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All of our Arcadia Publishing Company Lighthouse, Life-Saving Service and Coast Guard titles in stock, dated 2015 or earlier are 30% off suggested retail price. No other discounts may apply.
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6275s. Ralph Shanks, Wick York, Lisa Woo
Shanks, editor. THE
5160s. Kimball, Sumner I. JOSHUA
JAMES LIFE SAVER.
2586. (souvenir dish) Plum Island Lighthouse, Newburyport, Mass. c.1900. A lovely, bright, gilt decorated commemorative dish in white, features a detailed, clear b/w image of the replacement 1898 Plum Island light tower and surrounding area. Plum Island, a nine-mile long barrier island off the northern coast of Massachusetts. During its nineteenth-century heyday as a resort, steamships and a trolley line serviced Plum Island to bring throngs of visitors to the area. The present Plum Island Lighthouse was first lighted on September 20, 1898, probably the third or fourth lighthouse on this site. The superb piece measures about 6” in diameter and is enhanced by a beautiful decorative gilt trim and molded decoration around edges. Marked “Chas. Emerson & Sons Importers Haverhill, Mass. U.S.A. Made in Austria”. A very detailed, pretty little item for your display. Plum Island lighthouse china pieces are quite rare and in great demand. Unusually attractive piece, near fine. (VG+). $78.
Coston, Martha J., SIGNAL SUCCESS. The Work and Travels
of Mrs. Martha J. Coston. An Autobiography.
Dobbins, David Porter. THE DOBBINS LIFE-BOAT
Lamb, Sir John Cameron [Deputy-Chairman Royal National Life-Boat Institution]. THE
LIFE-BOAT AND ITS WORK.
1781. (photo) Sand Point Lighthouse, Escanaba, Michigan UP c.1939. Clear, close, original 8” x 10” press photo shows excellent detail of the sturdy lighthouse, a landmark at Escanaba, Michigan since 1867. It was deactivated in 1939 and has been an unofficial aid to navigation since 1989. The restored lighthouse is now open to the public during the summer months. Photo is b/w and includes date and description on back. Dated October 1, 1939. Clear, close view, great detail. (VG+). $34.
13431c. (photo) Crewmen of the Tanker S.S Fort Mercer Delivered to Boston by Coast Guard Cutter Acushnet. February 1952. Clear, close, original 7” x 9” press photo shows excellent detail as Alanson S. Winn of Marlboro, Mass., waves goodby to the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Acushnet after the cutter docked in Boston. Winn was one of the 18 crewmen rescued from the broken tanker Fort Mercer off Chatham in a fierce northeast storm. Photo is b/w and includes date and description. Dated February 20, 1952. Clear, close view, great detail. (VG+). $54.
1771. (photo) Coast Guard 30-Foot “Duck” (DUKW) Coming Ashore Kill Devil Hill, NC. c.1943. Clear close photo shows great detail of the vehicle and some of its equipment as the vehicle comes ashore after a simulated rescue. A great view. Measures 6 ½” x 8” . Includes description on back. Dated June 18, 1943. (VG+). $58.
1779. (lot) 10 Photographs Related To The Wreck Of The Steamer Norseman and Humane Society Rescue, Station #10, Marblehead, Mass. c.1899. Six original photos depict the SS Norseman including four views of the Humane Society crew's rescue by breeches buoy and two views of the salvaging, including one large panoramic view. Two images depict the Marblehead division of the Massachusetts Humane Society. Also two are panoramic views of the town of Marblehead. Most with handwritten captions, men identified. The S. S. Norseman went aground on Marblehead Neck, next to Tom Moore's Rock in 1899. All on board, 108 people, were saved using the breeches buoy by the Marblehead Humane Society, Station #10, lifeboat crew, as seen in these photographs. Includes copy of 4-page typed description of the rescue, etc. Rare Humane Society lot – most rescues were never recorded on film. (VG). $925.
1783. (souvenir cup) Wrecked Steamer "Onondaga, Orleans, Mass. c.1907. This early piece is quite handsome and enhanced by gilt trim and embossing. Bold cup features a detailed full color image of the steamship Onondaga aground on Nauset beach in Chatham. On January 13, 1907 the American Steamer Onondaga, bound from Boston to Jacksonville, Florida, stranded on Nauset Beach in Chatham in dense fog. Life-Savers from the Old Harbor Station responded and hauled out the breeches buoy, but as the seas had calmed none of the crew were landed at that time. The vessel remained for three months when in March the steamer was refloated, with the aid of tugboats. In order to pull the steamer from the beach, she had to be lightened and unloaded by hand. The cup measures 3” high by 3” in diameter. Marked “Made in Germany [for] G.W. Higgins, Orleans, Mass.”. Cup is clean, bright, no chips or cracks. An unusually bright, bold piece for display, near fine. (VG+). $88.
1784. (souvenir plate) Highland Light and Cape Cod c.1895-1910 by Adams Co for Jonroth Co. From lovely Cape Cod comes this rare Old English Staffordshire rose transferware plate. Made in England c.1895-1910 by Adams Co for Jonroth Co. and imported. Charming plate is in rose color with flower decoration, with a fine images that include Highland Lighthouse, Bridge over Cape Cod Canal, Cape Cod cottage, fishing boats at pier, and Old Cape Cod Windmill. This piece is quite rare and is one of the more attractive that I have had. This striking piece measures 9 7/8” diameter. Marked “The Cape Cod Plate. Old English Staffordshire Ware. Adams Est 1657 England. Jonroth. Imported for The Mayflower Sales Co., Provincetown, Mass.” Clean and bright, wonderful detail and excellent color, a fine display piece. Only very light age crazing as is common for this type china. (VG+). $48.
1761. (map) Physical Survey Cape Cod, Mass, Comparison of Surveys, showing Changes in Shore Line, 1848-1888. U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey. 1889. 11” x 44”. Rare fine, in attractive horizontal format, antique 1889 map, titled Physical Survey Cape Cod, Mass, Comparison of Surveys, showing Changes in Shore Line, 1848-1888, Party of Henry L. Marindin, Asst. U.S. C. & G.S. 1889 and dated 1889. Map covers the coastline from Pleasant Bay in Chatham to Highland Lighthouse in North Truro. The size of the map is 11" by 44". Five original folds and 4 light library embossing, but will flatten nicely for framing. Crisp, clean, bright, will be wonderful framed. Rare. (VG+). $178.
1782. (view booklet) Block Island, Rhode Island. A. Wittemann. 1896. New York. 13p. Soft wraps. 7” x 5”. This scarce turn of the century view book of Block Island, Rhode Island, features 12 large full and half page local photo gravure views. Views from photos include: Ocean View Hotel, harbor and landing, Searles Mansion, church views, Southeast Lighthouse, beach scenes, Old Harbor Point, Block Island steamers, hotels, road to Beacon Hill, The Windmill, and more. This book is wonderful for research or display - quite nice views, scarce booklet. Unusually light wear, binding is clean and bright views clean save very light foxing. With replacement ribbon binding. (VG). $48.
1786. Hargrove, James L. and Carol A. Talley. Cape St. George Lighthouse and Apalachicola Bay. Arcadia. 2017. 96p. Soft wraps. With over 122 vintage photographs. The beacon of the historic Cape St. George Lighthouse still guides mariners into Apalachicola Bay. Sheltered from the Gulf of Mexico by a string of barrier islands, the port flourished as the only site in Florida on a river that is navigable for over 300 miles to the fall line at Columbus, Georgia, Apalachicola’s sister city. Generations of lighthouse keepers were bound to St. George Island and its great bay by an intense sense of duty to sustain seagoing commerce and a love for a place where they could raise their families in freedom. When the lighthouse foundation washed away in 2005 after a very active hurricane season and a final surge from Hurricane Wilma, residents took action to salvage and rebuild the historic lighthouse. Visitors may still climb the lighthouse tower, surrounded by the bricks that were first laid in 1852. This compact volume features numerous early photographs dating from the 1880’s to the present, drawn from the author’s and other private collections, most never before published. (M). $21.99.
13164b. (small boat compass) U.S. Lighthouse Service Small Boat Compass by E.S. Ritchie & Sons, Boston c. 1938. Rare early gimbaled small boat compass is marked “U.S.L.H.S.” on the compass rose. On the brass bezel is marked “E.S. Ritchie & Sons, Boston” and serial number #88563. Also marked “Ritchie Boston U.S.A.” within the compass rose. Compass was sold to the U.S. Lighthouse Service on June 27, 1938 and included is email letter from Ritchie Navigation Company, who retained their original sales records, verifying the date and buyer. Compass is made entirely of brass, with original black paint, beautiful brass bezel and gimbal and works fine. It may have been liquid filled at one time (1/2 denatured alcohol & ½ water). Compass rose is bright, interior white paint fairly clean, exterior black paint somewhat worn and chipped as expected. Glass face measures 4 ¼”, bezel overall 5 ¼” diameter. On gimble mount in period replacement Ritchie & Sons wood box with removable top. Box is of mahogany and measures 7 ½” x 7 ½” x 5 1/8” high with two hook latches. Ritchie began making marine bearing compasses for the U.S. Navy before the American Civil War. At the time, British Admiralty dry-mount nautical compasses were considered by all navies and merchant shipping companies as the technological standard of the day. Ritchie thought they could be improved upon, and by 1860 had received a U.S. patent for the first successful and practicable liquid-filled marine compass suitable for general use, a development that has been described as the first major advance in compass technology in several hundred years. With the damping provided by the liquid, together with a gimbal mounting, the floating indicator or card of the Ritchie compass remained relatively stable even when a ship's deck pitched and rolled during periods of severe weather. Ritchie liquid-filled nautical compasses soon became a U.S. Navy standard, and were also widely used by American merchant mariners. The business he began in 1850 became E. S. Ritchie & Son in 1866 and E. S. Ritchie & Sons in 1867, and moved from Boston to Brookline in 1886. Following Ritchie’s death in 1895, his sons transferred the scientific instruments to the L. E. Knott Apparatus Co., while retaining the nautical instrument line, which was renamed E.S. Ritchie & Sons. The firm was incorporated as E.S. Ritchie & Sons, Inc. in 1939 (thus also dating this piece to 1895-1939), and continues operations to the present day. This is only the second Lighthouse Service compass that I have ever found and likely was used by a light keeper on a fairly remote island location to aid him in his trips to the mainland for supplies. A very nice boat compass and a rare Lighthouse Service item for your display. (VG+). $1,595.
8341-95. [bullion cup] United States Revenue Cutter Service “U.S.R.C.S.” c.1900. Scarce, original United States Revenue Cutter Service bullion cup in the rare later intertwined “U.S.R.C.S.” pattern. This pattern is one of the two the later pattern used just before the service was combined with the Life Saving Service to form the Coast Guard. The pattern is done in rust and green, and consists of one green stripe around the perimeter bordered by two thin rust stripes. Beneath, in a green shield, are the letters “USRCS” in an intertwining pattern. This pattern would be continued into the early Coast Guard with only the letters changed to “USCG”. Cup is quite attractive, with little if any expected wear. Piece is back-marked “M China L” ( Maddocks Lamberton China Co. ). There are no other markings visible. Piece is in superb condition, complete, no chips, in wonderful condition. Cup measures about 5 ½” wide, 2 3/8” high. An extremely rare pattern. (F-). $445.
