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Assateague Beach, Virginia
The Assateague Beach Life-Saving Station on Assateague Island was commissioned in 1875.
Photograph collection of George M. Hurley.
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This station responded to fifteen major shipwrecks.

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
The Bethany Beach Life-Saving Station was commissioned in 1907.
Photograph collection of Marge Wellborn.
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The station saw no shipwreck activity.


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

Cobb’s Island, Virginia
The Cobb's Island Life-Saving Station was commissioned in 1875.
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The first station burned to the ground several years after completion.
The second station was built in 1880.
Neither of the early stations has survived the elements of time.
The station responded to twenty-four major shipwrecks.

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Read about this station and the shipwreck of the Laura Tompkins, 1913

Fenwick Island, Delaware
The Fenwick Island Life-Saving Station was commissioned in 1891.
Photograph collection George M. Hurley
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No photograph can be located of the building. This is the Fenwick Island Light House complex located nearby the station. This station responded to two major shipwrecks the Odorilla in 1891, and the O.D. Witherell in 1911. No loss of life occurred.

Green Run, Maryland
The Green Run Life-Saving Station on Assateague Island was commissioned in 1875.
Photograph collection of Richard Tittermary, LCDR, USCG.
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It was the first life-saving station to be built on the Maryland coast.
This station responded to fourteen major shipwrecks.

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Read about this station and the shipwrecks of the Blizzard of 1883
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Hog Island, Virginia
The Hog Island Life-Saving Station was commissioned in 1875.
Photograph collection of Annie P. Quillen.
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This photograph is of the 2nd of a total of five different stations to be erected on the island. This station responded to twenty-four major shipwrecks. The Keeper and surfmen of the Hog Island station received the Gold and Silver Life-Saving Medals for their heroic efforts at the scene of the shipwreck San Albano, in 1892.

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Read about this station and the shipwreck of the Lena, 1884
Read about this station and the shipwreck of the San Albano, 1892

Indian River, Delaware
The Indian River Life-Saving Station was commissioned in 1876.
Photograph collection of George Rufus Phillips.
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This station responded to seven major shipwrecks.
The building today serves as the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum.

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Read about this station and the shipwreck of the Red Wing, 1891

Isle of Wight, Maryland
The Isle of Wight Life-Saving Station was commissioned in 1898.
Photograph collection of Ella B. Quillen.
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The station was built at today's 83rd Street in Ocean City.
This station saw no shipwreck activity.


Lewes, Delaware
The Lewes Life-Saving Station was commissioned in 1884.
Photograph collection of Delaware Hall of Records.
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This station responded to forty-seven major shipwrecks.

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Read about this station and the shipwreck of the Luther A Roby, 1896

Metomkin Inlet, Virginia
The Metomkin Inlet Life-Saving station was commissioned in 1889.
Photograph collection of Lawrence Jester.
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This photograph shows the extensive damage caused by the Storm of 1933. The buildings no longer exist. This station responded to four major shipwrecks.

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Read about this station and the shipwreck of the Pendleton Sisters, 1882

North Beach, Maryland
The North Beach Life-Saving Station on Assateague Island was commissioned in 1884.
Photograph collection of Anna L. Callaway.
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This station responded to eight major shipwrecks.

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Ocean City, Maryland
The Ocean City Life-Saving Station was commissioned in 1878.
Photograph collection of George M. Hurley.
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The station was built at today's Caroline Street.
The building was moved in December of 1977 to a new location on the Boardwalk at the Inlet. Today the building houses the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum. This station responded to seven major shipwrecks.

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Read about this station and the shipwreck of the Sallie W. Kaye, 1883
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Parramore’s Beach, Virginia
The Parramore's Beach Life-Saving Station was commissioned in 1884.
Photograph collection of George M. Hurley.
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The station house was struck by lightening and burned to the ground.
This station responded to seven major shipwrecks.

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Read about this station and the shipwreck of the Sarah Shubert. 1884

Pope’s Island, Virginia
The Pope's Island Life-Saving Station on Assateague Island was commissioned in 1878.
Photograph by David L. Brittingham. Collection of George M. Hurley.
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This station responded to four major shipwrecks.

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Read about this station and the shipwreck of the Hannah M. Lollis, 1892

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
The Rehoboth Beach Life-Saving Station was commissioned in 1878.
Photograph collection of Lewes Historical Society.
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This station responded to four major shipwrecks and assisted its sister stations Lewes and Cape Henlopen in many rescues.

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Read about this station and the shipwrecks of the Great Storm of 1889 on the Delaware Cape

Smith Island, Virginia
The Smith Island Life-Saving Station was commissioned in 1875.
Photograph collection of Richard Tittermary. LCDR,USCG.

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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

Wachapreague - Cedar Island, Virginia
The Wachapreague Life-Saving Station was commissioned in 1875.
Photograph collection of Annie P. Quillen.
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This is the second station to be built on Cedar Island. This station house was destroyed during the Storm of 1933. The building no longer exists. This station responded to sixteen major shipwrecks.

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Read about this station and the shipwreck of the Maddalena Secondo. 1882

Wallop’s Island, Virginia
The Wallop's Island Life-Saving Station was commissioned in 1884.
Photograph collection of George M. Hurley
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The station house was destroyed by the Storm of 1933 and replaced with the station house pictured here. This station responded to eight major shipwrecks.

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Read about this station and the shipwreck of the William B. Wood. 1889

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