Indian River Life-Saving Station

Indian River Life-Saving Station (HMOS0)

Location: Millsboro, DE 19966 Sussex County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 38.018', W 75° 4.055'

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With the expansion of the nation's maritime commerce following the Civil War, the need for improved methods of assisting ships in distress was apparent. Built in 1876 by the United States Life-Saving Service, the Indian River Life-Saving Station was part of a network of similar facilities which were constructed along the Atlantic seaboard. In 1915, the Life-Saving Service and Revenue Cutter Service were merged to form the modern-day United States Coast Guard. The Coast Guard continued to operate the Indian River Station until it was decommissioned following a devastating coastal storm in 1962. The property was later transferred to the State of Delaware. For a time the Station was utilized as a maintenance facility by the state's Transportation agency. Then it became part of Delaware Seashore State Park. In 1997, the facility was extensively renovated and restored to its 1905 appearance. It is now operated by the Delaware Seashore Preservation Foundation in partnership with the Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation.
The Indian River Life-Saving Station was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
HM NumberHMOS0
Marker NumberSC-148
Year Placed2001
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 9:44am PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] BRIDGER1963  [2] BRIDGER1963  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 494117 N 4276123
Decimal Degrees38.63363333, -75.06758333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 38.018', W 75° 4.055'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 38' 1.08" N, 75° 4' 3.30" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 25039 Coastal Hwy, Millsboro DE 19966, US
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