, with the loss of ten men. The original report published in the 1917 Annual Report of the United States Coast Guard (Washington: GPO, 1917, pp. 28-31) described what happened that night. The Yamacraw was decommissioned on 11 December 1937 at Curtis Bay, Maryland. Pages are age toned, covers with some edge wear, soiling and rubbing. Rare early Ship’s Bills. (VG) $124.

1437d. (wool blanket) U.S. Coast Guard Cutter No. 57 [Pamlico ?] c.1940’s. Authentic wool blanket from we believe CG Cutter Pamlico WPR-57. The wool blanket bears a painted “US-CGC  57” near one edge. The body of the blanket is heavy wool, light OD or khaki in color with sewn edges, measuring about 55” by 80”. Body is overall intact but with some fraying to some edges, and a 3” rip, paint spot, etc. Pamlico was designated as WPR-57 and was designed to cruise in inland waters and therefore had an extremely shallow draft. She entered commissioned service on 11 July 1907. Her officers and crew transferred en mass from the cutter Boutwell, after that vessel was slated to be decommissioned later in July. The Pamlico proceeded to her permanent station at New Bern, North Carolina, arriving there on 4 November 1907. During World War II, after the Coast Guard had been transferred to the Navy, Pamlico was assigned to operate under the Assistant Captain of the Port at Morehead City. During her 40 years of service in North Carolina waters, she became something of a fixture to the local population, but by 1946, she was on her last legs. The Coast Guard decommissioned the old cutter on 6 September 1946. A very scarce Coast Guard item. (VG-). $128.

6114d. David, Evan J., OUR COAST GUARD - High Adventure with the Watchers of Our Shores. NY. 1937. 298pp. Inscribed by the author to his brother William [with William’s bookplate] dated September 14, 1937. Combines true, dramatic stories of Coast Guard rescues with interesting accounts of the function and duties of various branches of the service. Includes early air operations as well as beach patrol with rescues, ice patrol and smuggling interdiction. Illustrated with 15 early photos. Quite clean, tight, nice copy. (VG+). $84.

 

1701. Grayson, Matthew S. Lighthouses, Cutters and Lifeboat Stations: Life and Times of Rodger D. Dewey, BMCM 28 years in the United States Coast Guard. 2016. 38p. Soft wraps. Follow the twenty-eight years of service and memories of Rodger D. Dewey, who would retire as a master chief boatswain’s mate E-9. As a young man from Denver, Colorado, seventeen-year-old Dewey joined the United States Coast Guard in 1948 and made the Coast Guard his life. Follow the training, lessons learned, funny stories, and a true love of being a shallow-water sailor. His duty stations included Humboldt Bay LBS, St. George Reef LH, San Luis Obispo LH, Marshall Islands, Pt. Reyes LBS. Cutter assignments included CGC Gresham, Taney, Escanaba, Cahoone, Active, Point Chico, Point Sal. Rather short but interesting account. (M). $21.99. 

16214. U.S. Coast Guard. The Bug. Coast Guard Radio School. Atlantic City Training Station. April 1944. 28p. Soft wraps. An interesting WWII United States Coast Guard periodical published by and for the Radio School with numerous articles, news reports, sports updates, non-fiction narratives, Spar news, alumni notes, and of course the “BUG” pin-up-girl, etc. Contents include: Station Briefs, Salerno Nightmare, Eniwetok Was Tough, Kwajalein Coup, Salty Spinglefinger Says, Coast Guard Communications, Radio Gimmicks, Know How of Radio, The Sport Porthole, “BUG” Pin-up-Girl, etc. Measures 8 ½ x 11 inches, stapled binding, illustrated printed wrappers. Faint shelf wear to covers otherwise in very good condition. A rare copy. The periodical ceased with the Nov. 1945 issue. (VG+) $44. 

16217. (photo) Master Chief Boatswain Thomas D McAdams, U.S.  Coast Guard c.1972. Clear, close, original 8” x 10” press photo shows excellent detail of Master Chief Boatswain Thomas D McAdams, U.S.C.G. as his wife adjusts the Coast Guard’s first new boat Coxswain’s insignia. Master Chief Thomas D. McAdams entered the U.S. Coast Guard on 7 December 1950, at Seattle, Washington. He retired on 1 July 1977, while serving as the Officer-in-Charge of the U.S. Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay, Newport, Oregon. According to Coast Guard accounts, “Master Chief McAdams is noted for his seamanship in small boat operations, especially motor lifeboats. His career spanned working with 36-foot and 44-foot motor lifeboats and he helped in the design of the modern 47-foot motor lifeboat. Throughout the Coast Guard, his exploits in the high surf of the Pacific Northwest are legendary. McAdams is one of the few people in the service to receive both the Gold Life Saving Medal and the Coast Guard Medal. He earned the Gold Lifesaving Medal for a case in 1957 at Yaquina Bay in which, McAdams, as the coxswain of a 52-foot motor lifeboat, helped save four people capsized in the surf. At one point, McAdams entered the water to help in the rescue. He earned the Coast Guard Medal for a 1968 case near Umpqua River, Winchester, Oregon, where, as coxswain of a 44-foot motor lifeboat, fighting 35-knot winds and 12-15-foot breakers, he rescued three people.  McAdams also received the Legion of Merit, the Coast Guard Commendation Medal, the Coast Guard Achievement Medal, and Coast Guard Unit Commendation Ribbon. His civilian awards include an Oregon Governors Award, the City of Newport, Oregon, Valor Award and the Newport Chamber of Commerce Award for Civil Action. In 1972 the Commandant of the Coast Guard at that time, Admiral Chester R. Bender, presented him with the first Coxswain's Insignia ever issued, because, as Admiral Bender noted: "[BMCM McAdams] has a tremendous record of rescues and that he truly represents all Coast Guardsmen." BMCM McAdams commanded many of the small boat stations in the Pacific Northwest, including the Coast Guard's Motor Lifeboat School at Cape Disappointment, Ilwaco, Washington, where he wrote the textbook used to train future lifesavers. Master Chief McAdams is surely one of the most famous enlisted person who ever served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He appeared in Life, National Geographic, True and other national publications. He appeared on numerous television programs, including "To Tell The Truth" and the "Who's Who" feature of Charles Kuralt's "On the Road" program.” McAdams used to say that he “was born on a bar during a storm”, resulting in his 26-year career in rescue work. McAdams retired from the Coast Guard in 1977 and later served as an officer in the Newport Volunteer Fire Department. Photo is b/w and includes date and brief description on back. Dated April 7, 1972. Clear, close view, good detail. (VG+). $38.

25345. (stationary) U. S. COAST GUARD LETTER SHEETS. Early c.1916 letter sheet includes early letterhead comprised of Treasury shield with crossed anchors. 7 ½” x 10 ½”. $10 each

SR-531. [paperweight] U.S. Coast Guard Academy c.1950 – 1980’s. Heavy glass paperweight featuring the Coast Guard insignia and “New London, Conn.”. Paperweight measures 3” diameter. Nice desk item. (VG+). $48.

16127d. (photo) United States Coast Guard Horse Patrol, 11th Naval District c.1943. Wonderful clear, close original 8” x 10” official Coast Guard photograph provides a great look at a horse-patrol Coast Guardsman as he scans the ocean for intruders. On July 25, 1942, Coast Guard Headquarters authorized all Naval Districts that were adjacent to the coast to organize a well-armed and maintained beach patrol, with proper communication equipment to relay messages. Normal foot patrol procedures required men to travel in pairs, armed with rifles, or sidearms and flare pistols. In 1942, the Coast Guard recognized that the use of dogs, with their keen sense of smell and their ability to be trained for guard duty, would help enhance the patrols. The first dog patrols began at Brigantine Park , N.J. , in August 1942 and were so successful, that within a year, the animals and their handlers were on duty in all the districts. Dog patrols were usually conducted at night and consisted of a dog and dog handler. With thousands of miles of coastline to protect, horses were added patrols were put into action in many places. Clear and close view. Not dated. WWII era. Great view. (VG+). $38.

27314e. U.S. Coast Guard “U.S.C.G.” Branding Iron. Rare early branding iron was used to mark wooden items including oars, blocks, quoins and other wooden items. Head measures about 1” x 3 3/8” with ½” letters “U.S.C.G.”. Overall length including handle is 21 ¾”. These branding irons were first issued in 1915 when the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service and the U.S. Life-Saving Service were merged to become the Coast Guard, and were used to re-mark existing equipment already in use by both organizations and newly acquired equipment up into the 1950’s or later. An exceptional rare item. (VG+). $675.

 

8297g. United States Coast Guard [Lyle] Gunner’s Haversack with Belt. Front flap and belt are both embossed: “ U. S. C. G.” Leather haversack was intended to be used by the keeper for carrying cartridges, friction primers, lanyard, priming wire, and combination level for the Lyle gun. The haversack is made completely of leather with a tongue to fasten the flap and lops for reception of waist belt. Sheaths were sewn to each corner for priming wires. On the inside end is a pocket for the combination octant (level). Haversack dates from early Coast Guard years and is identical to that used by the Life-Saving Service as designed and described by David Lyle in his 1877 report. These are exceptionally scarce and simply a must if you have a Lyle gun or to complete your exhibit. Approx. 8” high x 10” wide x 3 ½” deep. Belt measures 1 ¾” wide by 28” long. Unfortunately, the condition of this haversack is poor. Two side seams on each side have come loose, and the left side of the flap has been chewed by mice, with some leather missing. The tongue to fasten the flap is missing as well. The belt is missing about two feet of the point end. Buckle and marking is well intact. Still this is a good item if you don’t have a Coast Guard haversack in your collection as they are extremely rare. Also great as a pattern to make your own haversack. (P). $695. (would normally sell for $2,200 or more)

6277. U. S. Coast Guard. COAST GUARD HISTORY. CG-213. 1958-75 various editions available. 32-38p. Soft wraps. A brief look at the history of the Coast Guard, from its beginnings as the Revenue Marine to its many other duties added throughout the years. (VG). $4.

5500g. United States Coast Guard. ANNUAL REPORT OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1915. GPO. 1915. 310p. Gilt embossed blue government wraps. First Annual Report for the newly formed Coast Guard, formed by the merging of the Life-Saving Service and Revenue Cutter Service  on January 29, 1915, and listing Sumner I Kimball as the Coast Guard General Superintendent. Includes extensive details of operations and of rescues throughout the year. Also details personnel, construction and repairs of stations and equipment, rescues and assistance rendered, station listing, loss of life, evaluation of new equipment, ice patrol, promotions, new vessels, the Academy, the Blue Anchor Society [aid for the shipwrecked], awards of medals, report of Board on Life-Saving Appliances, and much more. Quite detailed, exceptionally difficult to find. Overall clean, tight, only very light wear to wraps. (VG+). $118.

6123i. Meek, S. P. SURFMAN - THE ADVENTURES OF A COAST GUARD DOG. NY. 1950. 267pp. 12MO. DJ. Having visited and lived at Coast Guard stations throughout the country, the author picked the Outer Banks of North Carolina to base this fictional account of the story of the Coast Guard. Drawing on events from the Outer Banks , Cape Cod, Long Island as well as many other areas the author builds characters based on the exploits of many and weaves an interesting tale, aimed at youthful and adult readers alike. Light wear, contents clean, owner’s pencil inscription, in moderately worn dj. A difficult to find title. (VG+). $28.

9300b. Noble, Dennis. THE COAST GUARD IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. USCG Bicentennial Publication. Wash. c.1988. 18pp. Soft Wraps. Tremendous overview of the life and work of the men of the Coast Guard dating back to the 1700’s when the Revenue Cutter Service and Lighthouse Establishment, and later the U. S. Life-Saving Service protected our coastline. Well illustrated with 22 wonderful large format early photographs including Light Vessel No. 88 in drydock, lighthouse and Life-Saving keepers and personnel, Umatilla Lightship No. 513, Neah Bay Life-Saving Station, crew men from the U.S.R.C. Rush, and more. A most interesting pamphlet. Clean, tight. (VG). $12.

6165e. Meier, Frank. HURRICANE WARNING - Notable Storms Involving Sailing Ships on Our Sea Coasts and Great Lakes . NY. 1947. 254pp. DJ. Overall clean, tight, in portion of the tattered dust wrap. An exciting collection of true stories of some of the mightiest storms which have swept our sea coasts and Great Lakes . Includes the “ Portland ” storm of 1898, the blizzard of 1888, storms off the Hatteras Shoals, castaways on Lake Huron, the wreck of the Strathblane off the coast of Washington , as well as many others that caused great wrecks and affected our coasts. Illustrated with photographs. (VG). $18.

16127e,f,g. (lot 3 photos) United States Coast Guard Horse Patrol, 11th Naval District c.1943. Wonderful lot of three clear, close original 8” x 10” official Coast Guard photographs provide a loon at the life of the Coast Guard horse patrols along the coast. On July 25, 1942, Coast Guard Headquarters authorized all Naval Districts that were adjacent to the coast to organize a well-armed and maintained beach patrol, with proper communication equipment to relay messages. Normal foot patrol procedures required men to travel in pairs, armed with rifles, or sidearms and flare pistols. In 1942, the Coast Guard recognized that the use of dogs, with their keen sense of smell and their ability to be trained for guard duty, would help enhance the patrols. The first dog patrols began at Brigantine Park , N.J. , in August 1942 and were so successful, that within a year, the animals and their handlers were on duty in all the districts. Dog patrols were usually conducted at night and consisted of a dog and dog handler. With thousands of miles of coastline to protect, horses were added patrols were put into action in many places. Clear and close views. Not dated. WWII era. Great view. (VG+). $88.

16184. (bumper sticker) Small Service. Big Job. The Coast Guard. 3” x 12”. Estate find. New old stock. Two shown above. $1 each. 

SR-487. (framed photo) U.S. Coast Guard Helo Operations Training. Clear, close, original 9” x 12” color photo mated and framed to 14 ¾” x  17 ½”. Possibly an  official Coast Guard photo although not so marked, showing excellent detail of Motor Lifeboat CG-43372 as helicopter prepares to hoist a man in training.  Superb clear, close view, great detail. Not dated. Light soil, needs light cleaning. (VG+). $26.