Interestingly, in this case, although the pieces are almost identical in size and design, the patterns are different. While on one the letters are within the daisy and leaf design, on the second the lettering is below. The pitcher on the left is marked on the bottom “Jackson China 1931”. Jackson China Company (as well as others) manufactured heavy vitrified china for the government including the Lighthouse Service from 1917 until 1939. The “1931” may be the date of manufacturer, or may be a code for some other date. The second pitcher is not marked. We can only speculate on the reason for the differences in pattern. It may be a change that was made at some particular date, or it may simply be a variation due to different manufacturers. Such pieces are extremely rare.
7463-39. United States Lighthouse Service “U.S.L.H.S.” Cream Pitcher c.1900. Original “U.S.L.H.S.” brown leafy pattern. This is a scarce original early china dinnerware piece from the United States Lighthouse Service manufactured of heavy white institutional type china, in the latter years of the Nineteenth Century for use in ships’ wardrooms and at the light stations. With only expected light wear, and one 2” closed crack at rim. There were three patterns used over the years by the Lighthouse Establishment and Service and this is the second of the three patterns. About 1900 a third pattern was instituted which included a turquoise lighthouse within a circle. Both patterns were then used up until 1938. Bottom is not marked. Creamer is fairly large and is clean, complete, no chips and in good condition. Only light wear and 2” closed crack near rim. Measures 5 ½” high, 5 ¾” wide, 3 ½” deep. Marked on bottom “Jaxkson China 1931”. It is now extremely difficult to find these early lighthouse dinner pieces, particularly in this pattern. (VG). $1495. (shown at left)
7463-9. United States Lighthouse Service “U.S.L.H.S.” Cream Pitcher c.1900. Original “U.S.L.H.S.” brown leafy pattern. This is a scarce original early china dinnerware piece from the United States Lighthouse Service manufactured of heavy white institutional type china, in the latter years of the Nineteenth Century for use in ships’ wardrooms and at the light stations. With only expected light wear, free of any cracks or major defects. There were three patterns used over the years by the Lighthouse Establishment and Service and this is the second of the three patterns. About 1900 a third pattern was instituted which included a turquoise lighthouse within a circle. Both patterns were then used up until 1938. Bottom is not marked. Creamer is fairly large and is quite clean, complete, no chips and in very good condition. Measures 5 ¾” high, 5 ¾” wide, 3 ½” deep. It is now extremely difficult to find these early lighthouse dinner pieces, particularly in this pattern. (VG+). $1595. (shown at right)
13222c. (small boat compass) Small Boat Compass by E.S. Ritchie & Sons, Boston c. 1930’s for The Thomas Laughlin Co., Portland, Maine. Rare early gimbaled small boat compass is marked “The Thomas Laughlin Co., Portland, Me. U.S.A.” on the compass rose. On the brass bezel is marked “E.S. Ritchie & Sons, Boston” and serial number #69700. Also marked “Ritchie Boston U.S.A.” within the compass rose. In 1836 T.S. Laughlin opened a marine hardware business called Thomas Laughlin Co. The Thomas Laughlin Co. were manufacturers of marine hardware in iron and brass, wire rope fittings and served as marine chandlers, fitting out yachts and ships, etc. Today they are a division of Crosby Group, Inc, the largest manufacturer of drop forged fittings for chain and wire rope. Compass is made entirely of brass, with original black paint having been polished off, beautiful brass bezel and gimbal and works fine. It may have been liquid filled at one time (1/2 denatured alcohol & ½ water). Compass rose is bright, interior white paint fairly clean. Glass face measures 4 ¼”, bezel overall 5 ¼” diameter. With gimble mount but without box. Ritchie began making marine bearing compasses for the U.S. Navy before the American Civil War. At the time, British Admiralty dry-mount nautical compasses were considered by all navies and merchant shipping companies as the technological standard of the day. Ritchie thought they could be improved upon, and by 1860 had received a U.S. patent for the first successful and practicable liquid-filled marine compass suitable for general use, a development that has been described as the first major advance in compass technology in several hundred years. With the damping provided by the liquid, together with a gimbal mounting, the floating indicator or card of the Ritchie compass remained relatively stable even when a ship's deck pitched and rolled during periods of severe weather. Ritchie liquid-filled nautical compasses soon became a U.S. Navy standard, and were also widely used by American merchant mariners. The business he began in 1850 became E. S. Ritchie & Son in 1866 and E. S. Ritchie & Sons in 1867, and moved from Boston to Brookline in 1886. Following Ritchie’s death in 1895, his sons transferred the scientific instruments to the L. E. Knott Apparatus Co., while retaining the nautical instrument line, which was renamed E.S. Ritchie & Sons. The firm was incorporated as E.S. Ritchie & Sons, Inc. in 1939 (thus also dating this piece to 1895-1939), and continues operations to the present day. A very nice boat compass and a rare Lighthouse Service item for your display. (VG+). $145.
1763. Bleyer, Bill. The Fire Island Lighthouse: Long Island’s Welcoming Beacon. 2017. History Press. 160p. Soft wraps. This is the first complete history of the important national landmark at Fire Island. The author begins with the site, from the shipwrecks offshore dating from colonial times that prompted construction of the first lighthouse on Fire Island in 1826; the inadequacies of that lighthouse that led to construction of a new taller tower in 1858; the development of improved lighthouse illumination apparatus including the Fresnel lens; the Fire Island lightships that were anchored offshore to augment the new lighthouse; how the lighthouse was shut down by the Coast Guard at the end of 1973 and replaced by a light on the water tower at Robert Moses State Park; how the structures on the closed site deteriorated and the Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society was formed in 1982 to restore the property and re-lit the tower in 1986; how the original Fresnel lens was brought back from Philadelphia and displayed in a new building in 2011; and the society’s future plans for bringing back additional artifacts for display. The book is filled with dozens of historical photographs, some never published before, and a 16-page insert of new color photographs by retired Newsday photographer Audrey C. Tiernan showing the restored lighthouse, keeper’s quarters and first-order Fresnel lens in all their glory. Well done. (M). $21.99. Available May 10. (x)
1751. (souvenir dish) U.S. Life-Saving Station, Dolliver’s Neck, Gloucester, Mass. c.1900. Most unusual and attractive dish features the Gloucester Life-Saving Station on the West side harbor on a bold 6” dish. This early piece is quite striking and enhanced by a decorative wide teal green/blue edge with gilt decoration. Marked on back “MW Co. Made in Germany for W. G. Brown & Co. Gloucester, Mass.” Dish is clean, bright, clear with detailed image of the Duluth-type station at Dollivers Neck built in 1900. Only light wear to rim. Measures 7” wide overall. An unusually bright, bold piece for display and an exceptionally rare form. (VG-). $48.
1753. Seguin, Marc. For Want of a Lighthouse: Building the Lighthouses of Eastern Lake Ontario 1828–1914. Trafford Publishing. 2015. 566p. Soft wraps. No safe harbours for steamboats or sailing vessels could be found along an isolated 70-mile stretch of eastern Lake Ontario, dominated by the irregular-shaped Prince Edward County peninsula. Frequent storms, rocky reefs and sandy shoals were among the many dangers facing 19th century mariners. So many shipwrecks mark one narrow and shallow underwater ridge in the region that it became known as the graveyard of Lake Ontario. It was on these shores, from Presqu ile Bay to Kingston harbour and along the Bay of Quinte, that a network of more than forty lighthouses and light towers was built between 1828 and 1914. For Want Of A Lighthouse presents a sweeping look at the social and technological changes which marked the era, and brings to life the people, politics and the hardships involved in the construction of these essential aids to navigation. Through the use of extensive archival material and more than 100 maps and photographs, Marc Seguin documents the vital role these lighthouses played in the building of a nation. There is now a race against time to save the few original towers that are still standing. All of the author’s profits from the sale of this book will go towards the preservation of these remaining lighthouses. (M). $26.44. (x)
27134d. U. S. Life Saving Service Friction Primer from Cahoon Hollow Life Saving Station, Cape Cod c.1900. This entire friction priming mechanism consist of a small brass tube (3/16 inch), once filled with a flash powder that would be ignited by sparks from a friction-sensitive compound activated by a sharp tug on a serrated friction pin which passed through the upper part of the tube. The method had become the standard means of firing muzzle-loaded ordnance about a century before. Shown in the diagram is the friction primer pin inserted into the primer tube for your information. Available is the friction tube only, used, found in sand near the station. (VG). $74.
1760. (map) Cape
Cod From Yarmouth to Orleans Including Monomoy, Chatham, Orleans, Harwich,
Yarmouth, Dennis, Brewster, Barnstable (portion) c.1890’s. Plate
No. 9 from Massachusetts Atlas. Geo. H. Walker Lith. & Pub. Co., Boston.
20" x 28 ½”. From early Atlas of Massachusetts. Beautiful, early black
on buff map shows the important features of the area including the Lighthouses
and Life-Saving Stations, light vessels, as well as roads and important town
buildings, etc. This map includes the complete towns of
(cabinet photos) Nantucket & Martha's Vineyard by Henry S. Wyer & J.N. Chamberlain. Large 5 1/4" x 8 1/2". Numbered l to r, top to bottom.
1745-1. (cabinet photo) Side-wheel Steamer Monohansett of the Martha’s Vineyard line of steamers c.1880. By J.N. Chamberlain, Cottage City. 5 ¼” x 8 ½”. The Monohansett ran from New Bedford to Oak Bluffs and Katama on Martha’s Vineyard. From 1871 until 1886, the Monohansett and the Martha's Vineyard were the only two ferries serving Martha's Vineyard. She was sold 1902 and replaced by the Uncantina. She was wrecked in the fog at Great Misery Island off Salem, Mass. August 3, 1904. Clear, close, detailed view. Two corners chipped, moderate foxing and staining upper right corner. Rare view of this steamer. (G+). $88.
1745-2. (cabinet photo) Side-wheel Steamer Chrystenah by Henry S. Wyer c.1880’s. 5 ¼” x 8 ½”. The Chrystenah was built at Nyack, New York, in 1866, and was owned by the Smith brothers of Nyack, NY, on the Hudson River. With a walking beam engine and large paddle boxes, she was typical of the smaller side-wheel passenger steamers of the late 1800’s. She is shown here as originally built with a round or “sentry box” pilothouse and fan decorations on the paddle boxes. In 1906 she received a new pilot house as well as smaller paddle box decorations. The vessel operated as a commuter boat to New York from Nyack and Peekskill, stopping at small towns along the way. Clear, crisp view. Light toning to margins, one small stain left margin. (VG-). $74.
1745-3. (cabinet photo) Men in Dory in Surf by Henry S. Wyer c.1880’s. 5 ¼” x 8 ½”. May be off of Siasconset, Nantucket. Clear, crisp view. Light edge toning, a few marks. (VG-). $38.
1745-4. (cabinet photo) Fishermen with boats, Nantucket by Henry S. Wyer c.1880’s. 5 ¼” x 8 ½”. Close, detailed view includes a number of boats under sail and cart, as fishermen on beach look on. This may be at Surfside. Light edge toning, a few marks. Rare Nantucket view. (VG-). $88.
1745-5. (cabinet photo) Fishermen with boats land on beach, Nantucket by Henry S. Wyer c.1880’s. 5 ¼” x 8 ½”. Close, detailed view as men land the dory on the beach, possibly at Siasconset, Nantucket. Light edge toning, bumped corner. Rare Nantucket view. (VG-). $78.
