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TheUnited States Lighthouse Service, also known as theBureau of Lighthouses, was the agency of theUnited States Governmentand thegeneral lighthouse authorityfor theUnited Statesfrom the time of its creation in 1910 as the successor of theUnited States Lighthouse Boarduntil 1939 when it was merged into theUnited States Coast Guard. It was responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of alllighthousesandlightvesselsin the United States. In 1910, 11,713 aids to navigation of all types were around the country. Congress abolished the U.S. Light-House Board and created the Bureau of Lighthouses under theDepartment of Commerce.[2] The Board had hired a number of civilians and many of these experienced people took over the roles that the military officers had been playing. Though initially called inspectors, the civilian heads of the districts changed their titles to superintendent. Also at this time, the placement of aids to navigation along rivers had become the responsibility of the Lighthouse Service, and many of these aids were tended on a part-time basis by local citizens called lamp lighters and lamp attendants.[2]

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Dietz Vesta USLHS United States Light house Service

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