16163. (photo) U.S. Coast Guard Station, Oswego, NY c.1916. Great image shows Ford Model T in front of the Coast Guard station at Oswego, New York on Lake Ontario. To the left is the 1875-Type station with clipped gable built in 1876. The sign on the gable reads “U.S. Coast Guard Oswego Station”. To the right can be seen the corner of the newer Chatham-Type station built in 1915. 3 ½” x 4 ½”. Nice early view. (VG+). $24.

 

16220. Morrison, James. Alcohol, Boat Chases, and Shootouts!: How the U.S. Coast Guard and Customs Fought Rum Smugglers and Pirates. Part I 1919-1924. Royal Exchange Publications. 2008. 329p. Soft wraps. A true story of rum smugglers, gangsters, pirates, and the Coast Guard's effort to stop them, with a bit of the boat chases, corrupt politicians, conspiracies, violence, and drunken sailors that prevailed during the time. In the 1920s, when transporting and selling alcohol was mostly illegal, brave men went to sea in an effort to stop rum smugglers and pirates. The effort proved far more challenging than anyone could imagine. The author spent two years sifting through microfilm and government documents to piece together this epic story, buried by the sands of time. Amazingly, these true stories of sea battles and chases are not from 200 years ago--they are from the 20th Century! Alcohol, Boat Chases, and Shootouts tells the real stories of how the Coast Guard, Customs, Prohibition agents, and police attempted to enforce Prohibition on the water. Good information too about the Coast Guard equipment, stations and operations of the day. (M). Published at $29. Our price $22.95. (w)

 

Just in time for the movie release The Finest Hours: 

1602. Webber, Bernie. Into a Raging Sea : My Life and the Pendleton Rescue. 2016. On Cape Publications. 172p. Soft wraps. Into A Raging Sea features the riveting, firsthand account of what is widely regarded as the greatest small-boat rescue in Coast Guard history, told by BM1 Bernie Webber. Webber and his crew were awarded the prestigious Gold Lifesaving medal for the miraculous rescue of thirty-two men off the stern of the SS Pendleton with a thirty-six-foot motor lifeboat, in nighttime blizzard conditions, with seas surpassing sixty feet. Made more famous in the recently released book and movie The Finest Hours, the rescue of 32 sailors from the sinking ship caught in a ferocious winter storm is a dramatic tale, but what made this mission so special is that the boat Webber skippered that terrible night was a mere 36 feet in length and the waves were almost twice that size! In Into A Raging Sea, Bernie tells that story, but the book is so much more than that. In these pages you'll read about rescue attempts that did not turn out well, stories of fishermen from a time long past, rescues done with the by-gone technique of the "breeches buoy," humorous anecdotes, and what Cape Cod and its people meant to Bernie. Into a Raging Sea is a story of sacrifice, bravery, disappointment, and challenges. And in the background of Bernie's journey is one constant, the sea. Forward by Michael J. Tougias. (M). $15.95. 

1613. Webber, Bernie. Lightships, Lighthouses, and Lifeboat Stations: A Memoir and History. 2015. Universal Publishers. 192p. Soft wraps. Lightships, Lighthouses and Lifeboat Stations is part history book, part memoir, written by Bernie Webber, recipient of the Coast Guard's highest award, the Gold Life-saving Medal, and one of the heros of the Disney movie The Finest Hours (released January 29, 2016). The manuscript for this book was written by Webber but not published before he passed away. Now his daughter with the help of writer Michael Tougias have published this his second book. While the public will recognize Webber's name from the movie and the bestselling book by the same name, few people know that during his lengthy Coast Guard career he served on lightships in addition to lifeboat stations (small boat rescue stations) and lighthouses. Webber poses the following question: "How did the lightship men cope with the isolation, constant loneliness, boredom, fear, or just sheer terror? All were part of life on board a lightship. Rough seas tossed the ship about, rearing up and down on the anchor chain. This was a world of isolation, noise from operating machinery, and blasts from the powerful foghorn that went on for hours, sometimes days, at a time." Webber answers that question in this book, drawing on a combination of personal experience and meticulous historical research. Discussions of men going mad, lightships being run down by larger ships, anchor chains breaking, and lightships cast upon shoals are offset by humorous stories and the author's reflections on his best days at sea. Webber also explains some of the heroic actions of a few lightship men over the years, and points out that they received no recognition at the time. The isolation these men faced was intense, but they learned to make do with what they had. Fourteen historic photos are included, as well as a Foreword by Michael Tougias. A most interesting and deserved further look into Bernie Webber’s life and career. (M). $25.95.

Note: I particularly enjoyed Webber’s accounts of life as a young Coast Guardsman, working with the Keepers from the old Lighthouse Service at Highland and Gay Head lights, and at Nauset and Gay Head Lifeboat Stations. 

 

1607. (plan copy set) U. S. Coast Guard. PLANS FOR 36’ MOTOR LIFEBOAT TYPE “T” 36’ 6”.  6 sheets. 1929 – 1945. (Please inquire) 

1608 . (plan copy set) U. S. Coast Guard. PLANS FOR 36’ MOTOR LIFEBOAT TYPE “TR” 36’ 8”.  7 sheets. 1932 – 1938. (Please inquire)

1609. (plan copy set) U. S. Coast Guard. PLANS FOR 36’ MOTOR LIFEBOAT TYPE “TRS” 36’ 8”.  13 sheets. 1939 – 1957. (Please inquire)

16158. (lot 11 photos) U.S. Coast Guard Engine School and Repair Base, Norfolk, Virginia c.1936. George K. Harding from Chatham on Cape Cod served in the Coast Guard as an engineman from 1926 until 1943. He served at a number of stations including Chatham, Monomoy, Wood End, etc. In 1936 he graduated from the Gasoline and Diesel Engine Course. This lot includes his graduating class photo, along with 10 professional 6 ½” x 8 ½” photos of the interiors and exterior of the Engine School, machine shops, testing areas, mess hall, classroom as well as cutters and patrol boats at the piers. Great detailed views. (VG+). $88.

24102k. United States Life Saving Service / Coast Guard Beach Apparatus Hawser Cutter. After a shipwrecked crew was landed from a stranded vessel, it would be necessary to release the large hawser from the vessel so that it could be used again. In this case, the hawser cutter would be used. The cutter is hinged and would be closed around the hawser with the white painted end on the inshore side. The whip was then tied to the cutter and with it pulled back toward the wreck. Once as close to the wreck as possible, the hauling in whip would be pulled, closing the knives in the cutter and severing the hawser. The hawser, cutter and whips could then be pulled ashore. Cutter is in wonderful condition, with original two-color finish still visible although well worn, complete with original operating ropes. Knives intact, includes hand forged locking pin. Unit is in good working order. Unit is not marked (many were not). This is an extremely difficult to find piece from the beach apparatus cart. Condition is very good and this will make an important addition to your collection. Exceptionally scarce, and simply a must if you have a Lyle gun or beach apparatus, or to complete your collection or exhibit. Because we purchased this “right”, we are offering it at a greatly reduced price. (VG-). (Regularly $1,495 - $1,695.) Sale price $1,095. (no discounts may be applied). 

24102J. United States Life Saving Service / Coast Guard Beach Apparatus Hawser Cutter. After a shipwrecked crew was landed from a stranded vessel, it would be necessary to release the large hawser from the vessel so that it could be used again. In this case, the hawser cutter would be used. The cutter is hinged and would be closed around the hawser with the white painted end on the inshore side. The whip was then tied to the cutter and with it pulled back toward the wreck. Once as close to the wreck as possible, the hauling in whip would be pulled, closing the knives in the cutter and severing the hawser. The hawser, cutter and whips could then be pulled ashore. Cutter is in wonderful condition, with original two-color finish still visible although well worn, complete with 3 of the 4 original operating ropes. Knives intact, includes hand forged locking pin. Unit is in good working order. Unit is not marked (many were not). This is an extremely difficult to find piece from the beach apparatus cart. Condition is very good and this will make an important addition to your collection. Exceptionally scarce, and simply a must if you have a Lyle gun or beach apparatus, or to complete your collection or exhibit. Because we purchased this “right”, we are offering it at a greatly reduced price. (VG-). (Regularly $1,495 - $1,695.) Sale price $1,045. (no discounts may be applied). 

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11281. na. History of Beach Patrol – 13th Naval District. United States Coast Guard. War Diary Office. nd. c.1944. 101 p. A photocopy of a typed manuscript, with illustrations, detailing the history of beach patrols on the Oregon and Washington coasts during the Second World War. On July 25, 1942, Coast Guard Headquarters authorized all Naval Districts that were adjacent to the coast to organize a well-armed and maintained beach patrol, with proper communication equipment to relay messages. Normal foot patrol procedures required men to travel in pairs, armed with rifles, or sidearms and flare pistols. In 1942, the Coast Guard recognized that the use of dogs, with their keen sense of smell and their ability to be trained for guard duty, would help enhance the patrols. The first dog patrols began at Brigantine Park , N.J. , in August 1942 and were so successful, that within a year, the animals and their handlers were on duty in all the districts. Dog patrols were usually conducted at night and consisted of a dog and dog handler. With thousands of miles of coastline to protect, horses were added patrols were put into action in many places. These “sailors on horseback” now receive long overdue credit for a job well done. Extremely detailed, includes the coast lookouts that preceded beach patrols, control stations, dog patrols, horse patrols, communications, morale, Medical Department, the beach patrol in action, and more. This manuscript was never officially published and no library holdings were located. Great reading and a valuable reference. (VG). (Spiral Bound Photocopy $21.)

 

16125. na. Salute BiCentennial – Remembering the United States Coast Guard 1790-1990. Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival, Inc. 1989. 12p. Short historical accounts depicting the Coast Guard’s founding and its history in Grand Haven. Some good images of early photos and antiques of the three services that became today’s Coast Guard. (VG+). $20.

 

16147. (document) Senator John F. Kennedy re. Manomet Point Coast Guard Station c.1955. Rare typed letter signed by then Senator John F. Kennedy regarding the disposition of the Manomet Point Coast Guard Station in Massachusetts. We believe 80% that this document is signed in hand (not secretarial or Autopen) by then Senator Kennedy. On 8" x 10 ½”  U.S. Senate letterhead, dated July 1, 1955. Included is the accompanying typed and Kennedy franked (with rubber stamp) Senate envelope. The letter is addressed to James A. Alford and comes to us through the family. The letter advises that the Government is in the process of disposing of the Manomet Point Coast Guard Station, and suggests that Mr. Alford contact the Coast Guard to be considered as a bidder on the property. Mr. Kennedy kindly offers to be of service in the future should it be needed. The letter appears to be signed in hand by Mr Kennedy. His signatures while a Senator are rare, although when he became President his signature became even more rare as, being more pressed for time, he utilized secretaries and Autopen more often. His signature in hand fetches at auction from $250 to $2500 and up, while proven secretarial signatures range from $50 to $250 or so. We have shown this to a major historical auction house who replied: “…It looks like Kennedy's to me, but his signature changed over time. It has the pointed "oh" typical of JFK. The raised - I am not sure what to call it - combination-truncated "dy" does appear on some of his other signatures. The only concern I have is that you can actually read the "K." But, it was early in his career. The signature definitely deteriorates as he becomes more pressed for time.” In very good condition with only light original folds. (VG+). $375.

16129. na. RECRUIT HANDBOOK – U.S. Coast Guard, Alameda, California. nd. c.1960’s. 48p. Soft wraps. Early handbook was issued to Coast Guard recruits in the Forming Company arriving at Government Island, Alameda, California. Filled with information about the training center, proper conduct, rules and military courtesy, equipment, leave, liberty, discipline, general orders, demerits, pay, personal property, security watch, and much more. Rare to find as this booklet was to be passed on to future recruits. Contents overall clean and tight. Wraps lightly soiled, corners worn, a few light folds. (VG). $44.

 

  

13357. (framed photographic portrait) Framed image Coast Guard Surfmen Station #102 Ashbury Park, New Jersey c.1920. 25” x 21” overall. Period photo transfer process on fine stretched linen colloquially called a “mod podge”, wherin a photo sensitive gel was put on a canvas and then the original photo is pressed on the canvas and the image transfers onto the canvas. Collar insignia consist of life-ring with crossed oars with superimposed Coast Guard station number “102”, indicating the Ashbury Park Station in New Jersey. Superb image in wonderful condition, only a few slight scratches to frame. Probably in replacement frame. (VG+). $495. Reduced $425.

 

1677. (lot) Captain of the Port Organization, San Francisco WWII. Interesting lot contains: (1) Original typed manuscript / report consisting of 44 pages (page 1 missing) on the history and organization of the Captain of the Port of the San Francisco area from 1941 through the end of the War. This Coast Guard organization had a wide range of responsibilities including security, vessel control, civilian control, patrol, cargo control and much more. Possibly intended as an official history of the unit. (2) na. Ammunition Handling NAVPERS 16194. GPO. 1945. 256p. Cloth wraps. Marked on front endpaper “Lt. Comdr C.G. Verne Pott, Capt. Of the Port, San Francisco”. Detailed reference includes explosives, Navy gun ammunition, Small Arms, Bomb-type ammunition, Pyrotechnics, Rockets, records and reports, maintainance and salvage, safety, and more. Interesting lot. (VG). $24.

 

1689. (photo) Coast Guard 36-Foot Motor Lifeboat Donated to Columbia River Maritime Museum c.1970. Clear, close original 8” x 10” press photo shows great detail as a crane unloads a Coast Guard 36-foot Motor Lifeboat to be used as a display at the museum. Nice view of boat including helm. Clear and close view. Dated March 4, 1970. Great view. (VG+). $28.

 

1674. (lot) Life-Saving Service – Early Coast Guard Long Island, New York. Very interesting lot from the estate of retired Long Island CWO4 includes 15+ photos, negatives and copy negatives of Long Island Life-Saving Service and early Coast Guard. Includes contact sheet with four Life-Saving scenes, 1920 photo of steamer Lake De Val in distress off Southampton, 5 Montauk Lighthouse negatives, two 44-foot MLB negatives, Shinnecock Light Station negative, copy negatives of ship George P. Hudson on Shinnecock Beach, Potunk Life-Saving Station, Eastport life-saving crew, Floyd Harbor LH, Sea Gate light station, life-saving crew with faking box, and more. Also includes letter and envelope regarding overdue bill for beef addressed to Shinnecock Life-Saving Station c.1904, and Coast Guard photo identification card c.1940’s. Interesting lot. $95.