1745-6. (cabinet photo) Wreck of Schooner Warren Sawyer, Nantucket c.1884. 5 ¼” x 8 ½”. Close, detailed view of wreckage of the bow of the Warren Sawyer on Surfside Beach. The three-masted schooner, Warren Sawyer, loaded with cotton and scrap iron, was sailing from Boston to New Orleans when the vessel ran aground at Surfside on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts on the night of December 22, 1884. The crew from the life-saving station rescued the crew, and was able to salvaged part of the freight. The ship was soon destroyed in the pounding surf. The wreck was a popular landmark for many months. Clear, close, light edge toning. Rare Nantucket shipwreck view. (VG+). $110.
1745-7. (cabinet photo) Children Examine Fishing Gear, Nantucket by Henry S. Wyer c.1880’s. 5 ¼” x 8 ½”. Close, detailed view as three children play in a fishing dory and examine the gear. Light edge toning, bumped right side. Rare Nantucket view. (VG-). $88.
1745-8. (cabinet photo) Side-wheel Steamer Nantucket c.1880. By J.N. Chamberlain, Cottage City. 5 ¼” x 8 ½”. This clear close view of the paddle steamer Nantucket may have captured the ship in the year in which it came into service, 1886, operating as a ferry serving the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. In service from 1886 to 1910, the steamboat was beautifully decorated, featuring an ornately painted paddle-housing and copper fastenings throughout. However it was not designed for travel on the rough waters of the sound. Clear, crisp view. Light toning and a few marks to margins. (VG-). $110.
1745-9. (cabinet photo) Side-wheel Steamer Martha’s Vineyard c.1880. By J.N. Chamberlain, Cottage City. 5 ¼” x 8 ½”. This clear close view of the paddle steamer Martha’s Vineyard docked at Cottage City. Built in 1871 in Brooklyn, NY., The Martha’s Vineyard was a 515-ton vessel, 185 feet long, with a 29' beam. From 1871 until 1886, the Martha's Vineyard and the Monohansett were the only two ferries serving Martha's Vineyard. In March 1886 the Martha's Vineyard became one of the initial four steamers operating for the newly organized New Bedford, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Steamboat Company. Clear, crisp view, a bit distant. Light toning and a few marks to margins. (VG-). $74.
1745-10. (cabinet photo) Fishermen with boat and catch at Surfside, Nantucket by Henry S. Wyer c.1880’s. 5 ¼” x 8 ½”. Fishermen with boat examine their catch, probably at Surfside. Clear, close, light edge toning. Rare Nantucket view. (VG+). $110.
1745-11. (cabinet photo) Fishermen with boats, Nantucket by Henry S. Wyer c.1880’s. 5 ¼” x 8 ½”. Rare early close view of numerous fishing dorys and carts on the beach. May be Coatue area or northeast island. Note the one dory with white sternboard with Masonic symbol, also wiers just off the beach. Clear, close, only light edge toning. Rare Nantucket view. (VG+). $110.
1745-12. (cabinet photo) “By the Sounding Sea.” Nantucket by Henry S. Wyer c.1885. 5 ¼” x 8 ½”. “By the Sounding Sea.” shows the gentle surf on the south shore of Nantucket, one of a number of surf studies done by Wyer. Clear, close, only light edge toning. Rare Nantucket view. (VG+). $38.
27252b. Smith, Darrell Hevenor, and Fred Wilbur Powell. THE COAST GUARD - ITS HISTORY, ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATION; Service Monographs of the United States Government No 51. Institute for Government Research. Washington. 1929. 265pp. Stiff wraps. Ex lib. Offers a complete compilation of history including Revenue Cutter and Life Saving Service, activities along the coast and at sea, organization, personnel, publications, equipment and laws relating to the Coast Guard service. Possibly the most complete, well organized overview of the early Coast Guard ever written. Superb reference and reading, extremely scarce in any form. Contents clean, tight, overalllight wear, remains of library pocket. (VG). $94.
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.
95500h. ANNUAL REPORT OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1915. GPO. 1915. 310p. 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. Clean, bright. (VG+). $88.
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.
(Firing the Hunt gun. From Howe, image not included.)
Hunt, Edward Soper. Weymouth Ways and Weymouth People -
REMINISCENCES. Boston. 1907. 1st edition. 307p. Original beveled
cloth wraps. Inscribed by the author. Only
250 copies were printed. In Edward Hunt’s long and distinguished career, no
achievement gained him more satisfaction than his development of a life-saving
mortar or “Hunt Gun” adopted by the Massachusetts Humane Society for the
rescue of shipwrecked mariners, and the lives saved through his efforts. Later
his gun was utilized by the United States Life Saving Service as well, prior to
the development of David Lyle’s Bronze “C” gun. His life-saving gun had a
barrel is of bronze, 3 ½” muzzle diameter mounted on an oak base, with three
iron carrying handles. This volume contains Hunt’s original memoirs, which
contains chapters describing in detail his work on this early life-saving
device. Of particular interest are his descriptions of testing and instruction
given to the men at the Humans Society and Life-Saving Service on
1747. Mattson, Jan. CALIFORNIA LIGHTHOUSE KEEPERS – A Look at Lighthouse Life Through the Eyes of the People Who Lived It. Goat Rock. 2016. 144p. Stiff wraps. 8 ½” x 10 ½”. Filled with photos, many never before published, of lighthouse keepers and family members. In the late 1940’s the author’s relative, a talented painter and professional photographer, began photographing the keepers tending their apparatus at nearby light stations and soon had compiled a photographic history of the life at stations up and down the coast of California from San Diego to Cape Mendocino. These wonderful black and white images present a rare view into the light keeper’s life when their work was still a necessity. No matter what part of the country you are from, these views of the men and women tending their equipment and their stories will surely be of interest. (M). Published at $29.95. Our price $28. (x)
Howe, M. A. DeWolf. THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE
16250a. (lot 4 photos & 2 accounts) Wreck of the Lizzie Carr at Wallis Sands, Rye NH. c.1905. Rare lot includes one large original mounted photo of the life-savers as they examine the wreck and search for the missing mate lost during the wreck. Also included are three older 8” x 10” copy photos of other views of the scene. Mounted photo measures 4 3/8” x 6 5/8” on 8” x 10” mount. Also includes newspaper article detailing the use of salvaged sections from the wreck in a local home, and the account taken from the Life-Saving Service Annual Report regarding the rescues. The two-masted schooner Lizzie Carr, bound from Calais, Maine for New York, with lumber, stranded on Foss Ledge during a heavy southeast gale and rainstorm on the morning of January 7, 1905. Crews from three life-saving stations worked to exhaustion attempting to save the crew on board as the wreck was pounded to pieces. Of the seven men on board, all except the mate were rescued and brought to shore. The mate had attempted to swim to shore when the vessel struck but was carried away by the sea and never found. Important lot. (VG+). $110.
16250b. (lot 5 photos & 1 account) Wreck of the Lizzie Carr at Wallis Sands, Rye NH. c.1905. Rare lot includes four older 5” x 7” and one 8” x 10” copy photos of the life-savers as they examine the wreck and search for the missing mate lost during the wreck. Also includes account taken from the Life-Saving Service Annual Report regarding the rescues. The two-masted schooner Lizzie Carr, bound from Calais, Maine for New York, with lumber, stranded on Foss Ledge during a heavy southeast gale and rainstorm on the morning of January 7, 1905. Crews from three life-saving stations worked to exhaustion attempting to save the crew on board as the wreck was pounded to pieces. Of the seven men on board, all except the mate were rescued and brought to shore. The mate had attempted to swim to shore when the vessel struck but was carried away by the sea and never found. Important lot. (VG+). $74.
1733. na. Stage Harbor Yacht Club 1932-1982. Windsor Press. 1982. 96p. Soft wraps. The yacht club at Chatham’s Stage Harbor celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 1982 and for that event published this history of the organization, its founding, members, races and events, and more. Includes 40 black-and-white photographs, 2 drawings. Contents clean, staining top front cover, light wear. 10.5 x 7.25 inches. Rare account. (VG). $48.
1749. na. Life-Saving Stations Of The Fourth Coast Guard District. Coast-Guard League Of Women. Bay Shore, Long Island New York. 1935. 136p. Soft wraps. Extremely rare 1935 publication details each station in the district with photo, list of officer in charge and crew, accounts of rescues, boats, account of wrecks including the ship Circassian, and many more. Extremely rare accounts. Lots of local advertisements and much more. Inscribed by CBM John W. Hean: “This book printed March, 1935, while O.I.C. of Rockaway Point Station, Fourth District. John W. Hean C.B.M. (L) (a)”. Clean, tight, moderate wear to wraps, one crease front cover. (VG). $124.
1756. (photo) U.S. Life-Saving Crew in Boatroom c.1910. A rare original image shows a wonderful view of the motor-lifeboat and surfboat as two surfmen relax in the boatroom. Photo measures 3 ½” x 5 ½” on postcard paper. Unusually clear, close view with great detail. (VG+). $144.
1718a. ( lot 8 photos) U.S. Life-Saving Service, Salisbury Beach, Mass. c.1890. Lot consists of 8 original silver gelatin prints measuring 4 ¾” x 7 ¾”, possibly by S.C. Reed, Newburyport, Mass. Rare lot of five crystal clear silver gelatin prints captures beautifully the Salisbury Beach Life Saving crew as they drill with their equipment. Views include men with beach apparatus cart, breeches buoy drill including firing the projectile, which can be seen in flight, drilling with Francis Metallic lifecar, beautiful views of the surfboat, station and more. The Duluth-type station at Salisbury was built in 1897 on the Massachusetts North Shore just south of the New Hampshire state line. Excellent early Life-Saving Service images, clear, crisp, unusually bright. A rare lot. (VG+). $795.
1718b. (lot 5 photos) U.S. Life-Saving Service, Salisbury Beach, Mass. Surfboat Drill c.1890. Lot consists of 5 original silver gelatin prints measuring 4 ¾” x 7 ¾”, possibly by S.C. Reed, Newburyport, Mass. Rare lot of five crystal clear silver gelatin prints captures beautifully the Salisbury Beach Life Saving crew launching and landing on the beach as they drill in the station surfboat. The Salisbury station was built in 1897 on the Massachusetts North Shore just south of the New Hampshire state line. Excellent early Life-Saving Service images, clear, crisp, unusually bright. A rare lot. (VG+). $495.
1758. Krueger, Steve. Lighthouses of Lake Winnebago. Arcadia. 2017. 96p. Soft wraps. With over 122 vintage photographs. Winnebago has a rich history as a major settlement area in the Midwest, and a significant part of its times gone by involved water transportation for both commerce and passengers. Throughout its history, the 137,700-acre lake has been home to six current lighthouses, two navigation lanterns that have long disappeared from the landscape, and one that was scheduled to be built but never came to fruition. History has forgotten a few, but Lighthouses of Lake Winnebago will take you on a trip around the largest lake within Wisconsin’s borders and show you the familiar, while introducing you to the forgotten. This compact volume features numerous early photographs dating from the 1880’s to the present, drawn from the author’s and other private collections, most never before published. (M). $21.99. (x)
1748. (tile trivet) Lightship / US Weather Bureau Storm Warning System by Phyllis Howard. Vintage lightship Tile Trivet reads United States Weather Bureau Storm Warning System and features storm warning flags configured for small craft, gale, whole gale and hurricane warnings. Designed by Phyllis Howard, the trivet is in great vintage condition. Clean, bright, free of cracks but does have several small chips on edge. Measures 6" square. With hanger on back that may need to be reinforced. (VG+). $48.
