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Marilyn Blaisdell Collection

U.S. LIFESAVING STATION
(Golden Gate - San Francisco)
1890
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Marilyn Blaisell Collection

U.S. LIFESAVING STATION
(Golden Gate - San Francisco)
1890

This is showing the launching area with the Lifesaving Station in the background. Note the dutch windmill. My brother and I used to play these in the 50's. There were two on either side of Golden Gate Park at the beach. Both have since been removed.
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USCG PHOTO

Launching the Surfboat
c 1940

This is the crew from Golden Gate Lifeboat Station launching their surfboat. This is nearly the same location as the photo above with Playland to the left.
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USCG PHOTO

SURFBOAT DRILL
Orleans U.S. Lifesaving Station
1908

A crew launches a lifeboat for surf drill at Orleans Livesaving Station (non-existent now) on the beach in vicinity of Cape Cod, Mass., abreast of Ponchet Island. The men wear old cork type life belts. Kapok filler for life belts, not yet in use in the United States, had been recommended that year before the Board of Lifesaving Appliances.
Established about 1873, Orleans Station was then under the U.S. Lifesaving Service which later was merged with the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service to form the U.S. Coast Guard in 1915. While the two Services were separated, however, officers of the Revenue Cutter Service formulated the plans for surf drills and discipline of lifesaving station crews, and conducted periodical inspections of the station. (USCG)
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USCG PHOTO

SURFBOAT DRILL
Oleans Lifesaving Station
1908

It took skillful, daring surfmen to man lifesaving stations. Constant boat drill kept the crews fit for rescue of lives from shipwrecks, capsized boats, and other offshore distresses. Here the crew from Orleans Lifesaving Station on the coast of Massachusetts in the vicinity of Cape Cod exercises and lay on the oars in surf drill. (USCG)
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USCG PHOTO

SURFBOAT DRILL
Oleans Lifesaving Station
1908

Crew and horse pull a lifeboat ashore after surf drill at Orleans Lifesaving Station. Men wear the old type cork lifesaving belts. It was that year that kapok was being recommended for use in life belts before the Board of Lifesaving Appliances. (USCG)
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USCG PHOTO

ICE RESCUE DRILL
CG Station Buffalo NY
April 08, 1935
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USCG PHOTO

SURFBOAT DRILL
USCG Lifeboat Station Little Creek, VA
c 1940

A 25-ft 6-in. self-bailing pulling surfboat is manned by the crew of U.S. Coast Guard Lifeboat Station, Little Creek, Va.
Little Creek station, located eight and a half miles west of Cape Henry Light, was built in 1937. (USCG)
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USCG PHOTO

POINT BONITA LIFEBOAT STATION
Marine railway
January 26, 1944
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USCG PHOTO

POINT BONITA LIFEBOAT STATION
January 26, 1944

This station is no longer in existence but was located directly below the present light station on the northern side entering the Golden Gate.
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