1268b. na. World War Two -  Reminiscences of Your "Hitch" In the United States Coast Guard. A Pictorial Record of United States Coast Guard Temporary Reserve,Division 5A, First Naval District. Follandbee, Clifton A. (Ed.) Boston. 1946. 96p. Blue cloth wraps with gilt titles and USCG insignia on cover 11 ½” x 9 ¼”. Few of the thousands of civilians who served in the Coast Guard Temporary Reserves realized that they were making an important contribution to United States Naval History. Few photos were made of the beach, boating and shore activities, of rugged winters, lashing storms, man against the elements. Nowhere else exists so complete an account of their important work during the war. Fully illustrated with over 195 photographs of men and division photos, vessels and duties in the Temporary Reserves in the First District in and around Boston, Gloucester and Bourne, Massachusetts. Also photographs of vessels, shore activity, training exercises, work shops and more. In very good condition, contents clean and tight, light wear to wraps. Quite scarce. (VG+). $88.

1242b. (lot semaphore signal training aids, etc.) U.S. Coast Guard / Navy Semaphore Training Aid, Pocket Signal Disc, Instructions for Lookouts c.WWII. Original World War II vintage Coast Guard (and Navy) signalman’s lot includes Semaphore Training Aid, Pocket Signal Disc, Instructions for Lookouts. The Semaphore flag signaling system is a system for conveying information at a distance using an alphabet signaling system based on the waving of a pair of hand-held flags in a particular pattern. The flags are held, arms extended, in various positions representing each of the letters of the alphabet. The pattern resembles a clock face divided into eight positions: up, down, out, high, low, for each of the left and right hands (LH and RH) six letters require the hand to be brought across the body so that both flags are on the same side. This system was used by the Life Saving Service and early Coast Guard for communicating with vessels, and is still used during underway replenishment at sea and is acceptable for emergency communication in daylight or, using lighted wands instead of flags, at night. The pocket signal disk includes international flag codes, numeral pennants, USN special flags & pennants and Morse code. Last copyright date on signal disc is 1942. Items are only lightly used, generally clean, only light age toning. (VG+). Lot $34.

1653. Treasury Department. United States Coast Guard. Personnel Instructions. July 1934. Original cloth post binder. Complete instructions for guidance of Coast Guard personnel relating to personnel of the Coast Guard from enlisted personnel, cadets, officers and Commissioned officers. Includes appointments, promotions, education, retirements, examinations, qualifications, qualifications, advancement, duty assignments, transfers, desertions, and much more. Contents clean and tight, binder aged, light soiling. (VG). $75. 

 

1631. (DVD) The Coast Guard Ships. 1997. A&E Television. The History Channel. The United States Coast Guard has policed the nation's waters since the 1790s. From the first official vessels of the U.S. Government to today's specialized lifesaving craft, the ships of the Guard have played a vital role in maritime history. This in-depth program goes aboard some of the many craft employed by the Coast Guard, from the small boats used for shoreline rescue operations to the deep-sea patrol ships that form the vanguard in America's war against drugs. See dramatic footage of real-life search and rescue operations, and hear incredible stories of life-and-death missions from Coast Guard sailors and officers. And trace the evolution of the Guards' ships from the earliest Revenue Cutters to the myriad vessels of the modern force. Includes great footage of boats and equipment of the Life-Saving Service including video of launchings, etc. Color, DVD-Video. Running time 50 minutes. Lightly viewed. (VG). $18. (only 1 available)

1697. Willoughby, Malcom F. The U.S. Coast Guard In World War II. Naval Institute Press. 2016. 348p. Soft wraps. This intimate view of the U.S. Coast Guard's dramatic World War II record has long been considered a classic. First published in 1957 and out of print for years, the book is now available in paperback. Handsomely illustrated with more than two hundred photographs, the book serves as a unique memento of one of the most illustrious periods in the Coast Guard's two hundred year history. The author offers a story replete with incidents of devotion far beyond the call of duty--daring rescues, adventurous high-sea missions, heroic combat action--to clearly demonstrate the vital role the service played in the Allied war effort. A seasoned World War I veteran who joined the Coast Guard Temporary Reserve in 1942, Malcolm Willoughby has covered every aspect of the Coast Guard's involvement in the war at sea, in the air, and at home. From the invasion of Normandy, where Coast Guardsmen landed thousands of Americans and rescued some 1,500 stranded in the surf, to Guadalcanal, where they rescued three companies of Marines trapped on the beach, this chronicle vividly recounts these well-documented operations and little-known stories of individual triumphs and tragedies as well. (M). $48.95. (x)

 

24353. Planisek, Sandy. RELIVING LIGHTHOUSE MEMORIES 1930’S – 1970’S. GLLKA. 2004. 253 p. Soft wraps.  Seventeen years after the publication of their first book "Living at a lighthouse," in 1987, the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association has published a second book of oral histories of USLHE and USCG keepers and their children titled "Reliving Lighthouse Memories." Profusely illustrated and edited by GLLKA Straits Coordinator Sandy Planisek, the 253-page book features fascinating and insightful stories in the words of those who lived the experiences. Includes memories of a Coast Guard electrician, lighthouse keepers, lighthouse children and more during the difficult period of automation and changing job descriptions.  Highly recommended. (M).    $13.95

24379h. [broadside] Treasury Department. United States Coast Guard. LIFE SAVING SIGNALS AND BREECHES BUOY INSTRUCTIONS - USE OF THE GUN AND ROCKET APPARATUS FOR SAVING LIFE FROM SHIPWRECK. CG-811. c.1967. Effective May 26, 1965. 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”. Only light soiling, a few moisture spots. Overall great for framing. (VG+). $125.

15233. (photo) Coast Guard Tests Electric Controlled Device to Aid in Rescues c.1939. Clear, close original 7” x 9” press photo shows great detail of a “seagoing robot” being tested in San Francisco by the Coast Guard as a possible means of facilitating rescues from stranded ships. It was hoped that the robot could carry lines to vessels beyond the reach of the Lyle gun. Photo is b/w and includes date and credit line or description on back. Dated May 6, 1939. Good detail. Rare view. (VG+). $44.

 

15251. (hat) SOUWESTER Storm Hat. Size Large 7 1/8 – 7 ¼. Fredericks Rubber Company. May or may not be Coast Guard but could be used in your display. Nearly identical to those worn by the Coast Guard on beach patrol in foul weather. Hat is marked “Line Crew”. Includes courderoy ear protection (worn)  and cloth ties, maker’s label on inside. Perfect for your display. (VG). $34.

PA-79. Department of Transportation. U.S. Coast Guard. 41’ UTB Type Manual. COMDTINST M16114.2. GPO. 1980. 90p. Soft wraps. Provides a complete orientation and basic operating information for the 41-foot UTB. The physical characteristics of the boat, its fittings, and outfit list are pictured and described in detail. Thoroughly illustrated. A must for boat owners or researchers. Unused. (F-). $38.

24102i. United States Life Saving Service / Coast Guard Beach Apparatus Hawser Cutter. After a shipwrecked crew was landed from a stranded vessel, it would be necessary to release the large hawser from the vessel so that it could be used again. In this case, the hawser cutter would be used. The cutter is hinged and would be closed around the hawser with the white painted end on the inshore side. The whip was then tied to the cutter and with it pulled back toward the wreck. Once as close to the wreck as possible, the hauling in whip would be pulled, closing the knives in the cutter and severing the hawser. The hawser, cutter and whips could then be pulled ashore. Cutter is in wonderful condition, with original two-color finish still visible although well worn, without original operating ropes. Knives intact, includes locking pin. Unit is in good working order. Unit is not marked (many were not). This is an extremely difficult to find piece from the beach apparatus cart. Condition is very good and this will make an important addition to your collection. Exceptionally scarce, and simply a must if you have a Lyle gun or beach apparatus, or to complete your collection or exhibit. (VG+). $1695.

 

24102h. United States Life Saving Service / Coast Guard Beach Apparatus Hawser Cutter. After a shipwrecked crew was landed from a stranded vessel, it would be necessary to release the large hawser from the vessel so that it could be used again. In this case, the hawser cutter would be used. The cutter is hinged and would be closed around the hawser with the white painted end on the inshore side. The whip was then tied to the cutter and with it pulled back toward the wreck. Once as close to the wreck as possible, the hauling in whip would be pulled, closing the knives in the cutter and severing the hawser. The hawser, cutter and whips could then be pulled ashore. Cutter is in wonderful condition, with original two-color finish still visible and still with original operating ropes. Knives intact, includes locking pin. Unit is in good working order. Cutter is double branded with “USLSS” and with “USCG” over it. This is an extremely difficult to find piece from the beach apparatus cart. Condition is excellent and this will make an important addition to your collection. Exceptionally scarce, and simply a must if you have a Lyle gun or beach apparatus, or to complete your collection or exhibit. (VG+). $1,895.

999. [Coast Guard] U. S. COAST GUARD MAGAZINE Publication of the U. S. Coast Guard. c.1940-1957. Filled with informative notes and articles about the men and stations in all of the districts, including life at some of these remote stations and more. Includes some particularly good notes on the duty, beach patrol, the work of the Spars, rescues, sinking and damage, notes of the districts and more. Illustrated with hundreds of photographs and wartime cartoons. Staple bound, soft wraps, 46 - 80 pages. Have approximately 21 issues dating from September 1940 to July 1957. (VG). @ $14 each.

 

29375b. Kerr, Evor Samuel, Jr., THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD, ITS SHIPS - DUTIES - STATIONS. New York . 3rd ed. 1936. 104pp. 8VO. Owner’s marks include signature of “Ensign William L. Ransom, USCGR 1943”. A very nice, rare, early historical sketch of the history and duties of the Coast Guard. Fairly detailed with descriptions and specifications, and over 120 especially nice, quality photos of ships, stations, beach apparatus, small boats, rescues and early aircraft. Difficult to find. Clean, tight, light wear and sunning to spine. (VG+) $54.

5419-2. 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. 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 Stations including motor lifeboat, Motor S-B Surfboat, Pulling S-B Surfboat, listing of boat equipment, very detailed listings for each type of boat on equipment necessary with both description of equipment and the location of it on the particular boat, gasoline engines for boats, various drills and commands, capsizing and righting drill, management of boats in a surf, the Drogue or drag, boarding a vessel stranded or afloat in a heavy sea, signals for use at wrecks, US Storm Signals (with color plate showing day and night signals), ship and aircraft distress signals, resusitation 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. This Coast Guard manual is identified to E.M. Payne, whose name is stamped on the title page. Black flexible cloth covers, size is 5 1/4 by 7 1/2 inches with post binding. Condition is good, flat, tight, complete, some fading to cover but title in gold on cover still clear, minor fraying and some rubbing to covers. Contents clean, some age toning, tight. Very difficult to find. (VG). $136.

 

11409d. (game) Monopoly - U.S. Coast Guard Edition. By USAopoly. Celebrate over 200 years of military and maritime service in this U.S. Coast Guard edition of the Monopoly game. Buy, sell and trade the U.S. Coast Guard's most prized assets including Diamond Head Lighthouse, USCGC Juniper, and the HH-65 Dolphin in an effort to protect U.S. Homeland Security. Work hard and move up in the ranks by attending the Coast Guard Academy and Training Centers. Game Includes: 6 Collectible pewter tokens: Eagle Tall Ship, Helicopter, Cutter, Anchor, Life Ring, Lighthouse, Game board, Title deed cards, Play money & Banker's tray, 16 "Lucky Bag" cards, 16 "All Hands" cards, 32 Sectors, 12 Districts, Rules, 2 Dice. 2-6 Players Ages 8+. New in sealed box. (M). $134. (only one available)

 

15269. Smith, Bonnie Hurd and Nelson Dionne. U. S. Coast Guard Air Station Salem, Massachusetts: 1935-1970: A Pictorial and Chronological History. Createspace. 2015 118p  Soft wraps. On February 15, 1935, Coast Guard Air Station Salem opened on Winter Island to respond to emergency calls off the Atlantic Coast from as far south as Connecticut and as far north as Halifax. Two years later, the Salem Evening News reported that the air station in 1937 had established one of the most progressive records for flying and participating in mercy errands of any Coast Guard air station in the country. A few years later, during World War II, the men patrolled the coast in search of German U-boats. Until the Air Station closed in 1970 during a Coast Guard consolidation, Air Station Salem played a vital role in Salem and far beyond for thirty-five years. The men bravely saved dozens of lives at sea, and risked their own. Drawing upon the archive of Salem collector Nelson Dionne, this book presents a brief chronological history of Coast Guard Air Station Salem and photographs of its story. Although the station is no longer active, it will always be remembered. So must the men of Coast Guard Air Station Salem who lost their lives in the line of duty. Today the few remaining buildings and the area at Air Station Salem are being improved and restored. (M). $26.

 

1589. Jesson, Jim. Recollections of a World War II Coast Guardsman. 2013. 33p. Soft wraps. A series of short stories recollected by Jim Jesson who served in the US Coast Guard in World War II. These are actual events in Coast Guard history with the dates, places, and statistics recalled to the best of Jim's memory. War II raged across the world, few Americans were aware just how close to our shores the mighty German Navy operated. Later a Boston Detective, Jim Jesson take you back to that time, sharing his insights and experiences in a way that only a WW II veteran can. As German U-boats approached the Atlantic shore of the U.S., they set their sights on civilian and naval vessels alike. As a young man like so many others, Jim Jesson set out to do his part for America. From his first confrontation with a German U-boat as a teenage civilian working on a Boston-based tugboat to a later military service encounter with Germans on Nantucket Island, Jesson carries the reader back to a fearful time in history. Readers will be amazed at the little known heroics of a team of specially trained Police Officers who came face to face with a squad of German SS troops protecting a German communications outpost. Jesson further brings to words the experience of a mere teenager aboard a Mystery Q-ship out in the fierce North Atlantic. The Q-ship was heavily armed with concealed weaponry, acting as a decoy to the merciless enemy. These and other short stories in the book add new insights to the War in New England. (M). $24.