BUOY STATION, QUARANTINE LANDING, STATEN ISLAND. Harper's Weekly.
1739. (novel) Schroeder, David M. The Surfman. 2013. 432p. Soft wraps. Late 19th century, on the Delaware coast, the Civil War is over, but slavery has not died. Heiress Elizabeth Harrison leaps from a slave ship where she has been held captive. Jack Light, a surfman with the Lifesaving Service, pulls her to safety and at her insistence hides her until she can return to her home. But LeFrank, the captain of the ship, is bent on selling her to gain control of her fortune. Until now violent storms were all Jack had to fear, but he finds that human will, for good or ill, is stronger than the oceans of the world. He betrays the trust by which he lives to do what he thinks is right. Elizabeth has spent her life in study and refinement, but like Jack now finds herself, an innocent, in a world where men will do anything to get what they want. There are startling revelations, intensely dramatic passages, and we meet Jack s service mates, children from orphan trains, lawmen and miscreants. The surfman lives in Winslow Homer s paintings and history books, but he is hidden in fiction. (M). $21.95.
FG-01. Early Life-saving Line Gun. Coston Supply Company. Included is one original projectile and replacement firing mechanism. $3,900. Reduced $2,495.
FG-02. Early Life-saving Line Gun. Heat Transfer Products Company. Recent restoration. $2,900. Reduced $1,995.
FG-03. Early Life-saving Line Gun. D. Kahnweiler's Sons. Was heavily rusted, restored, fresh paint. $2,450. Reduced $1,595.
1734. Riddle, Mary Ellen. Outer Banks Shipwrecks: Graveyard of the Atlantic. Arcadia. 2017. 128p. Soft wraps. With over 185 vintage photographs. Ever since ships began navigating the coast of North Carolina, the area has maintained a reputation for being dangerous. Today, the region that stretches from the Currituck Outer Banks south to Bogue Banks is referred to as the “Graveyard of the Atlantic.” From the 1585 grounding of the English ship Tiger off the Outer Banks to the 2012 loss of the Bounty, more than 2,000 shipwrecks have occurred in the Graveyard of the Atlantic. Weather, geography, war, piracy, and human error have all contributed to this dense shipwreck zone. The stories behind the shipwrecks illustrate the best and worst of mankind, showing courage and compassion as well as the atrocities of war. This history informs readers about commerce, technology, war, environment, maritime life, and the complexity of the human element. This compact volume features numerous early photographs dating from the 1880’s to the present, drawn from the author’s and other private collections, most never before published. (M). $21.99.
1735. Hendrickson, Dyke. Nautical Newburyport: A History of Captains, Clipper Ships and the Coast Guard. 2017. The History Press. 144p. Soft wraps. With 56 Black And White images. Newburyport was once the most dangerous harbor on the East Coast and one of its most prosperous. Local captains and sailors led the nation to battle during the American Revolution and founded the U.S. Coast Guard. They sent vessels to Bombay, the gold rush and the farthest reaches of the world. Author Dyke Hendrickson explores the perfection of the clipper ship, the city’s famous Federalist mansions and the bold adventures from the Age of Sail. Follow the men and women of Newburyport into battle, into gales and into fortune—or ruin. Great reading. (M). $21.99.
692ff. Snow, Edward Rowe.
1738. Copper oil measure 2 quart. Can is completely original, with spout and copper handle and is quite close to the style used by the Lighthouse Service. Can has its original handle and is nickel or lead coated on the inside. With virtually no significant dents, handle may have been re-soldered. Nice original patina and should polish up nicely. In lovely condition, perfect for display. Marked “2 QT Liquid” and “Serial I-10 N.Y.C. Penna.” Measures 7 ¾” high. 5 ½” base diameter. Perfect for display where you don’t wish to risk a more expensive Lighthouse service oil measure. (VG+). $158.
12147. Baker, Kimball. “For Those in Peril”: A History of the Ocean City Life-Saving Station. 2011. Ocean City, NJ. 40p. Soft wraps. This story of the Ocean City Life-Saving Station is twofold: the story of the station and its rescuers, and the story of those who, through vision and perseverance, saved this important piece of our history from the wrecking ball. This 40-page, illustrated booklet provides both histories, and invites you to take part in making the rest of the story. A special feature of the booklet is a chronology of station-saving events, beginning with the listing of the property for sale in August 1998 and leading to the station’s restoration phase. Also included: an acknowledgement of those who rallied to preserve this beautiful station on site, and a chart with much information about its U.S. Life-Saving Service rescuers. Interesting account of the 1871 Red-House Type station and the later 1882-Type stations. (M). $10.95.
2469d. (souvenir spoon) Highland Light Station, Cape Cod c.1910. Beautiful petite commemorative spoon bears a detailed engraved image of the Highland (Cape Cod) Light Station in North Truro. This finely detailed piece bears a nicely detailed image of the tall masonry light tower and attached keepers’ dwellings on the gold washed bowl. The handle bears a nicely decorated edge with relief images of a tall light tower, life-saving station, sailboat and more. Measures 5 1/8” long and is in good condition, needs a good polishing. Nicely detailed little commemorative piece and an extremely rare and desirable location, commemorating this light station. Marked “LDA” (L.D.Anderson 1910-1944, Reading Pennsylvania) and “Sterling”. (VG+). $58.
27246e. (souvenir cup) Nauset 3 Sisters Lights, Eastham, Mass. c.1900. This early piece is quite handsome and enhanced by gilt trim and handle decoration. Bold cup features a detailed b/w image of the “three sisters” lighthouses and keeper’s dwelling in Eastham on Cape Cod. Before the advent of a lighthouse lens that could produce a flash, three lighthouses were utilized in Eastham to aid mariners in recognizing the location. The three light towers were replaced by a single cast iron light tower, moved up from Chatham, in 1923. The cup measures 2 ¼ ” high by 2 ¼” in diameter. Marked “Made in Germany [for] A. T. Newcomb, Orleans, Mass.”. Cup is clean, bright, no chips or cracks, just moderate wear to gilded edge and handle. An unusually bright, bold piece for display. Without saucer. (VG+). $85.
1728. Milmore, Art. And The Sea Shall Have Them All. Self published. 2016. 234p. Soft wraps. Over 20 miles out in Massachusetts Bay, lies the wreck of the palatial side-wheel steamer SS Portland, tragically lost in the horrific gale of November 26 and 27th., 1898. The ship sank with all hands, was witnessed by no-one and disappeared without trace. The Portland Steamship Company started as the Portland Steam Packet Company in 1844, and was later consolidated into the Eastern Steamship Company. One of their vessels, the side-wheel steamship Portland, was one of the largest and most palatial vessels afloat in New England during the 1890s. Built in 1889, the steamer ran between Portland, Maine and Boston until its loss in 1898. The Portland's loss was New England's greatest steamship disaster prior to the year 1900. The 1898 gale would become known as The Portland Gale. The author began his research with the late author and historian Edward Rowe Snow. “The trail ran dry in the 1970s”, the author explained, “and Ed asked me if I ever found the rest of the material we needed on the Portland, would I publish it…. This was to be Snow's 98th book, but time ran out.” Edward Rowe Snow died in 1982 and now, capping 32 years of research, the author presents what he believes is the definitive story of the SS Portland’s history and the events of that fateful day in 1898. Extremely interesting, filled with the results of years of interviews, accounts of the day and much more. Quite different from other books on this subject and worth the read. (M). $29.95. (x)
1732. Bunkley, J.W. Military and Naval Recognition Book: A Handbook on the Organization, Uniforms and Insignia of Rank of the World’s Armed Forces; Etiquette and Customs of the American Services – Complete Descriptions and Colored Plates of U.S. Decorations, Medals and Ribbons. Van Nostrand Company, New York. 1943. Fourth edition. 444p. DJ. 97 full-page plates, many in full color. Contents include: Organization of the Army Bureaus and Corps; Composition of the Army; Organization of the Army in the Field; Departments and Divisions; Various Ranks Held in Army; United States Army Uniforms; Army Etiquette and Customs; Calls; Composition of the Navy; Organization of the Navy Ashore; Naval Districts; The Organization of the Navy Afloat; Types of Ships; Duties of Naval Officers and Men Aboard Ship; United States Navy Uniforms; Naval Etiquette and Customs - Salutes; United States Marine Corps; Coast Guard; Light House Service; Coast and Geodetic Survey; Public Health Service; Strength and Organization of Foreign Armies (France, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Russia, Great Britain, Italy); Great Britain, Army and Navy Uniforms; France, Army and Navy Uniforms; Germany, Army and Navy Uniforms; Italy, Army and Navy Uniforms; Austria-Hungary, Army and Navy Uniforms; Japan, Army and Navy Uniforms; Russia, Army and Navy Uniforms; Belgium, Army Uniforms; Turkey, Army and Navy Uniforms; Serbia, Montenegro, Rumania, Portugal and Bulgaria; United States War Medals; Ribbons of Medals and Badges; Foreign Medals and Decorations (Great Britain, France, Belgium, Italy, Russia, Serbia, Japan); Definition of Guns; Aircraft and much more. Book overall clean, tight, in good condition in original worn dj. (VG). $68.
1727. (photo) Mecox Life-Saving Station, Bridgehampton, LI., NY. c.1908. Fine clear image features this 1875-Type station in the Southampton area. In addition to the great details of the station. Behind can be seen the drill pole, surfboat and other equipment. Unusually good view, close, great early detail. Measures 3 ½” x 5 ½” on postcard paper. Light abrasion/soiling to sky, back toned from age, postmarked 1908. (VG). $155.
16254b. (photo) RMS
Olympic Lifeboat Picks up Survivors from Rammed Nantucket Lightship No. 117
c.1934. Clear, close, original 6 ½” x 8 ½” press photo shows
excellent detail of the lifeboat of the SS Olympic after having picked up seven
members of lightship crew. Visible in the boat are one of seven men that were
killed in the collision, as well as three of the survivors including Captain
George Braithwaite, Captain of the light vessel. Lightship No. 117, built just 4
years earlier at
16254. (photo) RMS
Olympic Lifeboat Picks up Survivors from Rammed Nantucket Lightship No. 117
c.1934. Clear, close, original 8” x 10” press photo shows
excellent detail of the lifeboat of the SS Olympic after having picked up seven
members of lightship crew. Visible in the boat are two of seven men that were
killed in the collision (arrows), and four of the survivors. Lightship No. 117,
built just 4 years earlier at
22567-1. (cabinet view) Race Point Light Station, Provincetown, Mass. c.1880’s by W. M. Smith, Provincetown, Mass. Large 4 ½” x 7” cabinet view on yellow mount provides a great early view of the Race Point Light Station on the tip of Cape Cod. The wonderful view shows the entire station including the brown iron light tower (painted white somewhat later), The Principal Keeper’s dwelling, Assistants’ dwelling, two fog signal buildings, barn, and other out-buildings. Note one of the Keepers with his family standing in front of the Assistant Keepers’ dwelling. Wonderful rare view, fine contrast, clear. (VG+). $188.
