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U.S. Life Saving Station, Rockport, in Living Color, 1905

Here is a colorized version of a card I previously posted in black and white, showing the life saving station at Gap Cove in Rockport. Both cards are from The Rotograph Company in New York and bear a 1905 copyright … Continue reading

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Live Saving Station, Rockport, Mass., circa 1905

The U.S. Live Saving Station on Gap Cove in Rockport was built in 1889 and remains there today, now a private residence. Originally named the Gap Cove Station, the name was changed to Straitsmouth Station on July 1, 1902. It … Continue reading

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Launching the Lifeboat, Rockport, Mass., circa 1914

Here is a unique postcard showing the lifesaving crew launching the lifeboat, presumably to help a vessel in distress. I have to assume that the launching is taking place at the U.S. Life Saving Station at Gap Head. The postcard … Continue reading

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U.S. Life Saving Station, Rockport, Mass., 1905

This 1905 picture shows the life saving station that remains at Gap Cove to this day. According to a U.S. Coast Guard history, the station was built in 1889 to replace a station built at Davis Neck in 1874. It … Continue reading

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