13449b. (cover illustration with article) The Coast Guard – Useful in Peace, Vital in War. Youth’s Companion - American Boy Magazine. March 1941. Wonderful cover illustration includes large photo image of surfman in breeches buoy during drill, and illustration of men in surfboat pulling toward a wreck. Includes lengthy article filled with photo illustrations by Kensil Bell: “Says the U.S. Coast Guard – The Best Defense is a Good Offense.” Great piece for framing. 10” x 13 ½”. Red, black and white. Light wear, a few chips to cover. Full issue. (VG+). $48.

 

 

22197b. [Collection of photos and documents, US Coast Cutters Algonquin, Redwing, Tallapoosa, Unulga, Itasca, Shoshone c. 1920’s & 1930’s.]

Wonderful extensive collection highlight the day to day duties of a Coast Guardsman in the 1920’s. It appears from the photographs that the owner once served aboard the CGC Algonquin in the Northwest, later being transferred to the Shoshone and others. Original album contains over 300 original b/w photographs of Coast Guard vessels, station life, gun drills, action and fires at sea, on leave and much more. Photos are in the 3x3 to 3x5 range and are mounted on album pages from the era. Interesting clear, close views are all in vg or better condition, pages a bit brittle from age but nicely intact.

(22268). In addition the lot includes a wonderful U.S.C.G.C. Algonquin tinted photograph. The Algonquin was commissioned from 1898- 1930. During the early 1920"s she was assigned to the Bering Sea Patrol out of Seattle Washington and Astoria Oregon. The Algonquin was once a vessel of the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service, transferring to the Coast Guard in 1915. The photograph measures 10" X 7" and is framed in in a vintage frame measuring 11 1/2" X 7 1/2". Early color is good, slight crease not to break surface, and very slight staining, no water damage. Identified in l/l corner "U.S.C.G.C. Algonquin June - 5 – 1920".

Additional items in lot include: Cash Pay Receipts; newspaper article describing the successful war patrol of the submarine USS Wahoo; Specimen Examination Manual for Merchant Marine Deck Officer, USCG. 1943; US Coast Guard, Certificate of Discharge to Merchant Seaman, 1951.

This collection was purchased from an estate in Astoria Oregon and is as found and provides a wonderful glimpse into early Coast Guard life. Complete lot of 310 items: $395.

990a. [Coast Guard] Pencil Box. c.1920-30’s. A wonderful artistic child’s cardboard pencil box by American Pencil Company, featuring four very nice illustrations of the early Coast Guard in action. Illustrations include a large cover view of surfmen pulling toward a foundering ship (shown); the bottom with a large view of surfman with beach apparatus and breeches buoy removing sailors from the wreck; and two smaller illustrations include a beach patrolman with lit Coston flare. The box includes a divided top section, still with a child’s pencil and eraser, and a pull out drawer below. Generally clean, the hinged cover hinges have worn but still intact, edge chipping, but is otherwise complete. This pretty display piece measures 11" long by 6" wide and is 1 ½" high. A very rare early Coast Guard collectible.  (VG-). $48.

24353. Planisek, Sandy. RELIVING LIGHTHOUSE MEMORIES 1930’S – 1970’S. GLLKA. 2004. 253 p. Soft wraps.  Seventeen years after the publication of their first book "Living at a lighthouse," in 1987, the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association has published a second book of oral histories of USLHE and USCG keepers and their children titled "Reliving Lighthouse Memories." Profusely illustrated and edited by GLLKA Straits Coordinator Sandy Planisek, the 253-page book features fascinating and insightful stories in the words of those who lived the experiences. Includes memories of a Coast Guard electrician, lighthouse keepers, lighthouse children and more during the difficult period of automation and changing job descriptions.  Highly recommended. (M).    $13.95

 

    

7234h,i,k,L. Flint , Willard. A HISTORY OF  U. S. LIGHTSHIPS. [U. S. Coast Guard Historian’s Office] 1993. 21p. 8VO. Soft wraps. Of the few persons steeped in the knowledge of this little known branch of the Lighthouse Service, Mr. Flint must surely be considered the leader. In the 1980’s Mr. Flint published the definitive historical record of all lightships and stations for the Coast Guard and this wonderful pamphlet stems from that endeavor. Filled with 29 detailed b/w photographs, this booklet chronicles some of the important history, disasters and life aboard these vessels. A great booklet. (VG).  $28. Reduced $22.

14187. (playing cards) USCGC Matagorda (WAVP-373) c.1950’s. Playing cards were probably purchased aboard the ship and are as new, still in original wraping with Internal Revenue stamp, and original box. Cards have photo of the Matagorda. The USS Matagorda (AVP-22/AG-122) was a US Navy Barnegat-class seaplane tender in commission from 1941 to 1946 that saw service in in World War II.. After the war, she was in commission in the United States Coast Guard as the USCGC Matagorda (WAVP-373), later WHEC-373, from 1949 to 1967. Rare momento. (VG+). $18.

SR-522. (lot) U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Lot includes three caps in blue, one with metal “A” insignia, sizes 6 5/8, 7 5/8, and one not marked. Also includes belt buckle with insignia, and three service ribbons/insignia. Lot 7 items. (VG+). $28.

8364c. U. S. Coast Guard Station, Manhattan Beach Training Center throw pillow cover c.1943. This bright cover surely adorned some Coast Guardsman’s mother’s home and is in fine condition. Beautiful bright satin pillow cover fits a sofa pillow and bears the Coast Guard seal, surmounted by “U.S. Coast Guard” banner. Below is a poem entitled “Mother”. Cover is bordered by a bright gold color fringe and would make a most attractive addition to any retired Coast Guardsman’s living room. About 22” square for 16” pillow. Front quite clean and bright, a few spots on back. (VG+). $28.

14230. Williams, Gary. Guardian of Guadalcanal: The World War II Story of Douglas A. Munro, United States Coast Guard. Lakota Press, 2014 . 280p. DJ. Guardian of Guadalcanal is the World War II biographical account of Petty Officer Douglas A. Munro, United States Coast Guard, the Coast Guard’s only Medal of Honor recipient. “Douglas A. Munro, a signalman first class of the United States Coast Guard, died heroically on Guadalcanal September 27, 1942, after succeeding in his assignment, for which he had volunteered, to evacuate a detachment of Marines from a point where enemy opposition developed beyond anticipated dimensions. Munro's final words were "Did they get off?" As World War II approached, Munro left to enlist in the United States Coast Guard in 1939. He had an outstanding record as an enlisted man and was promoted rapidly through the various ratings to a signalman, first class. In the action [where he was killed in action], Munro had already played an important part, since he was in charge of the original detachment of ten boats that had landed the Marines at the scene. He had successfully got them ashore and then had headed his boats back to a previously assigned position. Almost immediately upon his return, he was advised by the officer in charge that conditions had been different than had been anticipated and that it was necessary to evacuate the men immediately. Munro volunteered for the job of heading the boats for the evacuation. In charge of the rescue expedition, he brought the boats in-shore under heavy enemy fire and proceeded to evacuate the men on the beach. When most of them were in the boats, complications arose in evacuating the last men, whom Munro realized would be in the greatest danger. He accordingly so placed himself and his boats that they would serve as cover for the last men to leave. It was thus that he was fatally wounded -- protecting the men after he had evacuated them. He remained conscious sufficiently long only to say four words: "Did they get off?" He died, therefore, with the realization that his mission had succeeded and his final assignment had been carried out.” In addition to the Medal of Honor, Munro was also awarded, posthumously, the Purple Heart Medal, and was eligible for the American Defense Service Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Area Campaign Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal. To this date, Munro is the only Coast Guardsman to have been awarded the Medal of Honor. Written by the acclaimed author of SEAL of Honor, Gary Williams, the full story of Douglas Munro’s life and service has finally been told in it's entirety. Petty Officer Douglas A. Munro truly led by example “…he was courageous, selfless and was only thinking about the mission at hand”. This book is a tribute to Petty Officer Munro and is a worthwhile read. A significant individual in Coast Guard history who should not be forgotten. (M). $29.99. (x)

 

14102. (framed matted photo) U.S. Coast Guard Pilot in Plane c.1930’s. Rare official Coast Guard photo shows close view of pilot in cockpit of Coast Guard plane, possibly a Grumman JF-2 Duck. Photo provides great detail of the cockpit and wing area as the pilot looks on. Photo is superb – clear and close. Large image measures 10 ½” x 13 ½”. Photo has been professionally matted and framed with non-glare glass. Overall 22” x 18”. Superb rare cockpit view. (VG+). $78.

8444. WW II U.S. Coast Guard District Publications 1943-1946. Coast Guard district publications are filled with informative notes and articles about the men and stations, including life at some of these remote stations and more. Includes some particularly good notes on war duty, beach patrol, the work of the Spars, rescues, notes of the district and more. Illustrated with photographs and wartime cartoons. Staple bound, soft wraps. $4 each issue or lot prices available. Available are:

HARPOON [magazine] Publication of the Coast Guard Manhattan Beach Training Center

(1943  19 issues) (1944  22 issues) (1945  14 issues)

 

1431. Anderson, S.E., Clement, L.M., and G.C. Coutouly. Short-Wave Transmitters And Receivers: A Description Of The Development Of A 50 Watt Telephone And Telegraph Transmitter And A Very Sensitive Double Detection Receiver For The United States Coast Guard. Bell Telephone Laboratories. September 1925. 24p. Stapled soft wraps. Detailed descriptions including development, design and operating specifications for this equipment built for the Coast Guard covering the wavelength range between 100 and 200 meters. These radio sets were intended for use on small and medium craft and at stations during a period when communications between units were sorely needed. Good Condition, only light edge wear and toning, name on front cover. (VG). $44.

24379g. [broadside] Treasury Department. United States Coast Guard. LIFE SAVING SIGNALS AND BREECHES BUOY INSTRUCTIONS - USE OF THE GUN AND ROCKET APPARATUS FOR SAVING LIFE FROM SHIPWRECK. CG-811. c.1964. Revised June 1964. 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”. Laminated in period plastic, a few chips to edges, some scuffing, paint spots, etc., but overall great for framing. (VG). $125.

 

 

 

13181. U.S. Coast Guard.  Boat Crew Seamanship Manual; COMDTINST M16114. 44' Motor Life Boat (MLB) and 41' Utility Boat (UTB). 5 July 1985. 676p. Complete manual in 3 ring binder as issued standardizes procedures for boat seamanship and operations and sets standards for qualification of boat crews of 44' Motor Life Boat (MLB) and 41' Utility Boat (UTB). Major subject headings include: Marlinspike Seamanship; Boat Crewmember Duties, Boat Characteristics and Boat Equipment; Survival Equipment; Pyrotechnics; .30 Caliber Shoulder Line Throwing Guns; Firefighting Equipment and Procedures; Small Boat Construction and General Handling Characteristics; Boat Handling; Navigation; Aids to Navigation; Rules of the Road; Towing; Dewatering; Man Overboard; Helicopter Operations; Communications; Search and Rescue; Hypothermia. Thoroughly illustrated. A must for boat owners or researchers. Condition is very good, clean, in period binder. Manual is complete. 6+ lbs item. (VG). $88.

 

13324. Coast Guard's Greatest Lifeboat Rescue. Wooden Boat Magazine. #212 January/February 2010. Excellent detailed article contains 11 detailed photos and seven pages chronicle the single greatest small-boat rescue in the history of the U.S. Coast Guard, and the fate of the CG-36500 in the years following. Includes many details of the rescues of 32 men that February day as well as the work in the following years finding and acquitting the motor lifeboat and the years of restoration work that followed. Well done. Full issue with many interesting articles. (VG+). $24.

 

13325. (photo) U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Chelan. Heroic Lifeboat Crew c.1929. Original c.1929 photo of Lieut. Comdr. John Trebes, Jr., (at left of life buoy) and his men who, in a surfboat, rescued oiler James Posey from the foundering Alloway in the vicinity of the Aleutian Islands, at great peril to themselves. Photo measures 6” x 3 ½” and includes copy of a newspaper article describing the rescue. Clear, close view. (VG+). $44.

7440e,g. Bishop, Eleanor C., PRINTS IN THE SAND - The U. S. Coast Guard Beach Patrol During World War II. Missoula . 1989. 1st. 82p. Soft wraps. Well illustrated with vintage photos. Chronicles the little known group that was the Coast Guard beach patrol. Made up of boys and men from 17 to 73 who protected the borders of the United States from enemy invasion after June 1942. With thousands of miles of coastline to protect, horses and dogs were put into action in many places. These “sailors on horseback” now receive long overdue credit for a job well done. Long out of print, quite difficult to find. Quite interesting. Clean, tight, slight wear. (VG+). $68.

6277. U. S. Coast Guard. COAST GUARD HISTORY. CG-213. 1958-75 various editions available. 32-38p. Soft wraps. A brief look at the history of the Coast Guard, from its beginnings as the Revenue Marine to its many other duties added throughout the years. (VG). $4.

13374. (photo) Presentation of Coast Guard Ensign to Senator Wesley L. Jones Upon His Service of 25 years in Congress c.1924. Clear, close, original 7” x 10” press photos shows excellent detail as the Coast Guard remembers Senator Wesley L. Jones upon his 25 years in Congress, March 4, 1924. Lieutenant S.S. Yeandle, aide to the Commandant, presents the Coast Guard ensign to Senator Jones. Shown also are Admiral F.C. Bullard, Coast Guard Commandant, Senator Dill and others. Photo is b/w and includes date and description on back. Taken on March 4, 1924. Clear, close view, great detail of uniform and ensign. (VG). $46.