5109p. (cabinet view) Highland [Cape Cod] Lighthouse, North Truro, Mass. c.1890’s by L.L. Rosenthal, Provincetown, Mass. Large 4 ½” x 7” cabinet view provides an unprecedented view of the tall clay “pounds” or cliffs which have now washed away. Atop the barren cliffs are the tall lighthouse tower, keeper’s dwellings, Navy wireless station, fog signal building and more. There are two numbers in ink, which are identified on the back as: “1. Cape Cod (Highland) Light; 2. Olive Williams residence and store (formerly I.M. Small).” Wonderful view, clear, great detail. Only light soiling and 3 ink marks. (VG). $78.
1721. (photo) Pickup Truck & Spar, U.S. Coast Guard c.1943. Clear, close, original 7 ¾” x 9 ¼” press photo shows excellent detail as a Coast Guard Spar boards a Coast Guard pickup truck. Great detail not only of the Spar uniform but of the lettering and Coast Guard shield sticker on the door. Photo is b/w and includes date. Dated July 6, 1943. Clear, close view, great detail. (VG+). $56.
1711. (photo) Panel Truck, U.S. Coast Guard Communication System c.1930's. Clear, close, original 7 ½” x 10” company photo shows excellent detail of a International panel truck for the U.S. Coast Guard. Door on truck is lettered U.S. Coast Guard No. 1132 Communication System”. Photo was for the York-Hoover Body Corp., in York, Pa., who manufactured the panel body. Great detail of the type of vehicle in use at the time. Photo is b/w and not dated. Clear, close view. (VG+). $54.
A-141. [cabinet photo] Tillamook Rock and Lighthouse, Oregon. c.1888 by T. G. Davidson, Portland Oregon. Large, early cabinet style photograph measures 5 ¼” x 8 ½” and provides an extremely rare clear view of the remote wood and masonry lighthouse and keeper’s dwellings at Tillamook Rock, Oregon. Located 19 miles south of the Columbia River, Tillamook Rock lighthouse was extremely remote and proved a challenge both in its construction and in its re-supply and day to day life for the keepers. This close clear view shows good detail in the light tower and dwelling as well as the derrick needed to unload men and supplies. The photo itself is large and quite clear. There is some moderate foxing to the sky areas but overall this is an exceptionally rare lighthouse view and would be quite nice matted and framed. (VG-). $85.
1712. (photo) Falmouth’s Nobska Lighthouse “Dressed up for the Holidays” c.1989. Clear, close, original 7” x 10” press photo shows excellent detail of the cast iron lighthouse and the keeper’s house “dressed up for the holidays”. Photo is b/w and includes date and description on back. Dated September 10, 1989. Clear, close view, great detail. (VG+). $28.
1720. (photo) U.S. Coast Guard Buoy Tender Fir (?) c.1945. Clear, close, original 8” x 10” press photo shows excellent detail of the tender in wartime color, working buoys during World War II. This may be the Fir, which served in this area at the time. Photo was made for Coast Guard Seattle, Wash. Photo is b/w and includes date and description on back. Dated January 21, 1945. Clear, close view, great detail of early wartime Coast Guard tender. (VG+). $42.
7340e,f. Field, Van. WRECKS AND RESCUES ON LONG ISLAND - THE STORY OF THE U. S. LIFE SAVING SERVICE. 1997. 179p. Soft wraps. Over 188 vintage photographs. I have once again found a copy of this long out of print work by Mr. Field. Filling a longtime void in the chronicles of the Life-Saving Service on Long Island, this book is the result of decades of research. In 179 large format pages, the author presents unforgettable stories of the surfmen and their unsurpassed bravery. Unique to this work are the 180 wonderful vintage photographs of the stations and the men who served along this stormy coast. In this interesting chronicle, the author provide a station by station look at the buildings, the crews and the rescues they performed that make them such a unique and unforgettable piece of our history. Filled with wonderful vintage photos. Clean, tight, only lightly used. Extremely difficult to find. (M). $59.95. (x)
What is this ? This 6” diameter felt squadron style patch was found on a leather jacket similar to a WWII flight jacket. We are wondering if someone can help us identify the service and unit, etc.
7463-37. United States Lighthouse Service Dish. Scarce, original United States Lighthouse Service side dish in original “ United States Light House Service” turquoise pattern. This is a scarce original china dinnerware piece from the United States Lighthouse Service manufactured of heavy white institutional type china, in the early years of the Twentieth Century for use in ships’ wardrooms and at the light stations. There were three patterns used over the years by the Lighthouse Establishment and Service and this is the latter of the three patterns. About 1900 this pattern was instituted, and consisted of a turquoise lighthouse within a circle, with a turquoise perimeter stripe. Piece is back-marked “Warwick china. James M. Shaw & Co., New York . 1927 8.”. There are no other markings visible. Dish is complete, clean and bright. No wear. Measurements 6 ¼” diameter, 1 3/8” high. A scarce early dinnerware piece in remarkable condition. (VG+). $465.
20386. Barnett, J. P., THE
LIFESAVING GUNS OF DAVID LYLE.
1713. (wood model) U.S. Life-Saving Service Pulling Surfboat 22 ½”. This is an all wood plank on frame model of an U.S. Life-Saving Service Pulling Surfboat. The model measures: 22 ½” length x 6 ¾” wide x 7” high not including stand. It is a replica, though not exact, of a Jersey type pulling surfboat and is ready to display. The model is 100% hand built from scratch by skillful master craftsmen of wood with plank-on-frame method of construction and is extensively detailed in and out! Model includes 8 oarlocks and 8 pulling oars, and one steering oar as well as mast with boom and sail, although there is no bracket for displaying the model with the mast erected. The boat is painted white and lettered U.S. Life-Saving Service and Seabright (which you could change to suit your location. A stand is included. This is a very impressive boat and would be a beautiful centerpiece for your library, shelf or table. Ready to display from the box. New. (M). $235.
D&D Lines - United States Lighthouse Service Logo Reproduction Dinnerware. Long ago discontinued, this wonderful quality china is much sought after. We find a few pieces now and then.
2566-1,2,7,9,10. Lighthouse Service Mug (9 available) $54.95 each.
2566-3,5. Lighthouse Service Dinner Plate (2 available) $54.95 each.
2566-4,6,-17. Lighthouse Service Cereal Bowl (4 available) $54.95 each.
2566-15. Lighthouse Service Soup Bowl (8 available) $54.95 each.
2566-29,-31,-36. Lighthouse Service Sugar Bowl (3 available) $84 each.
2566-29,-30. Lighthouse Service Salt & Pepper Set (2 available) $76 set.
2566-8. (set 4 pieces) Lighthouse Service Mug, Dinner Plate, Cereal Bowl, Soup Bowl $169.95 each. Please inquire.
D&D Lines - United States Life-Saving Service Logo Reproduction Dinnerware. Long ago discontinued, this wonderful quality china is much sought after. We find a few pieces now and then.
2567-1. Life-Saving Service Creamer (1 available) $49.95 each.
2567-2. Life-Saving Service Mug (1 available) $38.95 each.
(commemorative milk-cream pitcher). Highland
Lighthouse, Cape Cod,
16251. (lot) Captain Joseph M. Simms, U.S. Revenue Marine c.1865-1904. Rare lot of items belonged to Joseph M. Simms of New Bedford Massachusetts. Included in the lot are the following: c1860+ period Revenue Marine Sword Belt Buckle, lot 16 US Revenue Marine Buttons, a 1905 Revenue Cutter School of Instruction Year Book, from when Captain Simms was teaching at the school, a Jappaned tin box in which the items were found, and a long shallow cardboard box, with a hand written family note stating some of the history of the items. The authentic belt plate measures 2 3/8” in diameter by 3 ¼” long and comes in two smoothly fitting pieces. It is very difficult to see but each piece is stamped with a very tiny, number 4 (or 7). This early buckle is in very good, original condition. Each of the nine, large, 13/16” Revenue Marine Buttons are marked on the back “Tomes Melvain & Co., New York”. The seven, smaller, 9/16” buttons are marked “ E. L. E. Co. London”. Both of these companies made buttons during the Civil War. Toward the end of his career, Captain Simms taught at the School of Instruction, United Sates Revenue Cutter Service in Baltimore Maryland. The Class of 1905, which only consisted of seven students, likely presented Capt. Simms with this yearbook. Inside are numerous images of the officers and students plus many interesting stories and facts about the Service and school. The book is complete, but several of the pages are loose and some tape was added for strength. All these items came in the 6” by 12 ¼” by 4” tin box. The internet includes information about his service in the Revenue Marine, during the Civil War until his retirement in 1904, including “…An Act for the relief of Joseph M. Simms, Captain, United States revenue-Cutter Service Retired. It states “for meritorious acts of public service and wounds received in the United States service, as appeared upon the public record of the volunteer service of the Army and Navy and of the Revenue-Cutter Service. Approved March 11, 1904…” Very rare and valuable lot. (VG+). $1695.
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.
20209g. Bernard C., CHATHAM
16240. (burgee) Yacht Club Burgee on Wooden Jack Staff. Sacramento Yacht Club c.1930’s. Distinctive early yacht club burgee is red white and blue on wool, sewn. 20" by 27". Pennant is made of wool , tip worn 3” from use, tears at hem, moderate to heavy mothing. Original wood pole is 35" long. Believe that it dates to 1930’s-40’s. The Sacramento Yacht Club (South River Road, West Sacramento Cal.) is the oldest boating organization in the Sacramento River-Delta region. SYC's official founding dates to 1929, with roots reaching back to rowing clubs in the 1800s. The club called several locations homeport, but in 1947 purchased a former Navy barge and used it as a clubhouse for more than three decades. Early yacht club burgees are quite difficult to find. (G+). $110.
8109-98. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Ensign c.1930’s. Rare early ensign is dark blue on wool with printed Auxiliary emblem in blue and white on the center. Size 16” x 24”. Pennant is made of wool, sewn edges intact but tears at hem, moderate to heavy mothing. Original wood pole is 57" long. Believe that it dates to 1930’s-40’s. The Coast Guard Auxiliary was formed as a reserve component of the Coast Guard. It engages in all the services that the regular Coast Guard does except for direct law enforcement. The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary was established by Congress in 1939 to assist the Coast Guard in promoting boating safety. Today the Auxiliary boasts more than 36,600 members from all walks of life who receive special training so that they may be a functional part of Coast Guard Forces. Early ensigns are quite difficult to find. (G+). $44.
16253. (wood sign) U.S. Coast Guard Official Auxiliary Patrol. 2-sided hand painted on wood sign measures 9” x 48 ½”. Sign was found in an old barn in Maryville Tennessee. Includes wood stands for ends. Sign has some weathering and paint lifting but one side is quite a bit better than the other. Would be a great display piece on your wall. (G+). $135. Sold.
(photo) Nantucket Cliff Range Lights – Gilbreth
Family c.1930’s - 1950’s. Clear, close, original 8” x 10”
photo shows excellent detail of the Nantucket Cliff Range Lighthouses (a.k.a.
"Bug Lights) and the extended family of Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr (at left).
Mr. Gilbreth was a noted as a pioneer in motion study and scientific management.
