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A List of Digital Lighthouse and Lightship Books and Documents

1842 - 2010



A
Aberrations of Audibility of Fog Signals: A Paper Read Before the Philosophical Society of Washington
By Arnold Burges Johnson
Judd & Detweiler - Washington DC 1882


Account of the Skerryvore lighthouse: with notes of the illumination of Lighthouses
By Alan Stevenson
Adam and Charles Black - Edinbugh 1848


Aids To Marine Navigation of the United States CG-193
By United States Coast Guard
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1949

Aids To Navigation Regulations CG-208
By United States Coast Guard
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1953


Aids To Navigation Regulations CG-208
By United States Coast Guard
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1959


Aids To Navigation Manual - Technical CG-222-3
By United States Coast Guard
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1975


The American Light-house Guide: with Sailing Directions, for the Use of the Mariner:
By Robert Mills
W.M. Morrison - Boston 1845


The American Pharos, Or Light-house Guide: Founded on Official Reports Received at the Treasury Department; Also, a General View of the Coast, from the St. Lawrence to the Sabine.
By Robert Mills
Thompson and Homans - Boston 1832


Ancient And Modern Light-Houses
By David Porter Heap
Ticknor and Company - Boston 1888


Annual Report of the Light-House Board of the United States to the Secretary Of The Treasury For The Year 1870.
By United States. Light-House Board
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1870


Annual Report of the Light-House Board of the United States to the Secretary Of The Treasury For The Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1872
By United States. Light-House Board
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1872


Annual Report of the Light-House Board of the United States to the Secretary Of The Treasury For The Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1874
By United States. Light-House Board
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1874


Annual Report of the Light-House Board of the United States to the Secretary Of The Treasury For The Year Ended 1875.
By United States. Light-House Board
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1875


Annual Report of the Light-House Board of the United States to the Secretary Of The Treasury For The Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1876
By United States. Light-House Board
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1877


Annual Report of the Light-House Board of the United States to the Secretary Of The Treasury For The Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1877
By United States. Light-House Board
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1877


Annual Report of the Light-House Board of the United States to the Secretary Of The Treasury For The Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1878
By United States. Light-House Board
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1878


Annual Report of the Light-House Board of the United States to the Secretary Of The Treasury For The Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1879
By United States. Light-House Board
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1879


Annual Report of the Light-House Board of the United States to the Secretary Of The Treasury For The Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1881
By United States. Light-House Board
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1881


Annual Report of the Light-House Board of the United States to the Secretary Of The Treasury For The Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1882
By United States. Light-House Board
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1882


Annual Report of the Light-House Board of the United States to the Secretary Of The Treasury For The Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1883
By United States. Light-House Board
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1883


Annual Report of the Light-House Board of the United States to the Secretary Of The Treasury For The Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1884
By United States. Light-House Board
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1884


Annual Report of the Light-House Board of the United States to the Secretary Of The Treasury For The Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1885
By United States. Light-House Board
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1885


Annual Report of the Light-House Board of the United States to the Secretary Of The Treasury For The Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1886
By United States. Light-House Board
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1886


Annual Report of the Light-House Board of the United States to the Secretary Of The Treasury For The Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1887
By United States. Light-House Board
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1887


Annual Report of the Light-House Board of the United States to the Secretary Of The Treasury For The Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1888
By United States. Light-House Board
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1888


Annual Report of the Light-House Board of the United States to the Secretary Of The Treasury For The Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1889
By United States. Light-House Board
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1889


Annual Report of the Light-House Board of the United States to the Secretary Of The Treasury For The Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1890
By United States. Light-House Board
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1890


Annual Report of the Light-House Board of the United States to the Secretary Of The Treasury For The Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1891
By United States. Light-House Board
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1891


Annual Report of the Light-House Board of the United States to the Secretary Of The Treasury For The Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1893
By United States. Light-House Board
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1893


Annual Report of the Light-House Board of the United States to the Secretary Of The Treasury For The Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1895
By United States. Light-House Board
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1895


Annual Report of the Light-House Board of the United States to the Secretary Of The Treasury For The Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1896
By United States. Light-House Board
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1896


Annual Report of the Light-House Board of the United States to the Secretary Of The Treasury For The Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1898
By United States. Light-House Board
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1898


Annual Report of the Light-House Board For The Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1899
By United States. Light-House Board
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1899


Annual Report of the Light-House Board For The Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1900
By United States. Light-House Board
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1900


Annual Report of the Light-House Board For The Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1901
By United States. Light-House Board
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1901


Annual Report of the Light-House Board For The Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1902
By United States. Light-House Board
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1902


Annual Report of the Light-House Board For The Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1903
By United States. Light-House Board
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1903