 

  

1483. Grohman, Adam M. Sentinels and Saviors of the Sea – A Collection of United States Coast Guard History. Volume 1. Adam Grohman. 2011. 289p. Soft wraps. Autographed by the author. This well done volume provides thirty short histories of the United States Coast Guard. Grohman’s work explores the determination, daring, and dedication to duty of the men and women of the United States Coast Guard and its predecessor services from the earliest days of the nation to present. “From the wartime efforts of Coastguardsmen on the bloody beaches of the Pacific Theatre of Operations and on the high seas battling German U-boats during the Second World War to the heroic efforts of Revenue Cutter Service officers and enlisted men … the service members have been vital to our nation’s military efforts. Incidents recounted in this interesting volume include The February Gale of 1880, U.S.S. Rockford, Siege of Cape Florida Light, Rescue Flotilla One, Loss From Eatons Neck, Signalman First Class Douglas Munro, Manomet Station Loss, Fort Mercer and Pendleton Rescues, Dots & Dashes No More, The Wreck of the #3314, and much more. Other histories included in the book recount rescues along the shores of souls stranded in the surf from a sinking vessel or on the high seas from intrepid flight crews aboard fixed and rotary-wing aircraft. These efforts, usually amidst inclement weather and harrowing conditions serve to highlight the diligent efforts of Coast Guard members to those imperiled by circumstance. In addition, this volume includes a host of archival photographs, copious footnotes, and a detailed source listing for each chapter. Wonderful reading, well done. (M). $16.95. (x)

1468. Grohman, Adam M. Sentinels and Saviors of the Sea – A Collection of United States Coast Guard History. Volume 2. Adam Grohman. 2014. 312p. Soft wraps. Autographed by the author. Like the first, this volume provides thirty more short histories of the United States Coast Guard. Grohman’s work explores the determination, daring, and dedication to duty of the men and women of the United States Coast Guard and its predecessor services from the earliest days of the nation to present. “From the wartime efforts of Coastguardsmen on the bloody beaches of the Pacific Theatre of Operations and on the high seas battling German U-boats during the Second World War to the heroic efforts of Revenue Cutter Service officers and enlisted men in hand-to-hand combat with British forces aboard the bloodied decks of the Revenue Cutter Surveyor in 1813, the service members have been vital to our nation’s military efforts. Other histories included in the book recount rescues along the shores of souls stranded in the surf from a sinking vessel or on the high seas from intrepid flight crews aboard fixed and rotary-wing aircraft. These efforts, usually amidst inclement weather and harrowing conditions serve to highlight the diligent efforts of Coast Guard members to those imperiled by circumstance.” In addition, this volume includes a host of archival photographs, copious footnotes, and a detailed source listing for each chapter. Wonderful reading, well done. (M). $16.95.

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1454. Foley, George F. Jr., Chief, USCG. Sinbad Of The Coast Guard. Flat Hammock Press. 2005. 3rd revised printing. 157p. DJ. Illustrated by George Gray, USCGR with introduction by Mike Walling, author of Bloodstained Sea. This is the true story of Sinbad, the famous mascot of the Coast Guard Cutter Campbell during World War II, whose exploits in his eight years at sea have become legends. His chunky black and white figure is known at a hundred ports, from Greenland where he nearly caused an international incident – to Africa , where he was the guest at a Sultan’s palace. Although famous to thousands of people in many nations, Sinbad was happiest at sea, treading the decks of the sleek Campbell, where he was treated as just another member of the crew. Battles and hurricanes never dulled his love of standing on the heaving deck with spray breaking over his sturdy body. To Coast Guardsmen and sailors all over the world he was a hero and a real salty dog! Appropriately, Sinbad's story was told by a fellow member of the Coast Guard, Chief George F. Foley, Jr., while the fine pictures were drawn by the outstanding Coast Guard Reserve artist, George Gray. Appropriately, Sinbad’s story is told by a fellow member of the Coast Guard. This new edition, the first in 60 years, adds photos of Sinbad, information about the Campbell, and an Introduction by Mike Walling, author of "Bloodstained Sea, the U. S. Coast Guard in the Battle of the Atlantic 1941-1944." (M). $16.95.

 

 

 

8200. (lot) Keeper Abraham A. Jacobs (1865-1930), U. S. Coast Guard Station, Salisbury , Mass. c.1915. Rare lot of documents relate to the career of Abraham A. Jacobs, U. S. Coast Guard during the period 1915 to 1918 and his death in 1930. BM1/c Jacob’s career included Surfman at Salisbury Beach Lifeboat Station, working his way up to No. 1 Surfman and finally as Keeper. Lot includes 11 items as follows. Coast Guard Petty Officer’s Rating as No. 1 surfman dated 1915; Honorable Discharges dated 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918; two large Official Coast Guard envelopes addressed to “Keeper, Coast Guard Station No. 19 (Salisbury Beach); large Official Coast Guard envelope addressed to BM1/c A. A. Jacobs, U.S.C.G. Ret.; Western Union telegram dated October 14, 1930 to his son notifying him that his father (BM1/c A. A. Jacobs) has passed away; Memoriam written by William Hale; obituary published in the Gloucester newspaper. Interesting lot of items, a good addition to your early Coast Guard collection. (VG-).  $128. Reduced to $98. 

13174. Galecki, Bryan. Rum Runners, U-boats, & Hurricanes: The Complete History of the Coast Guard Cutters Bedloe and Jackson. Pine Belt Publishing. 2005. 305p. Soft wraps. Inscribed by author. The fog shrouded night in September 1944, an oceangoing rescue tug and the Coast Guard Cutters Bedloe and Jackson set out to sea from Morehead City, North Carolina, with full crews. The Second World War was coming to an end in the Atlantic, yet trouble could still be found just a few miles offshore. A liberty ship on its maiden voyage, a German U-boat in the wrong place at the right time, and the second worst hurricane of the century led to a desperate three-day struggle for survival, as rescuers unwittingly fell victim. The Bedloe, Jackson, and forty-eight crewmen were never seen again. It was one of the greatest maritime disasters fall upon the Coast Guard during World War II. This epic tale takes the reader full circle from the rum running days of Prohibition’s last moments and beyond, detailing the separate discoveries Bedloe and Jackson and wrecks half a century later. First-hand accounts by survivors reveal painful, and sometimes brutal aspects of their ordeal, while in-depth analysis of obscure technical details show that there was more to this disaster than at first glance. An excellent account of both vessels and the entire fleet of 125 foot patrol boats. Only very lightly used. (VG+). $28.

 

13162. de Quesada, Alejandro. U.S. Coast Guard in World War II. 2010. Osprey. 64p. Soft wraps. Illustrated with period photos and artwork by Stephen Walsh. Noted military author Alex de Quesada reveals much of the history of the U.S. Coast Guard throughout World War II. In particular, he draws attention to the little-known story of how the U.S. Coast Guard operated a number of the landing craft throughout D-Day in 1944 as well as providing crucial anti-U-boat patrols throughout the war years. A number of Coast Guard servicemen were lost in these two campaigns, and their undeniable contribution to the war effort deserves greater recognition. The Coast Guard also provided aviators and gunners to the Merchant Marine and manned Port Security Services. These roles are all fully explained and illustrated with rare photographs and specially commissioned artwork. Chapters include: Introduction, Pre-war Coast Guard, The Coast Guard Auxiliary, The Coast Guard at War, Home Front, The Aleutian Campaign, The Battle of the Atlantic, North Africa and Italy, Normandy invasion, Pacific Theatre: From Pearl Harbor to the Philippines, Victory, Uniforms, Bibliography. Quite interesting. (M). $19.95.

20386. Barnett, J. P., THE LIFESAVING GUNS OF DAVID LYLE. South Bend . 1976. 3rd. 108p. Soft wraps. 3rd. updated edition. This is the definitive reference on this well known backbone of the Life-Saving Service and early Coast Guard – the Lyle Gun. Using early records and searching out makers and specimens, the author presents a most complete account of the manufacture and history of these important tools. Includes Manby mortar, Hunt gun, and numerous civilian guns including Hall’s, Coston, Cunningham’s rockets, Galbraith, General Ordnance, Naval Co., Steward, American Ordinance, Sculler, HTP, and many more. Also includes firing mechanisms, faking equipment, projectiles, octants, powder, performance tests, and more. Filled with vintage photos and diagrams, this is an extremely valuable reference on the subject. (M). $21.50. 

25156c. Beard, Tom [ed]. THE COAST GUARD. Seattle . Foundation for Coast Guard History. 2004. 368 p. Oversize 10 ½” x 14 ½”. From protecting our coastlines and inland waterways, to drug interdiction, combat missions, and its new prominent position as guardian against terrorism as part of the Department of Homeland Security, the United States Coast Guard maintains a constant vigil in the safeguarding of American people, property, and way of life. Its roots stem from the establishment of the Revenue Cutter Service and Lighthouse Establishment in 1790 to regulate and protect commercial shipping as well as carry out maritime search and rescue, and the federalization of volunteer beach life-saving patrols as the Life-Saving Service in 1871. Two of these organizations merged in 1915 to form the Coast Guard. Now, the spirit and essence of the Coast Guard is celebrated for the first time in a definitive, magnificently illustrated, large format book published with the Foundation for Coast Guard History. Written by an outstanding team, including historians and distinguished active and retired officers including two Commandants, The Coast Guard has over 350 pages of riveting and informative text and stories of the "Coast Guard" experience. Essays on the early history of these services, lighthouses, beach patrol, lifeboat rescues, search and rescue, training, aviation, the drug war, and the war on terrorism all have one common focus: the incredibly trained and highly motivated people that make it all work. Filled with stunning full-color and vintage photography and historically inspired paintings and original vintage photographs complement the text. The Coast Guard enables the history of America 's Coast Guard to be cherished permanently in a handsome package that all Coast Guard personnel will be proud to own and—with its unique medallion-inlaid large padded cover—to display. This book will be read again and again by past and present personnel, their families and friends, and the countless others that have been inspired and intrigued by the exploits of the United States Coast Guard. (M). $75.

 

12489. Judd, Ralph. Commander USCG, Retired. The Coast Guard In Film. Trafford Publishing, 2006. Softcover. 324p. Ralph Judd has performed yeoman service by compiling films about the U.S. Coast Guard. His book fills a void in the documented history of the service and shows a side of the service that is rarely seen, particularly in this much detail. Did you know that there was a film in 1918 entitled Activities on the Atlantic Coast, documenting the work of the Lighthouse Service ? Or a film in 1925 on the Life Saving Service titled Rugged Water ? Or how about the three films produced by Edison in the 1890’s about the Life-Saving Service entitled Boat Wagon and Beach Cart, Launch of Surfboat, and Return of Surfboat ? The many films discussed include documentaries, short subjects and Hollywood features. Included are films about progenitors of the service such as the Revenue Cutter Service, the U.S. Lifesaving Service, the U.S. Lighthouse Service, and the U.S. Steamboat lnspectors. Also found are films showing the Coast Guard cooperating with other agencies such as the U.S. Public Health Service, the Bureau of Customs, the Narcotics Bureau, and the Weather Bureau. Some of the documentaries involve all of the U.S. Armed Forces. Even Walt Disney's Pluto and James Bond (Agent 007) get into the act. With each film discussed, the author includes a complete synopsis, cast, credits, critics’ comments, and numerous photos from the film. Any collector or enthusiast will enjoy and profit from this work. Clean, tight. Difficult to find. (VG+). $56.

C11281. na. History of Beach Patrol – 13th Naval District. United States Coast Guard. War Diary Office. nd. c.1944. 101 p. A photocopy of a typed manuscript, with illustrations, detailing the history of beach patrols on the Oregon and Washington coasts during the Second World War. On July 25, 1942, Coast Guard Headquarters authorized all Naval Districts that were adjacent to the coast to organize a well-armed and maintained beach patrol, with proper communication equipment to relay messages. Normal foot patrol procedures required men to travel in pairs, armed with rifles, or sidearms and flare pistols. In 1942, the Coast Guard recognized that the use of dogs, with their keen sense of smell and their ability to be trained for guard duty, would help enhance the patrols. The first dog patrols began at Brigantine Park , N.J. , in August 1942 and were so successful, that within a year, the animals and their handlers were on duty in all the districts. Dog patrols were usually conducted at night and consisted of a dog and dog handler. With thousands of miles of coastline to protect, horses were added patrols were put into action in many places. These “sailors on horseback” now receive long overdue credit for a job well done. Extremely detailed, includes the coast lookouts that preceded beach patrols, control stations, dog patrols, horse patrols, communications, morale, Medical Department, the beach patrol in action, and more. This manuscript was never officially published and no library holdings were located. Great reading and a valuable reference. (VG). (Spiral Bound Photocopy $21.)

 

20386. Barnett, J. P., THE LIFESAVING GUNS OF DAVID LYLE. South Bend . 1976. 3rd. 108p. Soft wraps. 3rd. updated edition. This is the definitive reference on this well known backbone of the Life-Saving Service and early Coast Guard – the Lyle Gun. Using early records and searching out makers and specimens, the author presents a most complete account of the manufacture and history of these important tools. Includes Manby mortar, Hunt gun, and numerous civilian guns including Hall’s, Coston, Cunningham’s rockets, Galbraith, General Ordnance, Naval Co., Steward, American Ordinance, Sculler, HTP, and many more. Also includes firing mechanisms, faking equipment, projectiles, octants, powder, performance tests, and more. Filled with vintage photos and diagrams, this is an extremely valuable reference on the subject. (M). $21.50. 

13101. Smith, Ken. Coast Guard Follies – My Humor in Uniform. Yeoman House. 2007. 96p. Soft wraps. Ken Smith was just a boy of 18 in 1951 when the government asked him to serve. Despite his flat feet, he enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard and began a three-year adventure that took him from the frigid North Atlantic to a tiny atoll in the South Pacific called Ulithi. This book is Smith's fond recollection of his time in the service, when the only dangers came from the push-push girls, the bad decisions of Lt. Lard-Ass and an ungrounded gooseneck lamp. This is a hilarious and heartwarming story that will appeal to all old Coasties and landlubbers alike. Great reading – takes one back for sure. (M). $16.95. (x)

1382. Warner, Jeff. Volume 6: Weapons, Equipment, Insignia: Submarine Service, PT Boats, Coast Guard, other Sea Services. Schiffer. 2008. 341. DJ. Like its predecessors in the series, this book is an epic chronicle of previously unpublished topics, including the uniforms and equipment of the submarine force, PT boat squadrons, mine warfare men, gun crews, signalmen, and more. In addition, never-before addressed subjects including the U.S. Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, Public Health Service, Coast and Geodetic Survey and the Samoan Fita-Fita are examined. Clothing, accoutrements, insignia, small arms, knives, life jackets, novelty items and sweetheart jewelry are all covered. Thoroughly illustrated with over 1,100 fine color and b/w photos and original archival images. (M). $79.95.

