The Old Coast Guard Station Maritime MuseumIn 1871 Congress created the United States Life-Saving Service (USLSS), an organization dedicated to rescuing the men and woman whose ships wrecked off of the United States coast. The USLSS built a total of 285 stations across the country. Five stations serviced present-day Virginia Beach: Cape Henry, Seatack, Dam Neck Mills, Little Island, and False Cape. The original Seatack Life-Saving Station was built in 1878, and was located about 200 feet north of its current location. In 1903 the USLSS built a new larger station (this building) at Seatack and later renamed it the Virginia Beach Life-Saving Station.
|Placed By||The Virginia Beach Historic Preservation Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, July 1st, 2017 at 3:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 413035 N 4078933|
|Decimal Degrees||36.85231667, -75.97550000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 51.139', W 75° 58.53'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 51' 8.34" N, 75° 58' 31.8" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2401 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach VA 23451, US|
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