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Annual Reports


Annual Reports for the USLSS were published each year from 1876 to 1914. On January 20, 1915 the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service and U.S. Life-Saving Service were combined and renamed United States Coast Guard.

The USLSS Annual Reports summarize the operations and activities of the service for that year. They include information regarding the establishment of stations, the design and procurement of equipment, statistics regarding maritime activity, accidents, shipwrecks and casualties, and descriptions of related life-saving operations.

In our education and resource section of the web site, the annual reports are hosted by Google Books in a searchable web format document. For example, for information about USLSS operations for a particular year, select the year and click on the “read book” to view the entire report. To search for information on a particular station, select the year of interest from the links below, then enter “Station name” in the “Search in the book” box.

We hope this tool makes it easier for researchers and those just interested in the Life-Saving Service to learn more about the operations, rescues and duties of the lifesavers.