Ocean City Life Saving Station Museum
Cape Henlopen, Delaware
by Photograph collection of Billy Burton Cropper.
The Cape Henlopen Life-Saving Station as it appeared in 1890.

This station was commissioned in 1876.
It was the first station to be built on the Delaware coast.
This station responded to twenty-eight major shipwrecks.
In the photograph the surfmen are practicing the breeches buoy drill.

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Read about this station and the shipwrecks of the Blizzard of 1888