The old lights, in service since 1838, were purchased by the Gilbreths in 1921
and moved to be incorporated as dormitories into “The Shoe”, his family’s
Society badge/award] Extremely rare celluloid badge or award issued
by the Humane Society of the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts. The Humane Society was the first organization in the
Society badge/award] Extremely rare celluloid badge or award issued
by the Humane Society of the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts. The Humane Society was the first organization in the
Society badge/award] Extremely rare celluloid badge or award issued
by the Humane Society of the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts. The Humane Society was the first organization in the
Society badge/award] Extremely rare celluloid badge or award issued
by the Humane Society of the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts. The Humane Society was the first organization in the
26230m. [Humane Society badge/award]
Extremely rare celluloid badge or award issued by the Humane
Society of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Humane Society was
the first organization in the
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)
1703. (matted photo print) U.S. Life-Saving Service Crew Posing. This is a large late 20th Century photo print, probably from a glass negative, of an early view as the Keeper and seven life-savers pose with others in front of a building, presumably a life-saving station. The print is quite large 10” x 14” and dry mounted in 14” x 18” double mat. Crystal clear, would be great framed. (VG+). $84.
16229. (framed photo) Lightship No. 116 Chesapeake c.1935 view. Large framed copy photo shows Lightship No. 116 Chesapeake being re-supplied on station in about 1935. LV No. 116 served on the Chesapeake station from 1933-1942 and 1945-1965. During World War II she served as an examination vessel off the northern entrance to the Cape Cod Canal. Photo measures 7 ¼” x 9 ¼” and is double matted and framed to 14” x 17”. Photo is clean and crisp, frame with some surface wear. Nice view. (VG+). $88.
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.
5414j. (clock movement) Seth Thomas Clock Company #10. Original clock movement manufactured by the Seth Thomas Clock Company was removed from a clock for servicing and never replaced. Movement is a Seth Thomas #10 movement. Accepts face of brass, 6” in overall diameter with six mounting holes around perimeter. Unknown if the movement is complete or how much effort would be needed to put into running operation. Case is not included. May be good for your clock or for parts. (VG). $35. Sold.
21421L. United States Lighthouse Establishment Brass Light Keeper’s Dustpan c.1880. Scarce, original United States Light-House Establishment brass dustpan. Pan is marked: “ U. S. LIGHTHOUSE ESTABLISHMENT” and with oval stamp “U. S. L. H. DEPOT 3 DIST, LAMP SHOP, STATEN ISLAND , N.Y. ”. Dustpan is entirely of brass with original handle intact. Dustpan shows some wear including early solder repairs at handle base (common), hanging ring is missing, years of tarnishing. Dustpan has been polished many years ago and will enhance any display. Dustpan is is 12” wide by 13” tall to end of handle. A fine example of this scarce sought after standard of the Lighthouse Service. (VG). $995. (no discounts on this item)
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. (x)
Clark, Eugenie. LADY WITH A SPEAR.
Ratigan, William. YOUNG MISTER BIG.
16247. (photo) “The New Unsinkable” U.S. Coast Guard 36-foot Motor Lifeboat c.1931. Clear, close, original 8” x 10” press photo shows excellent detail of the new Coast Guard 36-foot motor lifeboat, inroute (we believe) to the Great Lakes for delivery to C.G. Station Oswego. Coast Guard small boat historian Tim Dring notes: “Assuming that the date on the photo is correct and reflects the actual date when that MLB was in New York Harbor, the best guess that I have for the boat itself is that it was No. 3707/36343 for Station Oswego, NY. That boat was completed at Curtis Bay on 3 April 1931, so an arrival in NY on the 15th would have been feasible given the boat’s likely northbound transit speed. We know that the Coast Guard used the combination of the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal/Delaware & Raritan Canal/Erie Canal for delivering boats to the Great Lakes region, and the fact that this boat was photographed so far up in New York Harbor headed into the Hudson River tells me that she was inroute to the Erie Canal and then the Lakes rather than to New England or the NJ/Long Island area.” Photo is b/w and includes date and description on back. Dated April 15, 1931. Clear, close view, great detail of early boat. (VG+). $58.
1704. (photo) U.S. Coast Guard. Inspecting New Chance Vaught Pursuit-type Plane c.1934. Clear, close, original 8” x 10” press photo shows excellent detail as Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Jr. and Rear Adm. Harry Hammond, Commandant of the Coast Guard, inspect the first of a fleet of Chance Vaught Pursuit-type planes destined for use in patrolling the U.S. borders. Pilot Lt. W.A. Burton and gunner AD3 Lony Bridges are shown in the cockpit. Photo is b/w and includes date and description on back. Dated May 10, 1934. Clear, close view, great detail of early Coast Guard aircraft. (VG+). $42.
16245. (photo) Crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter "Mojave" arrives in Philadelphia from the Arctic c.1925. Clear, close, original 8” x 10” press photo shows excellent detail of members of the crew on deck in Philadelphia after arriving in Philadelphia. After battling ice floes and raging seas of the Arctic, the Mojave crew was able to land supplies for the 200 famishes dwellers at Teller Alaska. Mojave was a 240-foot Tampa-class Coast Guard Cutter in commission from 1921 until 1947. This ship was one of four sisters: the TAMPA, MODOC, HAIDA, and MOJAVE. Photo is b/w and includes date and description on back. Dated January 22, 1925. Clear, close view, great detail of early Coast Guard crew and uniform, etc. (VG+). $42.
16249. (photo) Wallis Sands Life Saving Station, NH. c.1900 view. 5” x 7” Older (1950-1970’s) photo made from original glass negative shows crew posing on the boat ramp with the beach apparatus cart at the Wallis Sands Life-Saving Station. Notation on the back indicates “Thomas Yarrell 2nd from right.” (VG+). $38.
16232. (mounted photo) U.S. Life Saving Service Crew, Great Egg Life-Saving Station, Long Island, NY. c.1900. Early original view shows crew posing on the boat ramp with the surfboat at the Great Egg Life-Saving Station. Photo measures 3 ¼” square on 5” square mount. Labeled in ink on back “Longport N.J. Alonzo Robinson 3rd from left.” Close detailed view, clean, just slightly light. Mount clean, light edge wear. (VG). $164.
16237. (photo) Lieutenant Commander Stephen S. Yeandle, aide to the Commandant c.1925. Clear, close, original 8” x 10” press photo shows excellent detail of Lieutenant Commander Stephen S. Yeandle, aide to the Commandant c.1925. Commander Yeandle had a long career in the Coast Guard, distinguishing himself by his enthusiasm and his ability to find solutions to problems. CGavaition.org notes that: “It was at Section Base 7, located at Gloucester, Massachusetts that LCDR Carl Von Paulson, a Coast Guard Aviator and the Commanding Officer, approached LCDR Stephen S. Yeandle, aide to Commandant Billard, with the idea of utilizing aircraft to search and locate both blacks [The large smuggling ships were referred to as Blacks because they operated without running lights] and small boats making a run for shore. LCDR Yeandle thought the concept had merit and approached the Commandant who approved the idea but no funds were available. A Navy surplus Curtiss OU-1C was located and an agreement was made for the Coast Guard to utilize it for a period of a year. It initially flew out of the Naval Reserve Air Station at Squantum, Massachusetts in land plane configuration and then operated out of a make-shift tent-hangar located on Ten Pound Island in Gloucester Harbor reconfigured as a floatplane. The first use of an aircraft to chase a rum-runner was on 20 June 1925. The OU-1C assisted in the first capture of a rum runner with aviation support on 24 June 1925.” Photo is b/w and includes date and name on back. Dated May 19, 1925. Clear, close view. (VG). $44.
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.
16226. Hampton, W.M. An Investigation into The Beam from a Standard Lighthouse Lens. Transactions of the Optical Society. 1928. Soft cover. 32 pages, 15 tables, 17 figures, 1 plate. The distribution of light from a third order Fresnel panel was measured, using two different light sources, a standard petroleum vapor burner and a 3 kW lighthouse cruciform lamp. A complete theoretical discussion of the factors affecting beam candle-power is worked out and tables are provided for the calculation of the beam candle-power from any apparatus using any light source. This is an original article separated from the volume. Size 7” x 10”. (VG). $48.
16231. (photo) Dedication of New Coast Guard Lifeboat Station, Hampton Bays, LI., NY. c.1941. Clear, close, original 8” x 10” press photo shows excellent detail as Rear Admiral Leon Covell, Commandant of the Coast Guard, speaks at the dedication of the new Coast Guard Lifeboat Station at Hampton Bays, Long Island, New York. Photo is b/w and includes date and description on back. Dated August 24, 1941. Clear, close view, great detail. (VG+). $34.
16238. (photo) U. S. Life Saving Crew, Newport, Oregon Breeches Buoy Drill c.1911 by F.F. Sasman photographer. Fine clear image features the Life-Saving Service crew and Keeper performing the breeches buoy drill on the beach. Clear, very close b/w photo provides unprecedented detail as the crotch poles are set up and a surfman waits on the drill pole to receive the line. Unusually good view, great early detail, on postcard paper. Near fine. (F-). $95.
1702. (souvenir plate) “[Succonnessett] Light ship No. 6, Cotuit, Mass.” c.1900. An unusually rare, bright, gilt decorated rose and crème colored commemorative plate featuring a beautiful clear, detailed color image of the Succonnessett Light ship in the north channel of Nantucket Sound, off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard and Cape Cod. One of the few lightship pieces that I have ever found, this striking piece measures about 7 1/8” in diameter and is enhanced by a beautiful rose decorated and gilded border. The unusually detailed image includes all aspects of Lightship No. 6, serving about 2 ½ miles offshore from Succonnessett Point near New Seabury. LV No. 6 served at this station from 1862 until 1912. Nice detailed image on the bright china piece and rose coloration make a good contrast on this rare item. Marked “Altenburg China Made in Germany for S.N. Handy [on School Street], Cotuit, Mass ”. Quite clean, bright, only light wear to gilding. A beautiful display piece. Unusually large, bold view of this little-known Cape Cod lightship. (VG+). $185.
6729q. (cabinet photo) Ida Lewis, Famous Lighthouse Heroine. c.1870 by Houseworth’s Souvenir Photographs. Extremely rare cabinet photo of this famous lighthouse keeper and rescuer posed in a lovely Victorian dress for the camera. Ida Lewis overcame the biases of the time, through skill and professional ability, to become the official keeper of Lime Rock Light Station, a position she held until her death. She was officially credited with saving 18 lives during her 39 years at Lime Rock and was awarded the Gold Lifesaving Medal. 4 ¼” x 6 ½”. Only lightly soiled, light crease upper left margin. These images are quite rare and collectible, particularly of lighthouse personalities. (VG). $325.
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.
6264b. Stackpole, Edouard A., LIFE
26246b. [Reproduction SURFMAN’S CHECK] Replica United States Life Saving Service "SURFMAN’S CHECK” replicates those issued in the Nineteenth Century to surfmen patrolling the beach. This check, based on an original, reads: U.S. * LIFE-SAVING SERVICE * DISTRICT No.5 *STATION No 3 * SURFMAN No.1. [Indian River LSS, Delaware] The check is made of brass and has a beautiful polish and black paint-filled lettering. Each surfman, during his nightly beach patrol, would exchange his “check” with that from the neighboring station, thus proving that he had completed his assigned patrol. This high quality replica is on heavy brass and would be perfect for display, as a watch fob or as a gift. Measures 2 ¼” high by 2” wide. (M). $9.95.
