U.S. Lighthouse Service Airways Division

I discovered the Airways Division of the Lighthouse Bureau quite by accident, while I was indexing Lighthouse Service Bulletins for research purposes. The idea that the Lighthouse Bureau had supervised civil aviation in its very early days astounded me, and so I looked for further records of that 1926-1932 period. I used what I found to write a two-part article published in 2008 in The Keepers’ Log, the quarterly journal of the U.S. Lighthouse Society. The two articles are available below as PDF files:

USLHS Airways Part 1

USLHS Airways Part 2

Having transcribed all the documentation that I collected from the National Archives and from other sources, I want to share it with interested readers. It’s available below as a PDF file:

USLHS Airways research