Men hoisting a man up to a rooftop look-out station with rope and pulley, Life Saving Station, Biddeford Pool, Me.

Description

Members of the U.S. Life-Saving Service practice rescue operations using a rope to haul a stranded person to shore at the Fletcher's Neck Life-Saving Station, built in 1874, in Biddeford, Maine. A man in a life preserver is suspended by ropes from the roof of station. The Stick-style wood frame boathouse is ornamented in various manners, including carved dolphins in the lower corners of the gable.

Details

Descriptive Terms

gable roofs
boathouses
Stick Style
frame construction
seashores
life preservers
surfboats
life-saving stations
line-throwing guns
life-saving
government
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 001065
AccessID 1354
Other identifier HNEDID-001065

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USME.0210.0020.006

Date Notes

ca. 1887

Places

Biddeford (York county, Maine)
Fletcher Neck (cape)

Record Details

Originator

Coolidge, Baldwin, 1845-1928 (photographer)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other Organizations

United States. Life-Saving Service

Subjects

Biddeford Pool (Me.)
Ocean Avenue (Biddeford, Me.)
rope carts
United States. Life-Saving Service -- officials and employees

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Geographic / Me. / Biddeford Pool / Modern: Baldwin Coolidge Photos / Large: Unmounted.