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

Collection Type

  • Photography

Location Note

Geographic / Mass. / Hull / Lifesaving Crew / Large.

GUSN

GUSN-196281

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

Descriptive Terms

government
lighthouses
coastlines
seashores
uniforms
carts
schooners
surfboats
breeches buoys
life-saving stations
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 001268
AccessID 2070
Other identifier HNEDID-001268

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.1430.0050.001

Date Notes

26 April 1893

Places

Hull (Plymouth County, Massachusetts)
Little Brewster Island (Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [island]

Record Details

Originator

Coolidge, Baldwin, 1845-1928 (photographer)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other Organizations

United States. Life-Saving Service

Subjects

Boston Light (Mass.)
Nantasket Roads (Mass.)
rope carts
United States. Life-Saving Service -- officials and employees

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Geographic / Mass. / Hull / Lifesaving Crew / Large.