The Lifesaving Service was the precursor to our modern day Coast Guard and the tales of the men who served (and the women who supported them) are incredible, to say the least!
My husband was a tour guide/docent there, before it was taken over by the state. He headed the U.S. Coast Guard HQ Photo Team, for many years and worked closely with their historian, so he knew an incredible amount about its history. Sadly, he was replaced by volunteers, who were young and well-meaning, but didn't have the wealth of knowledge he possesses.
Too bad the state didn't realize what it had!
It's still worth a visit, though, because this is a part of our history that few of us know about and really should!! And this should also motivate visitors to get to know more about the present day Coast Guard - an incredible military/humanitarian service, for SO many reasons!
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