 

1343. Workman, Capt. Robert B. Jr. USCG (Ret.), Float Planes And Flying Boats – The U.S. Coast Guard and Early Naval Aviation. Naval Institute Press. 2012. 322p. DJ. With nearly 300 vintage photographs and over 300 pages of text, U.S. Coast Guard aviator Capt. Robert Workman presents a complete picture of naval aviation's rapid development between 1911 and 1938. Frustrated by the lack of information about the Coast Guard's aviation heritage, the author undertook research of his own. The result is this balanced look at early naval aviation that, for the first time, gives full credit to the important contributions made by Coast Guardsmen. He shows that it was thanks to their creativity, skill, and determination, along with efforts by the other sea services, that such great strides were possible. Several chapters are devoted to the inventions of the float plane and flying boat and why the flying boat was considered more seaworthy and reliable. Workman has done a magnificent job chronicling the lives of pioneers and visionaries whose accomplishments led to Coast Guard aviation as we know it today. Well Done! (M).  $41.95.

1369. Kroll, C. Douglas. A Coast Guardsman's History of the U.S. Coast Guard. Naval Institute Press. 2010. 209p. DJ. The author has melded story-telling and the evolution of the Coast Guard in a unique fashion. More a book about Coast Guard heritage than an academic history, this book focuses on a variety of relatively unknown Coast Guardsmen who personify the service’s core values. The author highlights contributions of a variety of individuals, from seamen to admirals on active duty, as well as Reserves, Auxiliary, and civilian members of Team Coast Guard. These heroes, representing a great diversity in age, sex, race, and ethnicity, set an example worthy of emulation and serve as role models for today s Coast Guard men and women. (M). $34.95.

 

12480. Salvadore, Joseph E. and Joan Berkey. U.S. Coast Guard Training Center at Cape May. Arcadia. 2012. 128p. Soft wraps. 180 vintage photographs. Commissioned as Navy Section Base 9 in 1917, the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center at Cape May stands on the site of a former amusement park that bordered the Atlantic Ocean a few miles east of Cape May in southern New Jersey. Dirigibles, submarines, and minesweepers were based here during World War I. Because of its proximity to the ocean and Delaware Bay, the base was used by Coast Guard patrol boats and cutters to chase rumrunners during Prohibition in the 1920s. An airfield was established adjacent to the base in 1926, and in 1940, both combined to become Naval Air Station Cape May. The station protected the coast line from German U-boats during World War II. The Coast Guard took over the facility in 1946, and in 1948, the base became the only recruit training center in the country, today graduating more than 4,000 recruits per year. Through a wealth of vintage photographs, many previously unpublished, and descriptive text, the authors reveal the work and history of this important Coast Guard base. Superb photographs, well worth it for the photos alone. (M). $21.99.

 

27179b. Kroll, C. Douglas. COMMODORE ELLSWORTH P. BERTHOLF – First Commandant of the Coast Guard. Annapolis. 2002. 160p. DJ. Written by a former Coast Guard officer, the book chronicles Bertholf’s colorful early career with the service when he patrolled the vast reaches of the Pacific, enforced maritime laws regulating the fishing, sealing, and whaling industries, participated in daring rescues, and transported Siberian reindeer from Russia to the starving Inuits. When Ellsworth P. Bertholf was court-martialed and dismissed from the Naval Academy for a hazing incident, no one could have predicted his future greatness. But undaunted by his experience at the academy, Bertholf pursued a career in the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service and by 1902 had earned a special Gold Medal of Honor from the U.S. Congress for his role in a dramatic overland relief expedition to Alaska. By 1915 he had bypassed twenty-two officers senior to him to become the first commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard and went on to successfully steer his fledgling service through the trials of World War I. This biography of the man who has been called the savior of the Coast Guard offers a revealing portrait not only of Bertholf but also of the last years of the Revenue Cutter and Life-Saving Services and the early formative years of the Coast Guard. (F). $49.95.

873. Scheina, Robert L., U.S. COAST GUARD CUTTERS & CRAFT 1946-1990. Naval Institute Press. 1990. 227 p. DJ. From 25-foot utility boats to tenders, harbor tugs and 250-foot cutters, more than 1000 vessels are included in this first complete and systematic listing of US Coast Guard vessels since 1964. Includes specifications for each, as well as a service history. An interesting and important reference. Now out of print. (M). $69.95.

  

8151b. REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE UNIFORMS FOR WARRANT OFFICERS AND ENLISTED PERSONS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD - 1916. Wash. GPO. 1916. 27p. with 2 photo plates of ratings. 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. With plates of collar devices and ratings. Original soft cloth wraps, clean, unusually good condition. Very scarce. (VG+). $188 net.

 

28246. SIGNAL BOOK. United States Army. Wash. 1916. 64p. Cloth wraps. 24 Mo. Filled with information on visual signaling including Morse Code, Signaling by Coston lights, flag, torch, lantern, heliograph, Ardois system, semaphore, letter codes, telephone and more. Includes color plates of signals and flags. Clean, crisp. (VG+). $38.

1083. War Department. Small Arms Firing Manual 1913 [corrected to April 15, 1917]. Wash. 268p. Orange Govt. binding 5 ½” x 4 ½”. Covers all manner of information on the care, use and maintenance of small arms in the U.S. military. Includes individual instruction and combat practice, for both rifle and pistol. Contents clean and intact save title page missing, wraps soiled with expected wear. (VG-). $38. Sold.

12221. Glen, Susan L. U.S.C.G. Air Station and Group Astoria. Arcadia. 2012. 128p. Soft wraps. 180 vintage photographs. US Coast Guard Air Station and Group Astoria was established on August 14, 1964, at Tongue Point in Astoria. It is currently located at the Warrenton-Astoria Regional Airport in Warrenton, Oregon. The group includes Air Station Astoria, the Aids to Navigation Team, Station Grays Harbor at Westport, Washington, Station Cape Disappointment in Ilwaco, Washington, and Station Tillamook Bay at Garibaldi, Oregon. They also supply support for the USCG cutter Alert (WMEC-630), USCG cutter Steadfast (WMEC-623), USCG cutter Fir (WLB-213), the National Motor Lifeboat School, the Electronic Support Detachment at Astoria, the Advanced Rescue Swimmer School, the Marine Safety Detachment, and the Advanced Helicopter Rescue School. In August 2011, the unit became USCG Sector Columbia River. Through a wealth of vintage photographs and descriptive text, the author reveals the work and history of this important Coast Guard unit. Superb photographs, well worth it for the photos alone. (M). $21.99.

 

6713. Pearcy, Arthur. U. S. COAST GUARD AIRCRAFT SINCE 1916. Naval Institute Press, Annapolis , MD. 1991. 330p. DJ. A valuable reference, details the aircraft used since the US Coast Guard introduced its air arm in 1916. Includes descriptions of each type accompanied by one or more photographs, designation systems, colors and markings, technical data and serial information. A detailed reference, profusely illustrated. As new. (M). Retail price $48. Our price $32.

 

Early U. S. Coast Guard Publications

      

6259a, b. Noble, Dennis L. and PA3 Kenneth Arborgast. THE COAST GUARD ALONG THE NORTH ATLANTIC COAST . USCG Bicentennial Publication. Wash. c.1988. 24pp. Soft Wraps. Tremendous overview of the life and work of the men of the Coast Guard dating back to the 1700’s when the Revenue Cutter Service and Lighthouse Establishment, and later the U. S. Life-Saving Service protected our coastline. Well illustrated with 35 wonderful large format photographs. A most interesting pamphlet. Clean, tight. (VG).  $19.

20254c. Coast Guard. MOMENTS IN HISTORY. Wash. c.1990. 36p. Soft wraps. Pamphlet contains 18 lovely color reproductions of paintings reflecting famous early Coast Guard moments, by today’s renown artists. Each full page color reproduction includes a full page description of the moment in history that the artist has captured. Important scenes include The Revenue Cutter Eagle Captures The Bon Pere, Cutter Harriet Lane Fires Across The Bow Of The Nashville, Ida Lewis Makes A Rescue At Lime Rock, Pea Island Life-Saving Crew, Lightship Nantucket Sunk By R.M.S. Olympic, and much more. Includes painting by John Witt; Ida Lewis Makes a Rescue at Lime Rock. Nicely done, scarce pamphlet. (VG).  $28.

25189b. Browning, Robert M. Jr., THE EYES AND EARS OF THE CONVOY: Development of the Helicopter as an Anti-Submarine Weapon. Wash. U. S. Coast Guard. 1993. 17p. Soft wraps. The development of the helicopter can be attributed to a few visionary men who foresaw the great potential of this aircraft. During World War II, due to the insistence of several Coast Guard officers, this revolutionary aircraft was developed for war and peacetime uses. Their efforts helped the helicopter to evolve into the machine that is known today. The story of the helicopter, of course, just began for the Coast Guard during World War II. The helicopter would quickly become the backbone of the service's search-and-rescue program. This little known account is well worth reading. Includes many early photos. Cover torn. (G). $12.

8271b. Noble, Dennis. THE BEACH PATROL AND CORSAIR FLEET. USCG. Wash. c.1992. 22pp. Soft Wraps. Tremendous overview of the life and work of the Coast Guard’s lonely beach patrol, and the fleet of reserve vessels that has come to be known as the Corsair Fleet. Well illustrated with 29 wonderful large format photographs. Clean, tight. (VG). $36.

25188b. Price, Scott T. THE U.S. COAST GUARD AT NORMANDY. USCG. Wash. c.1994. 17pp. Soft Wraps. Excellent overview of the landing at Normandy in 1944 and the roll of the Coast Guard both ashore and off shore ferrying men, picking up survivors and shore bombardment. Clean, tight. (VG). $26.

28266. Noble, Dennis L. Alaska and Hawaii – A Brief History of U. S. Coast Guard Operations. Wash. U. S. Coast Guard. 1991. 18p. Soft wraps. Overview of the life and work of the men of the Coast Guard and its predecessors in the last two states to join the Union .  (VG). $22.

7393d,e. Noble, Dennis L. A LEGACY - The United States Life-Saving Service. USCG Bicentennial Publication. Wash. c.1987. 27pp. Soft Wraps. Tremendous overview of the life and work of the members of the U. S. Life-Saving Service. Well illustrated with 26 wonderful large format photographs. Also with a complete listing of Coast Guard small boat rescue stations. A most interesting pamphlet. Clean, tight. (VG).  $16.

23146d. Canney, Donald L. and Barbara Voulgaris, UNIFORMS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD. Wash. U. S. Coast Guard. 1990. 22p. Soft wraps. 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. (VG+).  $44.

     

1090. (photo lot) Collision and Sinking of the Italian Liner Andrea Doria, July 25, 1956. Lot of 15 Associated Press Wire Photos with captions show the Italian liner Andrea Doria and the Stockholm, Coast Guard cutters Evergreen and Campbell sent to the scene, and many of the rescued passengers on board the rescue liner Ile de France, on the Stockholm, and at St. Vincent’s Hospital. 8” x 10” b/w clear, crisp images. Excellent lot. (VG+). $215. Reduced $124.

5600a. Floherty, John J. GUARDSMEN OF THE COAST. New York . 1935. 1st. 100 pp. Ex lib. 4TO. Youths book presenting the work of the Coast Guard. Well illustrated with official photographs including many of beach apparatus including the metallic life-car., breeches buoy operation, surf-boats, etc. Moderate wear though contents clean, tight. Scarce title by this well known author. (G-).  $26

    

793d. Bennett, Robert F. SURFBOATS, ROCKETS, AND CARRONADES. GPO. 1976. 98p. Stiff wraps. Inscribed by the author. Written before the resurgence of interest in the origins of the Life-Saving Service, Surfboats, Rockets, And Carronades  traces the little known origins, successes and failures of the earliest federal efforts in lifesaving along the coasts. During the years from 1848 through 1870 volunteer efforts of private citizens saved countless thousands of lives from shipwreck. To help them, they had only native experience, abundant courage, and some token federal assistance in the form of … SURFBOATS, ROCKETS, AND CARRONADES. This is the story of these first rescue stations and of the later establishment of the Life-Saving Service. Extremely difficult to find. Contents clean, tight, light soiling to wraps, light foxing to end papers. (VG).  $88.

 

  

~ U. S. Coast Guard Academy TIDE RIPS ~

757. United States Coast Guard Academy . TIDE RIPS. New London , Conn. Yearbook of the Classes of the Coast Guard Academy, chronicles in hundreds of photographs and text the life of the Cadets and the work of the Coast Guard. Includes Academy life, the faculty and facilities, biographies of the Cadets, history of the Coast Guard and more. Includes account of cruises including on the Cutter Chase in earlier issues. Wonderful photos of cutters, boats, lighthouses, equipment and drills. All clean, tight. (VG).

~ Purchase 2 or more, deduct 15 % from pricing. ~

757w. United States Coast Guard Academy . TIDE RIPS - The Class of 1932. New London , Conn. 1932. 275p.                                   $48

757g,z. United States Coast Guard Academy . TIDE RIPS - The Class of 1934. New London , Conn. 1934. 242p.                                 $48

757l. United States Coast Guard Academy . TIDE RIPS - The Class of 1948. New London , Conn. 1948. 232p.                                     $42

757m. United States Coast Guard Academy . TIDE RIPS - The Class of 1951. New London , Conn. 1951. 260p.                                  $38

757n. United States Coast Guard Academy . TIDE RIPS - The Class of 1952. New London , Conn. 1952. 286p.                                    $38

757o. United States Coast Guard Academy . TIDE RIPS - The Class of 1953. New London , Conn. 1953. 283p.                                    $38

757p. United States Coast Guard Academy . TIDE RIPS - The Class of 1956. New London , Conn. 1956. 284p.                                    $38

757q. United States Coast Guard Academy . TIDE RIPS - The Class of 1957. New London , Conn. 1957. 277p.                                    $38

757s. United States Coast Guard Academy . TIDE RIPS - The Class of 1967. New London , Conn. 1967. 440p.                                    $32

 

11439. U.S. Coast Guard. Specifications for 80-Foot Patrol Boat (Wood Hull) For The Coast Guard. August 1935. 138p. Copies from original specification pamphlets, professionally bound in embossed cloth binding. Includes three sets: U.S. Coast Guard Bidding Specifications dated August 1935; Detailed Specifications for Boats CG-406 to 410 built by Gibbs Gas Engine Company. Dated October 1935; Detailed Specifications for Boats CG-411 to 414 built by Harbor Boat Building Company. No date. Extremely rare reference on this renown patrol boat. (F-). $68.