13247b. na. [Martha’s Vineyard] Awful Tale of Shipwreck. Loss of Steamer City of Columbus Which Foundered on Devil’s Bridge Reef, off Gay Head, Jan. 18, 1884, by Which Catastrophe One Hundred and Two Persons Lost Their Lives. A Full and Graphic Account. A Story of Suffering, Sorrow and Heroic Achievement. New Bedford. 1884. 32p. Marked in ink “Gay Head Light July 15/84”. Signature bound. Published without wraps. Rare, early compilation includes descriptions of the incident and rescue first-hand accounts by the steamer’s Quartermaster Roderick A. McDonald and Purser William C. Spalding. Also includes statements from divers and wreckers after the incident, searching for the dead, reporter’s account after visiting the wreck, opinions of local sailors, the efforts of the Massachusetts Humane Society, awards to the Gay Head Indians, possible causes and much more. A very detailed and interesting look at this terrible tragedy. From the marking on the title page, this copy may have been the property of the keepers at Gay Head Lighthouse. Upon seeing the wreck, Keeper Horatio N. Pease aroused the dwellers in the neighborhood and afterwards assisted in the launching of the first lifeboat to the scene. Overall clean and tight, only light edge wear. Light soiling to title page. Only a few copies exist. (VG). $375.
7463-35. United States Lighthouse Service “U.S.L.H.S.” Bowl. Original “U.S.L.H.S.” brown leafy pattern. This is a scarce original early china dinnerware piece from the United States Lighthouse Service manufactured of heavy white institutional type china, in the latter years of the Nineteenth Century for use in ships’ wardrooms and at the light stations. There were three patterns used over the years by the Lighthouse Establishment and Service and this is the second of the three patterns. About 1900 a third pattern was instituted which included a turquoise lighthouse within a circle. Both patterns were then used up until 1938. Bottom is marked “1862 Greenwood China, Trenton, NJ 1876”. With only expected light wear, free of any cracks but one ½” chip on rim and another blemish to glaze. Expected wear to edge of rim. Measurements 1 ½” h x 9 ¼” diameter. It is now extremely difficult to find these early lighthouse dinner pieces, particularly in this pattern. (VG-). $475.
United States Lighthouse Service Dinner Soup Bowl.
Scarce, original United States Lighthouse Service soup bowl in original “
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.
12454g. (stereoview) Ida Lewis, Famous Lighthouse Heroine. c.1869. Rare stereoview of this famous lighthouse keeper and rescuer reading on the stoop of the lighthouse in Newport. Ida Lewis overcame the biases of the time, through skill and professional ability, to become the official keeper of Lime Rock Light Station, a position she held until her death. She was officially credited with saving 18 lives during her 39 years at Lime Rock and was awarded the Gold Lifesaving Medal. These images are quite rare and collectible, particularly of lighthouse personalities. Overall fairly clean, only light corner wear. Photographer unknown. (VG+). $154.
16239. (photo) Retired Keeper Oswald Allik visits the Abandoned Tillamook Lighthouse, Tattered and Mildewed c.1969. Clear, close, original 7” x 10” press photo shows excellent detail of the abandoned and deteriorated old office or “light tender room” in the Tillamook Lighthouse after about 12 years of neglect. Great view of the remains as the last Keeper, Oswald Allick, sits among the debris, reminiscing. In 1957, Tilly shone from the Oregon coast for the last time. Keeper Allik, lamented the end of the lighthouse’s life, no matter how scary the place was. He wrote in the log book: “Farewell, Tillamook Rock Light Station. An era has ended. With this final entry, and not without sentiment, I return thee to the elements. You, one of the most notorious and yet most fascinating of the sea-swept sentinels in the world; long the friend of the tempest-tossed mariner. Through howling gale, thick fog and driving rain your beacon has been a star of hope and your foghorn a voice of encouragement. May the elements of nature be kind to you. For 77 years you have beamed your light across desolate acres of ocean. Keepers have come and gone; men lived and died; but you were faithful to the end. May your sunset years be good years. Your purpose is now only a symbol, but the lives you have saved and the service you have rendered are worthy of the highest respect. A protector of life and property all, may old-timers, newcomers and travelers along the way pause from the shore in memory of your humanitarian role. - Oswald Allik, September 1, 1957. “ Photo is b/w and includes date and brief description on back. Dated August 11, 1969. Clear, close view, good detail. (VG+). $44.
16235. Albrecht, Britt and Ron Feldhaus. Fire Grenade Price Guide 2002 Edition. 2002. 46p. Spiral bound. Privately published. b/w photos. This hard-to-find reference begins with a short history of the glass fire grenade followed by a listing featuring black/white photos and information on hundreds of types of fire grenades. Details include company name, embossing, color and height are denoted along with the auction house/Ebay, sale date and selling price for each grenade. Seven wire fire grenade racks are depicted but not priced. Covers the different varieties found in many of the grenades. Clean, tight, only light corner wear. Rare reference. (VG+). $68.
16234. (photo) United
States Coast Guard Horse Patrol, Atlantic Coast c.1943. Wonderful
clear, close original 7” x 9” official Coast Guard photograph provides a
great look at a horse-patrol Coast Guardsmen as they charge through the dunes on
the Atlantic coast in a training exercise. This rare image includes 25
riderswith some horses falling in the soft sand. 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
16236. Lehrer, Henry R. Flying the Beam - Navigating the Early US Airmail Airways 1917-1941. Purdue University Press. 2014. 226 pages. Soft wraps. With air travel a regular part of daily life in North America, we tend to take the infrastructure that makes it possible for granted. However, the systems, regulations, and technologies of civil aviation are in fact the product of decades of experimentation and political negotiation, much of it connected to the development of the airmail as the first commercially sustainable use of airplanes. From the lighted airways of the 1920s through the radio navigation system in place by the time of World War II, this book explores the conceptualization and ultimate construction of the initial US airways systems. The daring exploits of the earliest airmail pilots are well documented, but the underlying story of just how brick-and-mortar construction, radio research and improvement, chart and map preparation, and other less glamorous aspects of aviation contributed to the system we have today has been understudied. Flying the Beam traces the development of aeronautical navigation of the US airmail airways from 1917 to 1941. Chronologically organized, the book draws on period documents, pilot memoirs, and firsthand investigation of surviving material remains in the landscape to trace the development of the system. The author shows how visual cross-country navigation, only possible in good weather, was developed into all-weather "blind flying." The daytime techniques of "following railroads and rivers" were supplemented by a series of lighted beacons (later replaced by radio towers) crisscrossing the country to allow nighttime transit of long-distance routes, such as the one between New York and San Francisco. While navigational electronics have changed greatly over the years, actually "flying the beam" has changed very little. (M). $38.95. (w)
10491b. (souvenir creamer) “Sankoty” Light-House” Nantucket c.1900. An unusual, bright, decorated commemorative creamer in blue on white featuring a beautiful image of the “Sankoty” Light-House” on Nantucket. This unusual item is quite attractive and bears a fine, large, detailed artist’s image of the early masonry lighthouse tower and keeper’s dwelling. Creamer is quite bright and distinctive, and measures about 4” overall diameter and 4 7/8” high, and is enhanced by a decorative blue trim around the rim and on the handle. Marked “Made in Germany for Phebe E. Clisby Nantucket, Mass.” A very detailed, pretty piece for your display with beautiful coloration. Slight chip and ¼” closed crack near rim, light wear around base. Rare, first of this design that I have ever found. (VG). $85.
8341-93. (demitasse cup/saucer) United States Coast Guard. Bottom labeled “Walker Vitrified China Bedford, Ohio 44”. This pattern is a later pattern which includes one brown stripe around the perimeter bordered by two thin turquoise stripes. Within the stripe are the United States Coast Guard emblem with brown crossed anchors surrounding Coast Guard shield. Cup measures 2 ½” diameter, 2 ¼” high, saucer 5” diameter. Little if any wear. (F-). Set $74.
8341-94. (demitasse cup/saucer) United States Coast Guard. Bottom labeled: [saucer] “Walker Vitrified China Bedford, Ohio 44” [cup] “Bailey Walker Vitrified China Bedford, Ohio 1943”. This pattern is a later pattern which includes one brown stripe around the perimeter bordered by two thin turquoise stripes. Within the stripe are the United States Coast Guard emblem with brown crossed anchors surrounding Coast Guard shield. Cup measures 2 ½” diameter, 2 ¼” high, saucer 5” diameter. Little if any wear. (F-). Set $74.
27411c. (souvenir dish) Cahoon Hollow Life Saving Station Wellfleet, Mass. c.1900. Most unusual and attractive dish features the Cahoon Hollow Life Saving Station in Wellfleet, Mass. on a bold 6” dish. This early piece is quite striking and enhanced by a decorative wide cobalt blue edge with gilt decoration and border. Not marked on back, may be worn off. May be “Carlsbad BFHS China Made in Austria” (possibly for P. W. Higgins, Wellfleet, Mass.). Dish is clean, bright, clear with detailed image of the Quonochontaug-type station at Cahoons Hollow, now the Beachcomber Restaurant. An unusually bright, bold piece for display and an exceptionally rare form. (VG-). $125.
Tantum, W. H. THE
7262c. Petrow, Richard. ACROSS THE TOP OF RUSSIA - The Cruise of the USCGC Northwind into the Polar Seas North of Siberia. David McKay Co., New York. 1967. 374p. DJ. The dramatic story of the mission by the CG Icebreaker Northwind across the top of Russia in 1965, a route that had been “off limits” to all non-Russian shipping since the Russian Revolution. Here is the story, based on first hand observation, of this exciting voyage. Across the Top of Russia makes public the harassment encountered at the time, the news reports withheld, and the furor that the trip aroused. Illustrated with photographs. (VG+). Reduced $16.
Clarke, A. C. VOICE ACROSS THE SEA.
Ritchie, Capt. G. S., CHALLENGER - THE LIFE OF A SURVEY
Hoffman, William and Jack Grimm. BEYOND REACH – THE
SEARCH FOR THE TITANIC.
2411. Fisher, Leonard Everett. THE
DEATH OF EVENING STAR –The Diary of a Young
24248. Mitchell, Carleton. PASSAGE
Photo not included.
Baldwin, Hanson W., SEA FIGHTERS AND SHIPWRECKS.
24229. Buckley, William Jr. ATLANTIC HIGH. Garden City. 1982. 266 p. DJ. Heartwarming account of sailing at sea with only the wind, the sea and the stars as companions. (VG+). $10.
Limited number available - Signed by the Author:
6697. Thompson, Frederic L., THE LIGHTSHIPS OF CAPE COD. 1996. 2nd printing. 112 pp. Soft wraps. Signed by the author. Illustrated with over 93 beautifully detailed photographs. Much sought after, this scarce volume chronicles the history of the lightships in this vital area. Wonderfully detailed b/w photographs enhance the author's vivid description of the history and life aboard these vessels. One of the only volumes ever written exclusively on this subject, this fine work will make a fine addition to any library (M). $14.95. (Wholesale discounts available)
Paintings by Clifton Hunt of Rutland, Massachusetts. Wonderful still-life paintings available from Clifton Hunt or Rutland, Massachusetts. Cliff and Debi own Holiday Acres Equestrian Center, teaching young and old alike to love and excel in the world that is horses and Cliff paints in his "spare time". His work is superb and an original by Cliff would grace any room of your home. Pick from is many works available or commission a piece for yourself. His paintings are on display at local museums and other venues. See more of his work on his Facebook page Clifton Hunt.
Sale - Special Price $9 including postage.
