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RG 26 - U.S. Coast Guard, Lifesaving Station Logbooks


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Record Group 26
U.S. Coast Guard

Lifesaving Station Logbooks, 1874-1942

These series consist of logbooks containing daily entries for the lifesaving stations in the Cleveland, Jacksonville, Norfolk, and New Orleans Districts. The logbook pages consist of a form with space for mandatory entries such as weather and surf conditions, number and types of ships and vessels sighted, lookouts and patrols stood, crew absences and substitutions, vessels boarded and reported, shipwrecks and assistance rendered, lives saved, cases of resuscitation, and daily crew drills. Routine and mundane activities such as housekeeping tasks, mail runs, surf-boat repairs, raising and lowering the flag, acquiring fuel for the lights, and testing the Lyle gun were recorded on a separate page. Major rescues or significant events that needed additional space to record information often had pages inserted for a specific date in the logbook.

Cleveland District

Louisville, 1881-1941, 29 Boxes

Jacksonville District

Bethel Creek, 1879-1929

Biscayne, 1888-1927

Boynton Motor Cycle, 1918-1919

Bulow Beach, 1902-1929

Cape Malabar, 1886-1891

Chester Shoal, 1886-1940

Flagler Beach, 1929-1940

Fort Lauderdale, 1883-1926

Fort Pierce, 1922-1941

Gilbert’s Bar, 1878-1941

Indian River Inlet, 1886-1938

Jupiter Inlet, 1886-1900

Lake Worth, 1920-1940

Morris Island, 1887-1895

Mosquito Lagoon, 1886-1939

Orange Grove, 1883-1897

Ponce de Leon, 1917-1941

St. Simon’s Island, 1937-1941

Smiths Creek, 1886-1902

Sullivan’s Island, 1895-1941

Norfolk District

Big Kennakeet, 1879-1942, 29 Boxes

Bodie Island, 1874-1937, 27 Boxes

Bogue Inlet, 1905-1941, 20 Boxes

Caffey’s Inlets, 1874-1942, 29 Boxes

Cape Fear, 1882-1937, 25 Boxes

Cape Hatteras, 1883-1941, 27 Boxes

Cape Lookout, 1888-1941, 26 Boxes

Chicamoconico, 1874-1942, 20 Boxes

Core Bank, 1896-1940, 22 Boxes

Creed’s Hill, 1879-1937, 25 Boxes

Currituck Beach, 1874-1937, 27 Boxes

Currituck Inlet, 1879-1902, 8 Boxes

Durrants, 1880-1937, 25 Boxes

Fort Macon, 1904-1942, 21 Boxes

Gull Shoal, 1879-1937, 26 Boxes

Hatteras Inlet, 1902-1941, 21 Boxes

Isle of Wight, 1898-1937, 20 Boxes

Kill Devil Hill, 1879-1941, 28 Boxes

Kitty Hawk Beach, 1875-1937, 26 Boxes

Little Kinnekeet, 1874-1938, 27 Boxes

Nags Head, 1874-1941, 28 Boxes

New Inlet, 1883-1916, 12 Boxes

Oak Island, 1888-1942, 25 Boxes

Ocracoke, 1883-1941, 27 Boxes

Oregon Inlet, 1880-1942, 28 Boxes

Paul Gamiel’s Hill, 1878-1937, 25 Boxes

Pea Island, 1880-1942, 26 Boxes

Penny’s Hill, 1902-1937, 18 Boxes

Portsmouth, 1894-1938, 21 Boxes

Poyner’s Hill, 1878-1937, 24 Boxes

Tommy’s Hummock, 1879-1880, 15 Boxes

Wash Woods, 1879-1942, 14 Boxes

New Orleans District

Santa Rosa, 1886-1941 (Florida), 26 Boxes

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