In 1891, the present Ocean City Station (the museum) was built. The architecture of the station house (the museum) was referred to as an "1882 type." The architect of record was J. L. Parkinson.
The surfmen stationed at Ocean City became an integral part of the newly developing town. Heroic deeds at sea earned them the respect of everyone.
In 1915 the U. S. Life-Saving Service merged with the Revenue Cutter Service to form the modern day U. S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard used the building until 1964 when they abandoned the station for a newly constructed station located near the Ocean City Inlet.
After much restoration to its exterior, the station house was officially dedicated as a museum on Christmas Day, 1978 and has become Ocean City's Showplace.
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