A LIGHTHOUSE FAMILY by Harold B. Jennings.
Read a wonderful narration of boyhood memories while growing up at Lovell’s
Island Lighthouse in
Published at $15. Now $9 including postage ($5.95 plus $3.05 Media Mail).
118pages with dust jacket.
See the video book trailer for Brilliant Beacons on YouTube- https://youtu.be/QUgQVFOjX2s.
1601. Dolin, Eric Jay. Brilliant Beacons - A History of the American Lighthouse. 2016. 448p. Stiff wraps. An extraordinary work of historical detection and originality, Brilliant Beacons vividly reframes America’s history through the development of its lighthouses. In a work rich in maritime lore and brimming with original historical detail, Eric Jay Dolin, the best-selling author of Leviathan, presents the most comprehensive history of American lighthouses ever written, telling the story of America through the prism of its beloved coastal sentinels. Set against the backdrop of an expanding nation, Brilliant Beacons traces the evolution of America’s lighthouse system, highlighting the political, military, and technological battles fought to illuminate the nation’s hardscrabble coastlines. In rollicking detail, Dolin treats readers to a memorable cast of characters including the penny-pinching Treasury official Stephen Pleasonton, who hamstrung the country’s efforts to adopt the revolutionary “Fresnel Lens,” and presents tales both humorous and harrowing of soldiers, saboteurs, ruthless egg collectors, and most importantly, the light-keepers themselves. Richly supplemented with over 100 photographs and illustrations throughout, Brilliant Beacons is the most original history of American lighthouses in many decades. 112 illustrations; 8 pages of color. (M). Published at $29.95.
Sale Price $21.95 plus $4.50 media mail. (x)
Wilkinson, William D. and CDR Timothy R. Dring, USNR (Retired). American
Coastal Rescue Craft - A Design History Of Coastal Rescue Craft Used By The
United States Life-Saving Service And The United States Coast Guard. University
Press. 2009. 185p. Unjacketed cloth. With CD-ROM with 323 b/w illustrations.
Long awaited, this exhaustive reference work describes detailed history and
technical design information on every type of rescue craft ever used by the U.S.
Life Saving Service (USLSS) and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) from the 1800s to
current day. By looking at these vessels, many of which featured innovative
designs, the authors shed light on the brave men and women who served in these
heroic services. The first of its kind ever to be published in the United States
on this topic, the book and accompanying CD provide detailed information,
drawings, and photographs (many of which have never before appeared in print)
for each type of surfboat, lifeboat, and utility craft, along with a complete
list of every boat ever built and assigned coastal rescue station(s). Included
are motorized, wind-powered and human-powered vessels. The book is organized
into two major sections: 1) a general, historical narrative, and 2) detailed
technical appendices. This college text-sized book is 185 pages in length, with
about 140 photos and diagrams. In addition, a reference/appendix section on a
co-packaged CD will include 323 additional photos and diagrams. The book is
co-authored by William D. Wilkinson, Director Emeritus of the
15218. Richmond, Arthur P. Massachusetts Lighthouses and Lightships. Schiffer. 2015. 256p. DJ. A must-have book for the lighthouse enthusiast, maritime buff, and anyone who is interested in Massachusetts history. Massachusetts Lighthouses and Lightships includes more than 850 images, many never before published. Also include historic plans that describe the details of these aids to navigation, and archival and contemporary photos that trace through their history. The book covers all the lighthouses and lightships that marked the shores (exclusive of Cape Cod and the Islands) and guided mariners through the challenging waters surrounding Massachusetts. This volume also explores the interiors of towers, shows the lantern rooms of rarely-visited lighthouses and gives fascinating facts about these beacons over their 200-year history. More than 876 images in color and b/w, some more than 130 years old, show the original towers and stations. (M). $44.99. (x)
15228. Richmond, Arthur P. Lighthouses and Lightships of Rhode Island. Schiffer. 2015. 144p. DJ. This pictorial guide provides a photographic tour of the last 400 years of Rhode Island lighthouse history. More than thirty lighthouse stations are described, from Watch Hill, near the Connecticut border in the south, to the inner harbor of Providence. The lighthouse station locations are identified using navigational charts and their characteristics, including date established, tower structure, optics, and fog signals. Also included are the dozen or so lighthouses that no longer exist. Probably not as well known, images and characteristics of these aids are similarly discussed. Over 300 images, some more than 130 years old, show the original towers and stations, accompanied by present-day photographs that compare the development and evolution of these lighthouses. Many of the images found on these pages have been collected from historical resources and are being published for the first time. This book is a must-have for the lighthouse enthusiast, maritime buff, and anyone who is interested in Rhode Island history. (M). $34.99. (x)
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DVD. Disney's THE FINEST HOURS - a movie based on the extraordinary true story of the Coast Guard's greatest small boat rescue in history is coming to a movie theater near you in January 2016. We have the DVDs available on our DVD or out Pendleton pages.
Read first-hand of the rescue in Coxswain Bernie Webber's book, now available again:
20209. Webber, Bernard C., CHATHAM
Special numbered edition with actual wood piece from MLB CG-36500. $59.95.
9496. Peterson, Douglas, (U.S.C.G.
Retired) U. S. LIGHTHOUSE SERVICE TENDERS.
Eastwind Publishing. 2000. 169p. DJ. This is the first book to feature all of the lighthouse
tenders and auxiliary craft of the United States Lighthouse service from 1840
until 1939. Lighthouse Tenders, the lifeline to the keepers of America's
lighthouses and lightships, towed lightships, tended buoys, carried necessities
and saved lives day and night, in weather fair or foul. Without these services
the keepers of
2nd Edition Recently Released:
23290e. Demeter, Andrew and David. CHELSEA
CLOCK COMPANY: The First Hundred Years. 2nd edition. 2014. For over a
hundred years the Chelsea Clock Company has manufactured a distinguished line of
high quality clocks. Regarded as one of
Gleason, Sarah C., KINDLY LIGHTS – A History of the
26211. LaGuardia-Kotite, Martha J. So Others May Live – Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers: Saving Lives, Defying Death. Guilford. 2006. 208p. DJ. So Others May Live is the untold story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s quiet but resolute rescue swimmers. From deep ocean caves on the Oregon coast to the panicked and chaotic streets of post-Katrina New Orleans, here are their stunningly heroic stories and the greatest maritime rescues attempted since the program began in 1985. These feats, told through the eyes of the heroes, reveal an understanding of how and why the rescuer, with flight crew assistance, risks his or her own life to reach out to save a stranger. The book covers diverse environments: oceans, hurricanes, oil rigs, caves, sinking vessels, floods, and even Niagara Falls. It is truly a can’t-put-it-down collection of accounts. (M). ). Published at $22.95. Sale $13.95.
26249. Clark, Admont. LIGHTHOUSES
OF CAPE COD, MARTHA’S VINEYARD,
7209s. Shelton-Roberts, Cheryl. LIGHTHOUSE FAMILIES. 2006. 210p. Soft cover. Living in a lighthouse was a way of life for the families of more than 5000 keepers and employees of the United States Lighthouse Service. These quiet people faithfully manned their remote outposts and withstood enemy attacks, hurricanes, and dishonest bureaucrats while saving countless thousands of lives. These men, women and children daily experienced physical hardship, round-the-clock work, isolation, and danger - and the strong bond of family. Though the Lighthouse Service no longer exists, many of the children who grew up at these stations do and their stories are preserved for the first time in this remarkable book. Family tales from Pigeon Point California, St. Augustine Florida, Saddleback Ledge Maine, Old Mackinac Point Michigan, Morris Island South Carolina and many more. Illustrated with over 100 family vintage photographs and a beautiful full color photo of the light as it appears today. This is a book that you won’t want to put down. (M). Published at $14.95. Sale $9.95.
SALE! Booklets by Tom Tag - Fresnel Lenses & Lighting...
~ Early American Lighthouse Illumination ~
Thomas Tag has long been probably the only authority on lamps, lens apparatus and illumination for lighthouses, with his articles on the subject appearing in our catalogue, as well as the U. S. Lighthouse Society’s Keeper’s Log, Lighthouse Digest and other publications. Now Tom has put together much of this information in seven publications which detail the entire subject, from lamps and fuels, to burners, lens apparatus, manufacturing processes and more. This is a superb collection that answers the questions that many of us have been asking for some time, and will serve as a reference on the subject for years to come. Each of the booklets includes a complete set of footnotes defining the sources of the data for those interested in further research.
Normally priced at $26 each - now on sale for $18 each while they last. Click here to see our Tom Tag page.
Wonderful Life-Saving and Coast Guard Caricature Prints by noted artist Darrel Somerville
11” x 14” and include mat for overall 16” x 20”. Each print signed by the artist on back. Perfect for decorating. $69 each
14114. 36-foot Motor Lifeboat
14115. Breeches Buoy Drill
14116. Lyle Gun Firing
(buttons) U.S. Lighthouse Establishment / Service, Life-Saving Service, Revenue Cutter Service, Coast Guard, U.S. Customs. Please inquire.
957-21. [lightship model]
13240. American Flag. 3’ x 5”. Sewn nylon flags are the most popular outdoor flags. They are very attractive to look at, durable, affordable, and they fly with the least wind. Our flags are beautiful with embroidered stars and sewn stripes , very durable, should typically last 12 months or more. These flags are 100% Made in the USA of Dupont Solarmax nylon fabric with 4 rows of stitching on fly end, and strong brass grommets. Perfect for flying at your home or camp. New, Made in USA. $21.95.
Do you know where this is ?.
I recently picked up this c.1920-1930 photo of this unidentified U.S. lighthouse. Note the tall flag mast to the left. There is also a U.S. Life-Saving station nearby as evidenced by the surfboat crew launching for the daily drill. There is also another double-ended boat sitting on the dune top. Photo measures 3 1/2" x 5 1/2".
The first person to identify this location and I can confirm it, this original photo is yours free.
12119a. (reproduction mug) United States Lighthouse Service Mug. 10 oz. $8.95 each.
12119b. (reproduction mug) United States Life-Saving Service Mug. 10 oz. $8.95 each.
28348. Wilkinson, William D. and
CDR Timothy R. Dring, USNR (Retired). American
Coastal Rescue Craft - A Design History Of Coastal Rescue Craft Used By
The United States Life-Saving Service And The United States Coast Guard. University
Press. 2009. 185p. Unjacketed cloth. With CD-ROM with 323 b/w
illustrations. Long awaited, this exhaustive reference work describes
detailed history and technical design information on every type of rescue
craft ever used by the U.S. Life Saving Service (USLSS) and the U.S. Coast
Guard (USCG) from the 1800s to current day. By looking at these vessels,
many of which featured innovative designs, the authors shed light on the
brave men and women who served in these heroic services. The first of its
kind ever to be published in the United States on this topic, the book and
accompanying CD provide detailed information, drawings, and photographs
(many of which have never before appeared in print) for each type of
surfboat, lifeboat, and utility craft, along with a complete list of every
boat ever built and assigned coastal rescue station(s). Included are
motorized, wind-powered and human-powered vessels. The book is organized
into two major sections: 1) a general, historical narrative, and 2)
detailed technical appendices. This college text-sized book is 185 pages
in length, with about 140 photos and diagrams. In addition, a
reference/appendix section on a co-packaged CD will include 323 additional
photos and diagrams. The book is co-authored by William D. Wilkinson,
Director Emeritus of the
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