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U.S. Life-Saving Station crew on the beach with lifeboats and equipment, Hull, Mass.

PC001.02.01.USMA.1430.0050.001 (RS1268)

Description

Crew members of the U.S. Life-Saving Service Station at Hull, Massachusetts are shown in this informal portrait. The coast of the south shore from Point Allerton to Scituate was a very dangerous area for ships trying to enter Boston Harbor and there were many shipwrecks. This station was established in 1889. There are two surfboats and breeches buoy equipment on three carts. The three-masted schooner in the background is being towed into the Nantasket Roads past Boston Light on Little Brewster Island.

Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Date Notes
26 April 1893
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 001268
AccessID: 2070
Other identifier: HNEDID-001268
GUSN
196281
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USMA.1430.0050.001

Record details

Originator
Coolidge, Baldwin, 1845-1928 (photographer)
Other Organizations
United States. Life-Saving Service
Descriptive Terms
breeches buoys
carts
coastlines
government
life-saving stations
lighthouses
schooners
seashores
surfboats
uniforms
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Boston Light (Mass.)
Nantasket Roads (Mass.)
United States. Life-Saving Service -- officials and employees
rope carts
Places
Hull (Plymouth County, Massachusetts)
Little Brewster Island (Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [island]
Location Note
Geographic / Mass. / Hull / Lifesaving Crew / Large.

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