THE Gallant Crew at a life-saving station
were about to launch their life-boat for a spin along the coast when they discovered, but a little distance away, a capsized vessel with a dozen men clinging to her keel.
The Eagle Harbor Life-Saving Station
was built in 1911 and went into operation in 1912.
Last summer, the department began revamping the museum in the Coast Guard's old life-saving station
near the lighthouse.
Ulrich Muther's life-saving station
on the Eastern Island of Rugen was one of the few '60s space-age visions to be actually built.
Surfmen saved thousands of lives at stations up and down the coasts including Old Harbor, now part of Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts; Sleeping Bear Point and South and North Manitou islands, all part of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on Lake Michigan; Fort Point, now part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area in San Francisco; and Spermaceti Cove Life-Saving Station
at Gateway National Recreation Area in Sandy Hook, New Jersey.
In addition, the museum will host three Family Fun Days throughout the summer, including a book signing with Whitney Stewart, author of Marshall, A Nantucket Sea Rescue inspired by the real-life tale of a friendly Newfoundland dog that was rescued by life-savers at the island's Surfside Life-Saving Station
He led students as they assessed the condition of the Cape Blanco Lighthouse, the coast's oldest standing lighthouse and the third built when it was constructed in 1870, and designed a "use plan" for the Port Orford Life-Saving Station
, among other projects.
Marshall, a friendly Newfoundland dog who was rescued by life-savers at the island's Surfside Life-Saving Station
in 1877, serves as the museum's mascot.
We revealed in December that Transport Secretary philip Hammond planned to axe 10 of the 19 life-saving stations
and slash the operating hours of the rest.