11437. Department of Transportation. U.S. Coast Guard. Station Staffing Study. GPO. 1991. 196p. Soft wraps. Final report recommends over seventy solutions to resolving the tasking / resource mismatch that existed at Coast Guard stations. Report includes a description of problems faced at stations and potential solutions. Includes station overviews, job descriptions, operating capabilities, command job description, support needs, performance standards, seamanship and unit training, and more. Great reference. (F-). $14.

 

  

    

11397. (wood model kit) U.S. Coast Guard 36' Motor Lifeboat CG-36500, 1/16th scale by Dumas Products, "The Model Boat People". This is an all wood kit featuring plank on frame balsa strip construction with die-cut parts for the superstructure. The kit includes cast fittings, mounting stand and Coast Guard insignia and  decals. Finished model is 27" long with a 8" beam. The CG 36500 is famous for the rescue of 32 men from the tanker S. S. Pendleton, which broke in half during a winter storm off Chatham Bar, the elbow of Cape Cod (also known as New England's graveyard of ships). On Feb. 18, 1952, Bernard Webber, Andrew Fitzgerald, Richard Livesey and Irving Maske from Life Boat Station Chatham, Mass., braved 60-foot seas aboard the Motor Life Boat CG36500 to rescue the crew of the S.S. Pendleton that had broken in half during a winter storm off the coast of Cape Cod. At the end of the mission, the crew of CG36500 had saved 32 of Pendleton’s 33 crewmembers. To this day, the saving of the Pendleton crew remains the single greatest small-boat rescue in the history of the United States Coast Guard. The crew received the Gold Life Saving Medal for their efforts during this almost impossible rescue. Also available separately is the Dumas Running Hardware kit (DUM2371) to make this an RC Boat! This is a BRAND NEW factory sealed kit. Just released. (M). $188.

2605b. (LP record album) Stars and Stripes Forever! U.S. Coast Guard Band c.1981. LP stereo record album by U.S Coast Guard band under Lt. Lewis J. Buckley, Director. Selections include: Stars and Stripes Forever, American Salute, Commando March, Sweet Georgia Brown, Bugler’s Holiday, Coast Guard City U.S.A., Wedding Dance, Semper Peratus, Coast Guard Overture, and Scenes From the Louvre. $10.

11311. (payroll form) Bonds Coast Guard Station, New Jersey c.1935. 10” x 16”. One page of a two-page payroll sheet. Sheet measures a large 10"x16" and comes out of a ledger used for paying coast guardsmen. The document is titled "Payroll Of Officers And Enlisted Force Of The United". On page two the label would have continued "States Coast Guard Bonds Station". This sheet lists all of the officers and Coast Guards men stationed at Bonds Station in 1935. The paper is single sided and includes figures for the mens’ alotments, clothing, sundries, etc. Some of the names of the Bonds Station men and officers listed include: Ridgway, Maxwell, Sooy, Truitt, Thompson, Brown, Wilson, Evans, Hickman and more! Along with the names are their ranks, years of service and rate of pay. On average $60.00 for surfmen for the month! (VG). $38.

11213. Ship Launching and Decommissioning Cancellation Covers.  These are envelopes made for collectors, with the postmark on the day of launching, commissioning or decommissioning. Many have been decorated with designs called cachets, some of which are true works of art. Although early postmarks may be scarce, many are very modestly priced and large collections can easily be formed without spending a lot of money. Available are:

(launching) USCGC Hudson WLIC-801. May 29, 1976. $2.

(commissioning) USCGC Bristol Bay WTGB-102 June 16, 1979. $2.

(commissioning) USCGC Biscayne Bay WTGB-104. December 8, 1979. $2.

(launching) USCGC Morrow Bay WTGB-106. July 11, 1980. $2.

(commissioning) USCGC Neah Bay WTGB-105. October 25, 1930. $2.

(decommissioning) USCGC Dorado  WSES-1. December 15, 1981. $2.

(decommissioning) USCGC Hollyhock WLM-220. April 1, 1982. $2.

(40 years old) USCGC Mariposa WLB-397. July 1, 1984. $2.

(first in her class) USCGC Redwood WLM-685. July 16, 1985. $2.

(souvenir) USCGC Point Bennett WPB-82351. April 27, 1990. $1.

11211. Coast Guard Ship Cancellation Covers.  These are envelopes made for collectors, with the postmark from the ship's post office (Navy and Coast Guard ships have had their own post offices since 1908). By the 1930's collectors began sending their own envelopes, or "covers", to ships for examples of these postmarks. Many have been decorated with designs called cachets, some of which are true works of art. Although early postmarks may be scarce, many are very modestly priced and large collections can easily be formed without spending a lot of money. Available are:

USS Trenton November 3, 1934. $8.

USCGC Hamilton WHEC-715 March 18, 1967. $4.

USCGC Hamilton WHEC-715 March 18, 1967. $4.

USCGC Southwind WAGB-280 December 20, 1967. $4.

USCGC Glacier WAGB-4 February 26, 1969. $4.

USCGC Staten Island WAGB-278 October 25, 1974. $3.

USCGC Glacier WAGB-4 March 18, 1982. $2.

USCGC Polar Sea WAGB-11 September 25, 1982. $2.

USCGC Glacier WAGB-4 April 11, 1983. $2.

USCGC Polar Sea WAGB-11 August 31, 1984. $2.

 

Historic Vessels of the United States Revenue Marine and Coast Guard

These large 11”h x 17”w black line printed profile views of vessels of the Service were published by the Coast Guard for the Bicentennial. These detailed views depict the various types of vessels in typical configurations and clearly show every detail of the vessel. Establishing the exact configuration of many of these vessels was something of a challenge, as photos or plans of many of these vessels no longer exist. Using original deck plans, photographs of the time, profiles obtained from the National Archives, or descriptions of alterations and various other sources, the artists have been able to reconstruct how these rare vessels probably appeared during these periods. Printed in black on white, heavy stock, this fine collection of views is suitable for framing and would be a fine way to decorate your hallway or den. Some include written detailed historical sketch and description of configuration, usage and historical source material. Clean, crisp, may be some bending near edges but can be easily matted out. #20166 @ $14.75 ea.

Early Sailing Cutters

a. U.S. Revenue Cutter JOSEPH LANE 1849 ~ 1869

d. U.S. Revenue Cutter ALEXANDER HAMILTON 1831 ~ 1853

Coast Guard Vessels of the Prohibition Era

g. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter PORTER 1924 ~ 1933

j. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter CHELAN 1928 ~ 1941

The Coast Guard and Amphibious Warfare 1941 - 1945

s. U.S.S. JOSEPH T. DICKMAN 1941 ~ 1946. Manned by the Coast Guard.

t. U.S.S. LST 785 1944 ~ 1946. Manned by the U.S. Coast Guard.

World War II Coast Guard Cutters

k. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter SEA CLOUD 1942 ~ 1943

l. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter COBB 1943 ~ 1946

Coast Guard and Coast Guard-Manned Vessels of World War II

q. U.S. Army Supply Vessel FS-550 1944 ~ 1945. Manned by the U.S. Coast Guard.

r. U.S.S. ALBUQUERQUE 1943 ~ 1945. Manned by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Post World War II Coast Guard and Coast Guard-Manned Vessels

w. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter HAMILTON commissioned 1967-.

x. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter POLAR SEA commissioned 1978-.

y. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter LEGARE commissioned 1990-.

z. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary MARLIN 300. 1997-.

aa. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter EAGLE. 1994 configuration.

United States Coast Guard Dinnerware. Please see our Dinnerware Page.

 

   

10127. Coast Guard. Training Course in Aids to Navigation. Boston. c.1944. 200p. Includes text as well as questions and answers to aid learning. Chapters include Buoys and Minor Lights, Acetylene Gas Lighting Equipment, Battery Operated Electric Lights, Lenses, Lenticular Apparatus, Rotating Mechanisms, IOV Apparatus and Electric Lamps for Aids to Navigation, Internal Combustion Engines, Electrical Apparatus, Fog Signals, Compressed Air, Engine Driven Air Compressors, Power Fog Signals, Radio Fundamentals, Radiobeacons and Distance Finding, and more. Post bound. Not illustrated. Rare, valuable information.  $185.

26155. [full page advertisement] Columbia Pictures. TARS AND SPARS – United States Coast Guard. Life Magazine. December 24, 1945. Tars and Spars premiered in 1945 starring Janet Blair and Alfred Blake. The movie was based upon the stage show Tars and Spars and was produced in cooperation with the United States Coast Guard. Typical boy meets girl song and dance fare, the watery world of the Coast Guard provides the setting for this musical that is loosely based on the famed Guard show Tars and Spars and makes fun of war movies. The story centers on the exploits of a heroic sailor who has never been to sea. Howard Young (Alfred Drake) is a coast guardsman who has been on shore duty for three years despite his efforts to be sent into action. His nearest approach to sea duty was on a harbor-moored life raft for 21 days as part of an experiment with a new type of vitamin gum for the government. He meets Christine Bradley (Janet Blair), a SPAR, sent to take over his communications job and, by things he leaves unsaid, she thinks his life-raft experience was the result of a ship-wreck at sea. Stars Alfred Drake of Broadway fame, as S 1/c Howard Young, Janet Blair as SPAR Christine Bradley and comedian Sid Caesar who was already on active duty as Seaman Chuck Enders. Chief Petty Officer Victor Mature was in the original stage version. Tars and Spars launched the career of Caesar as a comedian. Nice two color, full page add would be perfect framed. Disbound, clean, only very light age toning. (VG+).  $12.

    

29347. Perrenot, Preston B. United States Coast Guard Grade Insignia Since 1834. 69p. 2009. A detailed examination, in color plates and textual explanation, of the grade insignia wornn by line officers, engineering officers, warrant officers, enlisted personnel, and cadets of the United States Coast Guard and Revenue Cutter Service since 1834. Also included are the Coast Guard warrant officer specialty marks, enlisted rating insignia, as well as grade insignia of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Available in printed soft cover ($35) or in PDF format on CD ($16). 

6327. United States Coast Guard. Marine Safety School. Commandant Notices and Instructions – Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars. c.1978. 564p. Spiral bound. Includes a thorough collection of field notices regarding pollution enforcement, intervention on the high seas, permits, pollution response, and more. Thorough reference. (VG+). $14.

6512f,g. U. S. Coast Guard. UNITED STATES COAST GUARD SHIPS, PLANES AND STATIONS. CG-214. 1955. 32p. Soft wraps. A brief look at the history of the stations and equipment of the Coast Guard. Well illustrated with photos of cutters, icebreakers, tenders, lightships, surf and motor lifeboats, numerous aircraft and stations. (VG). $14.

6277e-J. U. S. Coast Guard. COAST GUARD HISTORY. CG-213. 1958. 32p. Soft wraps. A brief look at the history of the Coast Guard, from its beginnings as the Revenue Marine to its many other duties added throughout the years. (VG). $8.

  

29162. Powers, Paul A. They That Go Down To The Sea - A Bicentennial Pictorial History of the United States Coast Guard 1790-1990. Pub. by Chief Petty Officers Association (Taylor Pub. Co.), 1990, 11" x 9", 208 pages. Foreword by Alex Haley. DJ. Filled with hundreds of vintage photos and illustrations, covering the Coast Guard’s 200-year  history from the early Revenue Cutter Service sailors;  the Civil War era 1861-65;  the Cutter Bear in Alaska; The U. S. Lighthouse Service; WWI; WWII; Ocean Stations; Vietnam; Coast Guard Aircraft; Coast Guard Cutters and Craft and more. A book about the people and how they lives, about life on board the early cutters and at the light stations, about fighting the raging surf, or a gun battle during the war. A pictorial history of the men and women who have left their mark on the story of America. Long out of print, very difficult to find. (F). $112. 

Early U. S. Coast Guard Publications

25191a. Price, Scott T., THE COAST GUARD AND THE NORTH ATLANTIC CAMPAIGN. Wash. U. S. Coast Guard. 1994. 17p. Soft wraps. Nearly 23,000 Coast Guard members manned two classes of Navy escort vessels that saw service on the North Atlantic; destroyer escorts and frigates. The destroyer escorts began to join the fleet in mid-1943, and the Coast Guard ultimately manned 30 of these well-armed and maneuverable warships. The Coast Guard also manned the entire class of 75 frigates which began to enter service in late 1943.  The experienced sailors slept "boots and saddles." This meant, as one crewman said, that "I sleep with my shoes and clothes on, and, OK, my life jacket also," because they were never sure when a torpedo might hit their ship. Combatting the U-boats took a great deal of training and experience. These warships, along with their compatriots, kept the U-boats at bay and the supply lines to the Allies open, thereby leading to Germany's ultimate defeat. An interesting and valuable reference.  $18.

25189b. Browning, Robert M. Jr., THE EYES AND EARS OF THE CONVOY: Development of the Helicopter as an Anti-Submarine Weapon. Wash. U. S. Coast Guard. 1993. 17p. Soft wraps. The development of the helicopter can be attributed to a few visionary men who foresaw the great potential of this aircraft. During World War II, due to the insistence of several Coast Guard officers, this revolutionary aircraft was developed for war and peacetime uses. Their efforts helped the helicopter to evolve into the machine that is known today. The story of the helicopter, of course, just began for the Coast Guard during World War II. The helicopter would quickly become the backbone of the service's search-and-rescue program. This little known account is well worth reading. Includes many early photos. $22.

8271b. Noble, Dennis. THE BEACH PATROL AND CORSAIR FLEET. USCG. Wash. c.1992. 22pp. Soft Wraps. Tremendous overview of the life and work of the Coast Guard’s lonely beach patrol, and the fleet of reserve vessels that has come to be known as the Corsair Fleet. Well illustrated with 29 wonderful large format photographs. A most interesting pamphlet. Clean, tight. (VG). $36.

25188b. Price, Scott T. THE U.S. COAST GUARD AT NORMANDY. USCG. Wash. c.1994. 17pp. Soft Wraps. Excellent overview of the landing at Normandy in 1944 and the roll of the Coast Guard both ashore and off shore ferrying men, picking up survivors and shore bombardment. Clean, tight. (VG).  $26.

