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