Annual Report of the Light-House Board of the United States to the Secretary Of Commerce and Labor - June 30, 1904
By United States. Light-House Board
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1904


Annual Report of the Light-House Board of the United States to the Secretary Of Commerce and Labor - June 30, 1905
By United States. Light-House Board
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1905


Annual Report of the Light-House Board of the United States to the Secretary Of Commerce and Labor - June 30, 1906
By United States. Light-House Board
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1906


Annual Report of the Light-House Board of the United States to the Secretary Of Commerce and Labor - June 30, 1908
By United States. Light-House Board
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1908


Annual Report of the Light-House Board of the United States to the Secretary Of Commerce and Labor - June 30, 1909
By United States. Light-House Board
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1909


Annual Report of the Commissioner of Light-Houses to the Secretary of Commerce For Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1914
By United States. Bureau of Light-Houses
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1914


Annual Report of the Commissioner of Light-Houses to the Secretary of Commerce For Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1915
By United States. Bureau of Light-Houses
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1915


Annual Report of the Commissioner of Light-Houses to the Secretary of Commerce For Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1922
By United States. Bureau of Light-Houses
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1922


Annual Report of the Operations of the United States Life-Saving Service For Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1884
By United States. Bureau of Light-Houses
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1885

Annual Report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the State of the Finances For The Year 1874.
By United States. Dept. of the Treasury
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1874


Appleton's Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1880 - The United States Lighthouse Estabishment
By Appleton and Company
Appleton and Company - NewYork 1881


B
Beacons of the sea: lighting the coasts of the United States
By George R. Putnam
National Geographic Society - Washington DC 1913


Bibliography: Descriptive Catalogue of Publications Relating to the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, 1807 to 1890
By U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, Edward Goodfellow, Cephas Hempstone Sinclair, James Bowen Baylor
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1892


The British Pharos: Or a List of the Lighthouses on the Coasts of Great Britain and Ireland, Descriptive of the Appearance of the Lights at Night. For the Use of Mariners
By Alan Stevenson
W. Reid & Son - Edinburgh 1831


Buoys In Waters Of The United States
By U.S. Coast Guard
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1942



C
Captain Winslow Lewis's 1816 report of his visit to every lighthouse in the country. He reported to the Commissioner of Revenue on the keepers' annual salary and noted if such salary was appropriate depending upon the location of the light.

Coast Guard Bulletin July 1942 - June 1945
By U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Coast Guard - Washington DC 1942 - 1945


Coast Guard Bulletin July 1945 - June 1948
By U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Coast Guard - Washington DC 1945 - 1948


Coast Guard Bulletin July 1948 - June 1950
By U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Coast Guard - Washington DC 1948 - 1950


Coast Guard Bulletin July 1950 - April - May 1953
By U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Coast Guard - Washington DC 1950 - 1953


The Coast Guard; Its History, Activities, and Organization.
By Darrell Hevenor Smith and Fred Wilbur Powell
The Brookings Institution - Washington 1929


The Coast Guard; Its History, Activities, and Organization.
By Darrell Hevenor Smith and Fred Wilbur Powell
The Brookings Institution - Washington 1929


The Coast Guard At War Aids To Navigation XV.
By The Historical Section Public Information Division U.S. Coast Cuard Headquaters
U.S. Coast Cuard - Washington 1949


The Colombian Navigator: Or, Sailing Directory for the American Coasts and the West-Indies.
By John Purdy
R.H. Laurie - London 1823


The Colombian Navigator: Or, Sailing Directory for the American Coasts and the West-Indies.
By John Purdy
R.H. Laurie - London 1839


Compilation of Public Documents and Extracts From Reports and PapersRelating to Light-Houses, Light-Vessels, and Illuminating Apparatus and to Beacons, Buoys and Fog Signals. 1789-1871
By U.S. Light-House Establishment
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1871



D
A Description And List Of The Lighthouses Of The World 1861.
By Alexander George Findlay
Richard Holmes Laurie - London 1861


A Description And List Of The Lighthouses Of The World 1879.
By Alexander George Findlay
Richard Holmes Laurie - London 1879



E
Experiments on Mr. Babbage's Method of Distinguishing Light-houses: Reported to a Committee of the United States Light-House Board.
By J. H. Alexander
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1861



H
A History of Block Island: From Its Discovery, in 1514, to the Present Time, 1876.
By Samuel Truesdale Livermore
Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company - Hartford 1877



I
The Illustrated Coast Pilot. With Sailing Directions. The Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of the United States, Including Bays and Harbors.
By Nathaniel Livermore Stebbins
Rudder publishing Company - New York 1902


Index-catalogue of the Library of the Light-House Board.
By United States. Light-House Board
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1886


