Lighthouse Drawings in celebration of National Lighthouse Day

National Lighthouse Day is August 7 and to celebrate, we’re highlighting some architectural drawings and maps relating to lighthouses from our holdings of the Records of the United States Coast Guard, Record Group 26. Among these drawings are plans for the lighthouse at Alcatraz Island.  Yes, there's more than a prison there!  The lighthouse at … Continue reading Lighthouse Drawings in celebration of National Lighthouse Day

Images of the Week: Lighthouses 1855-1933

The photographs featured this week come from the series 26-LG "Lighthouses, 1855-1933". Local Identifier: 26-LG-24-8, Photograph of Point Lookout Light Station and Depot in Maryland, July 2, 1885, Photograph by Major Jared A. Smith Local Identifier: 26-LG-22-82B , Photograph of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in North Carolina, May 20, 1893 Local Identifier: 26-LG-63-2 , Photograph of … Continue reading Images of the Week: Lighthouses 1855-1933