Damariscove Lifesaving Station

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Damariscove Lifesaving Station
Damariscove Lifesaving Station is located in Maine
Damariscove Lifesaving Station
Nearest city Boothbay, Maine
Coordinates 43°45′17″N 69°36′58″W / 43.75472°N 69.61611°W / 43.75472; -69.61611Coordinates: 43°45′17″N 69°36′58″W / 43.75472°N 69.61611°W / 43.75472; -69.61611
Area less than one acre
Built 1897
Architect Mendelheff,Victor
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 87000924[1]
Added to NRHP June 25, 1987

The Damariscove Lifesaving Station is located on Damariscove Island in Boothbay, Maine. The station was built in 1897 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 25, 1987.

History[edit]

In 1897, the station was built on the southern end of the island in response to the frequent shipwrecks on the ledges and shoals that surround the island. The station was manned by the United States Life-Saving Service and then the U.S. Coast Guard until 1959. The station is now privately owned.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ http://www.boatmaine.us/damariscove-island.aspx Accessed March 30, 2010.