US Lighthouse Service Hat Pin
This pin is an exact replica of an early hat pin of the United States Light House Establishment, which later became known as the United States Lighthouse Service. It depicts a whistling buoy and a spar buoy, symbolizing the varied navigational duties of the United States Light House Establishment.
This pin was originally to be worn on the hats of the keepers of supply depots and on the helmets of the security guards (lighthouse police) at the larger depots However many early lighthouse keepers also wore this pin on their hats until a new emblem depicting a lighthouse with a cluster was mandated as part of the uniform.
This is unique lighthouse collectible that offers a glimpse into the past that can be affixed to your hat, jacket, purse, tote bag, or vest and will show your love of lighthouses and the history associated with them.
In 1939 the U.S. Lighthouse Service, which was officially known as the United States Bureau of Lighthouses, was dissolved and it duties were taken over by the United States Coast Guard.
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