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Biannual Report

Check out the latest news and updates on what the Board of Directors and the Membership has accomplished.

Life Lines Newsletter

Life Lines is the preservation E-newsletter of the United States Life-Saving Service Heritage Association, focusing on brief newsworthy items of interest from around the country and the world, we especially highlight the efforts of local people and organizations working to save Life-Saving Service and early Coast Guard architecture, artifacts and history. In the past, Life Lines was a printed and mailed publication, but is now fully electronic, delivered in a timely manner to your in-box each month. You can view select older printed Life-Lines newsletters and all current electronic newsletters by clicking on the link below. View a few of our past Life Lines Newsletters to see what they are all about here. View a few of our past Life Lines Newsletters to see what they are all about here.


Wreck & Rescue

We publish an information-packed quarterly magazine,Wreck & Rescue, detailing the many accounts of desperate shipwrecks and saving lives, it includes preservation updates among many other topics.
Through this information flow, readers of Wreck & Rescue  can keep abreast of preservation developments concerning a number of ‘at risk’ station sites. Major articles are published that educate the membership about the heroic events of yesteryear’s Keepers and Surfmen, as well as today’s U.S. Coast Guard.

They Had To Go Out

They Had To Go Out… represents an unprecedented gathering of talented historians working in the field of Coast Guard history from the pages of Wreck & Rescue Journal, including works by Dennis L. Noble, Frederick Stonehouse, Ralph Shanks, Maurice Gibbs and John Galluzzo. These stories, while representative of the service as a whole, reaching from Massachusetts to Michigan to Washington, cover but a small portion of the true-to-life stories of bravado and selflessness of the men of the U.S. Life-Saving Service, shedding light on perhaps the most exciting aspect of America’s maritime history.


Rescue: True Stories of the U. S. Life-Saving Service

This volume is the second collection of articles originally published in Wreck and Rescue Journal.  Included are stories by 17 different authors and covering 27 different topics, ranging from rescues by the Life-Saving Service and the Coast Guard to organization and equipment used in these rescues.  Additional topics include descriptions of stations and daily life of the surfmen in the Life-Saving Service and Coast Guard, and an article about the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in Ireland.