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Lifesaving Service (U.S.)

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[Flag of Lifesaving Service] by Joe McMillan, 30 June 2001
Lifesaving Service Station Pennant

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Before being incorporated into the Coast Guard, the Lifesaving Service was divided into 12 districts. Stations in each district were distinguished by a pennant divided into three vertical stripes, blue, white, and red, with a white star in the upper hoist. This pennant was displayed below a flag identifying the district:

Joe McMillan, 30 June 2001
Source: "Official Danger, Distress and Storm Signal Codes for Signal Service Sea-Coast Stations and Mariners (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1883) (a small book issued by the War Department's Chief Signal Officer)