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Duties of Keepers and Crews

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Before the lifesaving stations were manned fulltime in 1905, they operated on an active season and inactive season. Active meant fulltime operation between September 1 and May 1, and inactive meant the summer months when only the keeper was on duty. This article describes station activities for every day of the week; a beach apparatus drill by the keeper and seven surfmen; beach patrols and tower watches; equipment used for rescues; and surfboats.
Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 4 Issue 2, Winter 1977, p15-19, 22-23, 26-27, il