Life-saving stations. by United States. Congress. House

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  • United States. -- Life-Saving Service,
  • California,
  • Maine

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Other titlesTo establish life-saving stations for Maine, California, Michigan and New York
ContributionsUnited States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce
The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
Pagination5 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16113548M

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Spermaceti Cove Life-Saving Station () Location: East of Spermaceti Cove Nearest city: Highlands Owner: National Park Service/Gateway National Recreation Area. Of equal interest are the tales of the men of the United States Life-Saving Service, the forerunner of today's Coast Guard. Spaced along the shore, they aided navigation by responding selflessly to ships in distress, often at their own peril.

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It began in and ultimately merged with the Revenue Cutter Service to form the United States Coast Guard in Agency executive: Sumner Increase Kimball. Soft wraps. Special edition, signed and numbered ofincludes pasted in wood chip from the Surfside Life-Saving Station.

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"The Blue Book says we've got to go out and it doesn't say a damn thing about having to come back.". -Patrick H. Etheridge, KeeperCape Hatteras Life-Saving Station.

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The county has been home to as many as 12 historic light stations, as well as three life-saving stations. Beginning with Pottawatomie Light in and Sturgeon Bay Canal Life-Saving Station inkeepers and surfmen survived both boredom and peril to ensure safe navigation and commerce, while rescuing those in : Arcadia Publishing SC.

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It is a 1 1 ⁄ 2-story gable-roofed features a 4-story, wood-shingled tower topped by a hipped on: 78 Dune Road, Quogue, New York. The mission of the U.S. Life-Saving Service was to rescue those in peril from the sea. To serve that mission, the federal government built coastal stations to house the men and equipment engaged in rescue operations.

Klipsan Beach was the site of a station of the United States Life-Saving station buildings still remain, although they are privately owned. The station is on the National Register of Historic station's name was originally Ilwaco Beach, and only later became known as Klipsan Station.

The station was one of several assigned to provide protection in the area known as the Architect: Arthur B. Bibb.The Sleeping Bear Point Life-Saving Station (now the Maritime Museum) was built in to house the crew and equipment which would be called upon to save the lives of passengers and crew of ships in distress in the Manitou U.S.

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