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Indian River Life-Saving Station

The Indian River Life-Saving Station was established at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware in 1876 to rescue mariners shipwrecked along the Delaware coast, as part of the United States Life-Saving …
The Indian River Life-Saving Station was established at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware in 1876 to rescue mariners shipwrecked along the Delaware coast, as part of the United States Life-Saving Service. It was designed in 1874 as a 1+1⁄2-story board-and-batten frame structure with decorative brackets supporting overhanging eaves in a version of the Queen Anne style. It sheltered a surfboat which could be quickly rolled out through double doors facing the beach and down a ramp to the water. The main station house remains of what was once a complex that included a barn, stable, meat house, feed house and privy. An auxiliary boathouse stood about a mile to the south. The original plans for the station survive.

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Oct 4, 2021
Very good experience in the regular hours in the day and during the lantern tour. Website says the museum opens at 8 on Saturday but audio tour is available only starting from 9 on the Delaware Seas… Full review by Yi N
Oct 5, 2020
My wife and I visited the Life Saving Station Museum at Indian River recently. The fee is nominal to get in and is worth it to help keep this historic site available to the public. We learned a lot a… Full review by Curt K
Dec 26, 2019
Learned all.about life saving techniques in early Delare. Equipment was interesting and displays and equipment were informative. Good for adults as well as children. Full review by WJR1948

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