Point Reyes Lifeboat Station

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Point Reyes Lifeboat Station
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view from the west-northwest, circa 1960
Point Reyes Lifeboat Station is located in California
Point Reyes Lifeboat Station
Nearest city Inverness, California
Coordinates 37°59′38″N 122°58′26″W / 37.99389°N 122.97389°W / 37.99389; -122.97389Coordinates: 37°59′38″N 122°58′26″W / 37.99389°N 122.97389°W / 37.99389; -122.97389
Area 13 acres (5.3 ha)
Built 1927
Architect Maurer,Fred J.; US Coast Guard
NRHP Reference # 85002756[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 7, 1985[1]
Designated NHL December 20, 1989[2]

Point Reyes Lifeboat Station, also known as Point Reyes Lifeboat Rescue Station, was built in 1927 by the United States Lifesaving Service (precursor to the United States Coast Guard). It used rail launched 36 foot motorized lifeboats to aid ships foundering on Point Reyes.[3] It was a replacement to another station that was built in 1888 on a bluff overlooking South Point Reyes Beach. It remains the only unaltered instance of this type of station on the West Coast.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985,[1] and it was further declared a National Historic Landmark in 1989.[2][3]

Point Reyes Lifeboat Rescue Station Inverness CA 5-31-2010 2-22-51 PM.JPG

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  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b c "Point Reyes Lifeboat Station". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-11-18. 
  3. ^ a b James P. Delgado (July 10, 1989). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Point Reyes Lifeboat Station" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 3 photos, exterior, from 1950 and 1960. PDF (818 KB)

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