22136b. Tilley, John A., THE COAST GUARD & THE GREENLAND PATROL. USCG Bicentennial Publication. Wash. c. August 1992. 17pp. Soft Wraps. Great overview of the men and vessels of the Coast Guard patrolling the “Cold Front” during World War II. Well illustrated with over 17 wonderful early photographs including men displaying a captured Nazi battle flag from the captured trawler Externsteine in 1944, and much more. An interesting pamphlet. Clean, tight. (VG).   $16.

28165. Browning, Robert M. Jr., CAPTAINS OF THE PORT. Wash. U. S. Coast Guard. 1993. 17p. Soft wraps. Following the Mont Blanc disaster in Halifax, the Coast Guard instituted procedures to provide logistical support, supervision, security, law enforcement and safety measures in all major American ports. This booklet provides great detail on this little known function of the Coast Guard. Clean, tight. (VG). $16.

21514a,b. [towel] Original large U. S. Coast Guard hand or dish towel measures 23" x 36". Manufactured by Cannon Mfg., this is a bright rose on white linen and bears the large initials "U.S.C.G." on a rose colored center band. These may have been for use at the Coast Guard Academy or for use in ship’s wardrooms. A fine Coast Guard collectible for your collection or for your galley. Clean, crisp, may be unused. (F). $54 net.    

26305. United States Coast Guard Publications 1931, 1944, 1935. Bound in hard-cover library binding are the following three original publications: 1). United States Coast Guard. Register of the Commissioned and Warrant Officers and Cadets, and Ships and Stations of the United States Coast Guard. Wash. January 1, 1931. 141p. Soft wraps. 2). United States Coast Guard. Register of the Commissioned and Warrant Officers and Cadets, and Ships and Stations of the United States Coast Guard. Wash. January 1, 1934. 139p. Soft wraps. 3). United States Coast Guard. Register of the Commissioned and Warrant Officers and Cadets, and Ships and Stations of the United States Coast Guard. Wash. January 1, 1935. 155p. Soft wraps. $325.

 

     

 

 

10129. Tool box from USCG CG30485 Utility Boat - Medium. c.1960’s. CG 30485 was a 30-foot utility boat-medium (UTM), and was built by the Curtis Bay Yard in June 1960, and taken out of service in Oct. 1975. It appears to have been assigned to Station Manasquan Inlet initially, and then was transferred to the Cape May training center for instructional use. Aerial view below shows the CG-30485 at the left side of the Coast Guard station dock area. Box is nicely made, heavy with dovetailed corners and heavy hardware. Measures 34”l x 14”d x 13”h.  Has had a number of coats of paint as expected. (VG) $365

W-01. Strobridge, Truman R. UNITED STATES COAST GUARD ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY. Wash. U. S. Coast Guard. June 1982. 148p. Soft wraps. An important research text, provides a comprehensive listing of writings related to the US Coast Guard, from archival, fictional, historic and technical sources listed alphabetically by author and by topic. Included are descriptions of content and publication information. Subject index includes: Administration and Organization, aids to navigation, Aviation, Biographies, Civil War, Cutters, Training, Equipment and Facilities, Expeditions, Flags Ensigns Pennants and Customs, Icebreaking, Law Enforcement, Medicine and Science, Minorities, Port Security, Prohibition Era, Revenue Cutter Service, Search and Rescue, Spanish-American War, Uniforms, World War I and II, and much more. Extremely valuable for research or collectors. Clean, crisp. (VG+). $34.

 Past U. S. Coast Guard Publications  

6259a, b. Noble, Dennis L. and PA3 Kenneth Arborgast. THE COAST GUARD ALONG THE NORTH ATLANTIC COAST . USCG Bicentennial Publication. Wash. c.1988. 24pp. Soft Wraps. Tremendous overview of the life and work of the men of the Coast Guard dating back to the 1700’s when the Revenue Cutter Service and Lighthouse Establishment, and later the U. S. Life-Saving Service protected our coastline. Well illustrated with 35 wonderful large format photographs. A most interesting pamphlet. Clean, tight. (VG).  $19.  

22138. Scheina, Dr. Robert L., COAST GUARD AT WAR. Commandant’s Bulletin. Wash. c.1987. 39pp. Soft Wraps. Great overview of the men and equipment of the Coast Guard from their earliest battles as the Revenue Cutter Service to the Viet Nam War era. Quite well illustrated with over 24 wonderful early photographs including crews on beach patrol during World War II, U-boat patrol in the North Atlantic , Signalman First Class Douglas Munro who won the Congressional Medal of Honor for bravery on Guadalcanal , and much more. A most interesting pamphlet. Clean, tight. (VG). $16.  

20254b. Coast Guard. MOMENTS IN HISTORY. Wash. c.1990. 36p. Soft wraps. Pamphlet contains 18 lovely color reproductions of paintings reflecting famous early Coast Guard moments, by today’s renown artists. Each full page color reproduction includes a full page description of the moment in history that the artist has captured. Important scenes include The Revenue Cutter Eagle Captures The Bon Pere, Cutter Harriet Lane Fires Across The Bow Of The Nashville, Ida Lewis Makes A Rescue At Lime Rock, Pea Island Life-Saving Crew, Lightship Nantucket Sunk By R.M.S. Olympic, and much more. Includes painting by John Witt; Ida Lewis Makes a Rescue at Lime Rock. Nicely done, scarce pamphlet. (VG). $36.  

 25189. Browning, Robert M. Jr., THE EYES AND EARS OF THE CONVOY: Development of the Helicopter as an Anti-Submarine Weapon. Wash. U. S. Coast Guard. 1993. 17p. Soft wraps. The development of the helicopter can be attributed to a few visionary men who foresaw the great potential of this aircraft. During World War II, due to the insistence of several Coast Guard officers, this revolutionary aircraft was developed for war and peacetime uses. Their efforts helped the helicopter to evolve into the machine that is known today. The story of the helicopter, of course, just began for the Coast Guard during World War II. The helicopter would quickly become the backbone of the service's search-and-rescue program. This little known account is well worth reading. Includes many early photos. $22.

8503d. Engle, William. S.O.S. COAST GUARD. Whitman Pub., Racine , WI . 1936. 424p. With over 200 illustrations, this volume is part of the “Big Little Book Series”, in a 3 ½”w x 4 ½”h stiff wrap format. With text and illustrations, the author tells the tale of the Coast Guard on beach patrol, rescue in surfboat, cutters, rum patrol and more. Beautiful illustrates covers enhance this scarce children’s little-book edition. Clean, tight, pages uniformly age browned, stain to top of page edges, light wear to edges.  Quite collectible and very difficult to find. (VG-).  $48.  

2505. Hanson, Bobbi. USCG STATION GRAYS HARBOR . Aberdeen . 1989. 82p. Soft wraps. Booklet was put together by and for the wives of the Coast Guardsmen at the Gray’s Harbor Lifeboat Station to introduce the families to each other and to the area. Includes names and addresses of all personnel, medical information, shopping, buying guides, moving suggestions, and much more. Includes some photos and biographies of each of the persons stationed there. (VG).  $22.

8168. Crump, Irving . THE BOYS’ BOOK OF COAST GUARDS. NY. 1928. 258p. Despite the youthful title, this ‘sleeper’ will interest the veteran as well. Provides numerous accounts of rescues and the work of the Coast Guard when the surfboat, life-car  and the breeches buoy were the order of the day. Includes the work of the Revenue Marine, rescues at Chicamacomico, Lone Hill LSS, Frankfort , MI., work of the Cutters Bear and others, Manomet Point LSS and many more. Quite a bit of detail of surfboat and breeches buoy, supplemented by vintage photos, make this a worthwhile addition to your library. Excellent early account and extremely scarce. Clean, crisp, tight, an unusually good copy in fine wraps. (F-).  $76.

L-07-1 (1). U. S. Coast Guard. UNITED STATES COAST GUARD SHIPS, PLANES AND STATIONS. CG-214. 1955. 36p. Soft wraps. A brief look at the history of the stations and equipment of the Coast Guard. Well illustrated with photos of cutters, icebreakers, tenders, lightships, surf and motor lifeboats, numerous aircraft and stations. (VG).  $10. Reduced $ 5.

21206b. Hill, Helen and Violet Maxwell. CHARLIE AND HIS COAST GUARDS. New York . 1925. 184p. Children’s novel about Charlie, who travels to the coast of Maine and visits the Coast Guard, rescues a boat grounded on the shoal, spends a night at the lighthouse and more. By the end of the summer Charlie has become fast friends with the men of the Coast Guard station, who give him a farewell dinner. Moderate wear, ex lib.  Good reading copy. (G). $8. 

Commemorative Coast Guard and Lightship Covers

Commemorative envelopes, each addressed and stamped and postmarked on the commissioning day and first day on station, or from Officer in Charge, and with the return address of the light station or vessel commanding officer. Covers clean, crisp, and are important Coast Guard and light vessel collector’s items:

22552. Light Vessel No. 531 New Orleans. Postmarked New Orleans March 13, 1965, the day that the vessel was first on station. $28.

22226. USS Acushnet, Commissioned September 1, 1936, formerly a Coast Guard vessel. Postmarked December 17, 1938. $28.

22361a. Block Island Coast Guard Station, Officer in Charge, South East Lighthouse cachet, Postmarked March 30, 1983. $28.

22361b. West Quoddy Head Light, Officer in Charge, Postmarked November 15, 1983. $22.

22361c. Burnt Island Light Station, Officer in Charge, Postmarked April 3, 1984. $22.

22361b. Minot’s Ledge Lighthouse, Postmarked September 22, ….. $12.

 20245b. Noble, Dennis L., UNITED STATES LIFE SAVING SERVICE ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY. CG-230. Wash. U. S. Coast Guard. 1975. 23p. Soft wraps. An important research text, provides a comprehensive listing of writings related to lighthouses, from archival, fictional, historic and technical sources listed alphabetically by author. Included are descriptions of content and publication information. Quite valuable for research or collectors, quite scarce. (VG). $38

21482. [stationery] Original box of Monogram letter stationery of the U. S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Ct. Box contains 30 letterheads with full color gravure logo of the Coast Guard Academy. Also contains ten second sheets and 16 envelopes. Such stationery was used by cadets at the academy for letter writing to home. Fresh in original box, guess c.1950-70’s. Great for that special letter or note to your Coast Guard relative or friend. (VG). $26.

6259b. Noble, Dennis L. and PA3 Kenneth Arborgast. THE COAST GUARD ALONG THE NORTH ATLANTIC COAST. USCG Bicentennial Publication. Wash. c.1988. 24pp. Soft Wraps. Tremendous overview of the life and work of the men of the Coast Guard dating back to the 1700’s when the Revenue Cutter Service and Lighthouse Establishment, and later the U. S. Life-Saving Service protected our coastline. Well illustrated with 35 wonderful large format photographs. A most interesting pamphlet. Clean, tight. (VG). $19.

Early U. S. Coast Guard Publications...

999. [US Coast Guard] UPSTREAM [MAGAZINE] Publication of the U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, St. Louis, Ninth Naval District. 1943. Filled with informative notes and articles about the men, women and stations in the district and the Coast Guard Auxiliary there. Each 24 pages, soft wraps, staple bound. $14 each or $48 for all four.
J. August 1943. Special Spar issue; l. September 1943; m. October 1943; K. November 1943.

999h. [Coast Guard] OUTPOST [MAGAZINE] Publication of the U. S. Coast Guard Separation center No. 3, Brooklyn, NY. March 1, 1946. Filled with informative notes and articles about the men and stations in all of the districts, former personnel, housing shortages, family photos and more. Illustrated with numerous photographs and postwar cartoons. Staple bound, soft wraps, 12 pages. $28

999i. [Coast Guard] ALL HANDS MAGAZINE Publication of the U. S. Coast Guard, Third Naval District. April 1945. Filled with informative notes and articles about the men and stations in the district and the men returning home. Includes articles on the men returning, Guadalcanal Vets, recollections of those returning, and memories of some who didn’t return. Illustrated with numerous photographs and postwar cartoons. Staple bound, soft wraps, 16 pages. $28

6259b. Noble, Dennis L. and PA3 Kenneth Arborgast. THE COAST GUARD ALONG THE NORTH ATLANTIC COAST. USCG Bicentennial Publication. Wash. c.1988. 24pp. Soft Wraps. Tremendous overview of the life and work of the men of the Coast Guard dating back to the 1700’s when the Revenue Cutter Service and Lighthouse Establishment, and later the U. S. Life-Saving Service protected our coastline. Well illustrated with 35 wonderful large format photographs. A most interesting pamphlet. Clean, tight. (VG). $19.

8271. Noble, Dennis. THE BEACH PATROL AND CORSAIR FLEET. USCG. Wash. c.1992. 22pp. Soft Wraps. Tremendous overview of the life and work of the Coast Guard’s lonely beach patrol, and the fleet of reserve vessels that has come to be known as the Corsair Fleet. Well illustrated with 29 wonderful large format photographs. A most interesting pamphlet. Clean, tight. (VG). $36.

2291. Thompson, Lawrance. THE NAVY HUNTS THE CGR-3070. Garden City. 1944 First printing. 150 p. B&w photographs. Detailed account of the U.S. Navy's search for the missing Coastal Picket vessel Zaida and her crew of nine enlisted men. The Zaida was a private 58-foot yacht owned by George Ratsey before the U-boat crisis off the Atlantic coast of the United States during World War II. Zaida was converted to Coast Guard Reserve Boat 3070, and was on anti- submarine duty in the Eastern Sea Frontier in 1942 when she was blown far out to sea. Quite interesting. Dark blue cloth over boards with blue stamped spine lettering. Mild browning to text block edges and endpapers, otherwise clean and tight, nice copy. (VG). $28.

6259b. Noble, Dennis L. and PA3 Kenneth Arborgast. THE COAST GUARD ALONG THE NORTH ATLANTIC COAST. USCG Bicentennial Publication. Wash. c.1988. 24pp. Soft Wraps. Tremendous overview of the life and work of the men of the Coast Guard dating back to the 1700’s when the Revenue Cutter Service and Lighthouse Establishment, and later the U. S. Life-Saving Service protected our coastline. Well illustrated with 35 wonderful large format photographs. A most interesting pamphlet. Clean, tight. (VG). $19.

 

 

 

 

 

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