life-saving station

life-saving station

[′līf ‚sāv·iŋ ‚stā·shən]
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.
ON A DANGEROUS SEACOAST where shipwrecks often occur there was a once a crude little life-saving station. It was just a hut, and there was only one boat, but the few devoted members kept a constant watch over the sea; with no thought for themselves, they went out day or night tirelessly searching for the lost.
This history is an enticing story of people, estuarine ecological studies, and the morphing of a life-saving station built in 1937 to a state-of-the-art research facility.
Gale-force winds forced them to make their way for the life-saving station on the northeastern shore.
Last summer, the department began revamping the museum in the Coast Guard's old life-saving station near the lighthouse.
Life-Saving Station for the first time, they could never have imagined that it would become their home.
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.
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.
To honor the men of the Eagle Harbor Life-Saving Station, the Keweenaw County Historical Society has opened a museum at the station's old boathouse.
But it also introduces you to recently opened museums--like the Life-Saving Station Museum at Eagle Harbor--as well as hidden gems you may not have discovered on your own.
It authorized the establishment "on the coast of Lake Ontario, two complete life-saving stations and two life-boat stations; on the coast of Lake Erie, one complete life-saving station and four life-boat stations; on the coast of Lake Huron, four complete life-saving stations and one lifeboat station; on the coast of Lake Superior four complete life-saving stations; [and] on the coast of Lake Michigan, three complete lifesaving stations and nine life-boat stations...." (Typically, lifeboat stations were situated within populated areas and staffed by volunteer crews, while lifesaving stations were located in desolate areas and staffed by paid USLSS crew members.)