Ludington United States Coast Guard Station

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Ludington United States Coast Guard Station
Ludington United States Coast Guard Station is located in Michigan
Ludington United States Coast Guard Station
Location 101 S Lakeshore Dr, Ludington, Michigan
Coordinates 43°57′12″N 86°27′34″W / 43.95333°N 86.45944°W / 43.95333; -86.45944Coordinates: 43°57′12″N 86°27′34″W / 43.95333°N 86.45944°W / 43.95333; -86.45944
Area less than one acre
Built 1934 (1934)
Architectural style Bungalow/craftsman
Governing body Federal
NRHP Reference # 10000264[1]
Added to NRHP May 17, 2010

The Ludington United States Coast Guard Station is a Coast Guard facility located at 101 South Lakeshore Drive in Ludington, Michigan. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.[1]

History[edit]

In 1878, Congress first authorized a life-saving station at Ludington.[2] A station was built on the peninsula south of the harbor[3] in 1879.[4] The first crew came to the station in 1880, and in 1883 the station was moved to the present site.[3]

In 1933, the original station was moved to become a private residence, and over the next year the set of building currently at the site were constructed.[4] In 2003, ground was broken on a new station nearby,[2] and the Coast Guard moved the next year.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b "Coast Guard to Break Ground for New Station". Ludington Daily News. August 29, 2003. 
  3. ^ a b James L Cabot (July 31, 1990). "Lifesavers Came to Ludington in 1878". Ludington Daily News. 
  4. ^ a b James L Cabot (July 31, 1990). "Leadership of Present Station Traced". Ludington Daily News. 
  5. ^ James L. Cabot (2005), Ludington: 1830-1930, Arcadia Publishing, p. 50, ISBN 9780738539515 

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