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Stereograph of the New Shoreham Life-Saving Station, Block Island, R.I., undated

PC001.04.01.USRI.0020.0010.001 (RS602)

Description

A stereograph of eight men standing near the boathouse of the New Shoreham Life-Saving Station at Old Harbor on Block Island, Rhode Island. A flag flies from the lookout cupola. The Stick Style building was constructed in 1874 as a station of the United States Life-Saving Service, which later became the Coast Guard in 1915. "The New Shoreham Life-Saving Station is one of the last survivors of the many Atlantic seaboard stations built to government specifications from Maine to Florida. It was in use for about sixteen years in Old Harbor on Block Island, Rhode Island. Before the turn of the century it was auctioned off, moved several hundred feet, and used as a stable and blacksmith shop. In 1967 it was purchased by the Block Island Club and moved another two miles overland to Great Salt Pond, where it was to be converted to a clubhouse. In July 1968, it was brought to Mystic Seaport by barge in exchange for a reproduction." (www.mysticseaport.org)

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Date Notes
1874-1910
Physical Description
1 stereograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000602
AccessID: 834
Other identifier: HNEDID-000602
GUSN
195489
Reference Code
PC001.04.01.USRI.0020.0010.001

Record details

Originator
William, J. A. (photographer)
Other Organizations
United States. Life-Saving Service
Descriptive Terms
Stick Style
boathouses
flags
gable roofs
life-saving
life-saving stations
Material Type
photographs
stereographs
Subjects
United States. Life-Saving Service -- officials and employees
Places
Block Island island (Washington county, Rhode Island) [island]
Old Harbor (Washington county, Rhode Island) [harbor]
Places (Buildings)
New Shoreham Life-Saving Station (Block Island, R.I.)
Location Note
Stereo views: R.I.: Block Island

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