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Development of Hatteras Island Stations

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Although coastal life-saving activities date back to 1848 in New Jersey and New York, the United States Life-Saving Service was not officially established until April 20, 1871. Construction of the first three of eleven life-saving stations on Hatteras Island began in 1874. Stations were usually built five to seven miles apart to insure as much coverage of the beach as possible. The article includes a map which locates the eleven stations and a chart which positions the stations by longitude and latitude.
Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 4 Issue 2, Winter 1977, p3-6, il, map