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

Collection Type

  • Photography

Location Note

Stereo views: R.I.: Block Island

GUSN

GUSN-195489

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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)

Details

Descriptive Terms

gable roofs
boathouses
Stick Style
flags
life-saving stations
life-saving
stereographs
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000602
AccessID 834
Other identifier HNEDID-000602

Physical Description

1 stereograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.04.01.USRI.0020.0010.001

Date Notes

1874-1910

Places

Block Island island (Washington county, Rhode Island) [island]
Old Harbor (Washington county, Rhode Island) [harbor]

Record Details

Originator

William, J. A. (photographer)

Material Type

stereographs
photographs

Other Organizations

United States. Life-Saving Service

Subjects

United States. Life-Saving Service -- officials and employees

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Stereo views: R.I.: Block Island