Sleeping Bear Point Life Saving Station. Historical

Sleeping Bear Point Life Saving Station. Historical (HM1WDK)

Location: Glen Arbor, MI 49636 Leelanau County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 54.45', W 86° 2.058'

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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

More then fifty ships have wrecked along this stretch of Lake Michigan. These buildings housed the men of the United States Life Saving Service who guarded this hazardous shore. Equipped with line throwing cannons and rowing life boats, they stood ready to help ships in distress. Still, the most important life saving tool was the skill, courage and dedication of the men and women who live here.

Built in 1901 along the dunes of Sleeping Bear Point, the station was nearly buried by the moving sand. Horses pulled the building to this site in 1930. The Life Saving Service became a part of the U.S. Coast Guard. The station served until the early 1940's.
Placed ByNational Park Service US Department of Interior
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Date Added Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 576234 N 4973128
Decimal Degrees44.90750000, -86.03430000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 54.45', W 86° 2.058'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 54' 27" N, 86° 2' 3.48" W
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Area Code(s)231
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Sleeping Bear Dunes Rd, Glen Arbor MI 49636, US
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