Template:Cite uscghist

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Usage

This template creates a {{cite web}} citation to the United States Coast Guard Historical information site for lighthouses.

Parameters

There is one mandatory unnamed parameter, a two letter postal abbreviation of the state, or one of:

  • PANAMA for Panama
  • CUBA for Cuba
  • PACIFIC for Pacific Rim
  • AWI for West Indies / Virgin Islands
  • PR for Puerto Rico

It must be in upper case.

In addition, on can state the date which appears on the bottom right of the page, using the |date= field, and/or the date the page was accessed, using the accessdate field.

Error checking is done, thus using {{cite uscghist|CO}} will result in an error since there are no lighthouses in Colorado:

"Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Error: invalid state or no state when using {{[[Template:cite uscghist|cite uscghist]]}}". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office.  Wikilink embedded in URL title (help)

Examples:

{{cite uscghist|MA}}
"Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Massachusetts". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office. 

{{cite uscghist|AWI}}
"Historic Light Station Information and Photography: West Indies / Virgin Islands". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office. 

With accessdate and date

{{cite uscghist|PACIFIC|accessdate=2010-07-30|date=2009-08-08}}
"Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Pacific Rim". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office. 2009-08-08. Retrieved 2010-07-30.