Instructions to Light-Keepers, July, 1881. By Authority of the Light-House Board
By United States. Light-House Board
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1881



K
Keepers Of The Lights.
By Hans Christian Adamson
Greenberg - New York 1955



L
Laws Of States Ceding Jurisdiction Over and Relinquishing Title To Light-House Sites.
By U.S. Light-House Establishment
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1871


Laws of the United States Relating to the Establishment, Support, and Management of the Light-houses, Light-vessels, Monuments, Beacons, Spindles, Buoys, and Public Piers of the United States, from August 7, 1789, to March 3, 1855 .
By U.S. Light-House Board
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1855


Lighthouses
By David Stevenson
Adam and Charles Black - Edinbugh 1865


Lightships and Lighthouses
By Frederick Arthur Ambrose Talbot
J.B. Lippincott Co - Philadelphia 1913


Lighthouses and Lightships: A Descriptive and Historical Account of Their Mode of Construction and Organization.
By William Henry Davenport Adams
Charles Scribner and Co - New York 1870


Lighthouses and Lightships of the United States.
By George Rockwell Putnam
Houghton Mifflin Company - New York 1917


Lighthouse Construction And Illumination.
By Thomas Stevenson
E. & F. N. Spon - New York 1917


Lighthouses of the World.
By Alexander George Findlay
Richard Holmes Laurie - London 1861


Lighthouse Service Bulletin February 1933 - May 1939.
By United States Department of Commerce
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1933 - 1939


Lighthouses: Their History and Romance
By William John Hardy
Fleming H Revell Co - New York 1895


The Lights and Tides of the World, Including a Description of All the Fog Signals.
By Henry Davenport Jenkins
Imray, Laurie, Norie & Wilson, ltd - London 1904


Lightships of The United States Government - Reference Notes.
By Willard Flint
Coast Guard Historian's Office - Washington 1989



M
Medical Handbook For The Use Of Lighthouse Vessels And Stations
By William J. Pettus, MD, United States Public Health and Marine-Hospital Service
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1912


The Modern Light-House Service
By Arnold Burges Johnson
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1889



N
Notes Respecting Lighthouses
By Charles Babbage
1852


Notice to Mariners
By Treasury Department, Office Light House Board,
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1872, 1873 and January 1874


Notice to Mariners - January - 1898
By U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1898


Notice to Mariners - January - 1899
By U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1899


Notice to Mariners - January - 1904
By U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1905


Notice to Mariners 1905
By U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1905


Notice to Mariners - January - 1906
By U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1907


Notice to Mariners - 1907
By U.S.A. Navy Department. Bureau of Equipment. Hydrographic Office
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1908


Notice to Mariners - 1911
By U.S.A. Navy Department. Bureau of Equipment. Hydrographic Office
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1912


Notice to Mariners - 1912
By U.S.A. Navy Department. Bureau of Equipment. Hydrographic Office
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1913


Notice to Mariners - 1914
By U.S.A. Navy Department. Bureau of Equipment. Hydrographic Office
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1915


Notice to Mariners - 1915
By U.S.A. Navy Department. Bureau of Equipment. Hydrographic Office
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1916


Notice to Mariners - 1916
By U.S.A. Navy Department. Bureau of Equipment. Hydrographic Office
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1917


Notice to Mariners - 1917
By U.S.A. Navy Department. Bureau of Equipment. Hydrographic Office
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1918


Notice to Mariners - 1918
By U.S.A. Navy Department. Bureau of Equipment. Hydrographic Office
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1919


Notice to Mariners - July 20, 1918
By U.S.A. Navy Department. Bureau of Equipment. Hydrographic Office
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1918


Notice to Mariners - July 5, 1919
By U.S.A. Navy Department. Bureau of Equipment. Hydrographic Office
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1919


Notice to Mariners - July 31, 1920
By U.S.A. Navy Department. Bureau of Equipment. Hydrographic Office
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1920


Notice to Mariners - 1920
By U.S.A. Navy Department. Bureau of Equipment. Hydrographic Office
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1921


Notice to Mariners - 1922
By U.S.A. Navy Department. Bureau of Equipment. Hydrographic Office
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1922



O
Organization And Duties Of The Light-House Board; And Rules, Regulations, & Instructions, of the Light-House Establishment of the United States, with the Laws and Circulars Relating Thereto.
By Authority of The Treasury Department
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1864


Our Seamarks: A Plain Account of the Lighthouses, Lightships, Beacons, Buoys, & Fog-signals Maintained on Our Coasts for the Guidance of Mariners.
By E. Price Edwards
Longmans, Green and Co - London 1884



