Ocean City Life Saving Station Museum
Smith Island, Virginia
Photograph collection of Richard Tittermary. LCDR,USCG.

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The Smith Island Life-Saving Station was commissioned in 1875.

This photograph shows not only the station, but also the Smith Island Light House. The wreck of the ship Massaoit, abreast of the station, can be seen in this 1914 photograph. The station responded to twenty-four major shipwrecks.










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Read about this station and the shipwreck of the Albert Daily, 1883