Friday, October 31, 2008
Old Harbor Station, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
This is the old life saving station. It was originally in Chatham and moved, by barge, across to the tip of Cape Cod. I was able to see the restoration progress when I vacationed on the Cape every fall. It is finished now and opened to the public. The Life-Saving Service started with the Massachusetts Humane Society in 1786. The lives they saved were those of seamen on shipwrecks off the Northeast Coast. It has a fascinating history,
A book on this has been written by Richard G. Ryder and published by Ram Island Press.