P
Papers On The Comparative Merits Of The Catoptric And Dioptric Or Catadioptric Systems Of Light-House Illumination And Other Subjects Relating To Aids To Navigation.
By U.S. Light-House Establishment Service
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1861


Prevention of Disease And Care Of The Sick and Injured: Medical Handbook For The Use of Lighthouse Vessels And Stations
By William Gordon Stimpson, MD, United States Public Health Service
Rell M. Woodward, MD, United States Public Health Service
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1915




R
Regulations for the United States Lighthouses Service 1918.
By United States Lighthouses Service
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1918


Report Of A Tour Of Inspection Of European Lighthouse Establishments, Made In 1873.
By Major George Henry Elliot
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1874


Report On Light-House Construction and Illumination.
F. W. Ashpitel
The Superintendent, Government Press, 1895 - Madras 1895


Report of the Officers Constituting the Light-house Board: Convened Under Instructions from the Secretary of the Treasury, to Inquire Into the Condition of the Light-house Establishment of the United States, Under the Act of March 3, 1851.
By United States. Light-House Board
A. B. Hamilton, - Washington DC 1852


Report on Use of Acetylene Gas by the Canadian Government as an Illuminant for Aids to Navigation.
By Albert Ross
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1907


A Rudimentary Treatise on the History, Construction, and Illumination of Lighthouses
By Alan Stevenson
J. Weale - London 1850


The Rules of the Road at Sea.
By William Harvell LaBoyteaux
Baker, Voorhis and Co. - New York 1920



S
Sailing Directions for the Coasts, Harbours, and Islands of North America, from Cape Canso to Philadelphia: Comprehending the Coasts of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, Within the Bay of Fundy; Also the Coast of the United States from Passamaquody Bay to Philadelphia.
By C. Wilson
London 1856


Sailing Directions For The Principal Ports On The East Coast Of The United States of America.
By The Hydrographic Office, Admiralty
J. D. Potter - London 1882


The Sailor's Magazine - December 1857.
By American Seamen's Friend Society
New York 1857


Sentinels Along Our Coast
Francis A. Collins.
The Century Co. - New York 1922


The Significance Of Aids To Marine Navigation
By United States Coast Guard
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1943


Smeaton and Lighthouses: A Popular Biography, with an Historical Introduction and Sequel
By John Smeaton
John W. Parker - London 1844


Sound-signals .
By Arnold Burges Johnson
D. Appleton - London 1844


The Story of Our Lighthouses and Lightships : Descriptive and Historical
By W. H. Davenport Adams
Thomas Nelson and Son - London 1891


State of Rhode Ialand and Providence Plantations. First Annual Report of the Harbor Commissioners Made To The General Assembly At Its January Session, 1877.
Angell, Bullingame and Company - Providence 1877


State of Rhode Ialand and Providence Plantations. Second Annual Report of the Harbor Commissioners Made To The General Assembly At Its January Session, 1878.
E. L. Freeman and Company - Providence 1878


State of Rhode Ialand and Providence Plantations. Twenty-First Annual Report of the Harbor Commissioners Made To The General Assembly At Its January Session, 1897.
E. L. Freeman and Company - Providence 1897


Submarine Signals: Record of Results Obtained by the Use of the System of the Submarine Signaling Controlled By the Submarine Signal Company
By Submarine Signal Company
Submarine Signal Company - Boston 1906


Submarine Signals: Results of Tests Made by the United States Lighthouse Board, During June and July, 1906, of the System of Submarine Signaling Control by the Submarine Signal Company
By Submarine Signal Company
Submarine Signal Company - Boston 1906


A Summary of Researches In Sound: Conducted in The Service of the United States Light-House Board During The Years 1865 to 1877
By Joesph Henry
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1879


A System of Marine Signals
By Samuel P. Griffin
D. Van Nostrand - New York 1876




U
The United States Coast Guard Cutter Ida Lewis (WLM 551) Specification for Dockside Repairs FY2017.
By Jonathan C Copley
United States Coast Guard Cutter - Washington DC 2017


The United States Coast Guard Bibliography.
By United States Coast Guard Public Information Division
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1950


The United States Coast Guard.
By United States Coast Guard
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1919


The United States Lighthouse Establishment. The Building, Vessels and Buoys In Our Water and Their Maintenance.
By Jonna R. Nicholls
Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly - September 1896


The United States Lighthouse Service, 1915.
By United States. Bureau of Light-Houses
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1916


The United States Lighthouse Service, 1923.
By United States. Bureau of Light-Houses
Goverment Printing Office - Washington DC 1923



W
Woman's Work: Female Lighthouse Keepers in the Early Republic, 1820-1859"; a Master of Arts' Thesis.
By Virginia Neal Thomas
2010



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