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(1908)

Race Point Life-Saving Station Main Boathouse.

The main boathouse of the Race Point Life-Saving Station — alternately known in its early years as the Crow Hill Life-Saving Station — was built in 1872 and looked very much like that at Peaked Hill Bars. Capt. Samuel O. Fisher, who’d nearly perished as a surfman when rendering aid to the C. M. Trumbull, was the keeper from 1888 to 1915. He heard the last signal of the steamer Portland during the 1898 gale when she went down with 192 people aboard.

¶ Last updated on 16 April 2017. ¶ Image courtesy of the Provincetown Public Library, Josephine C. Del Deo Heritage Archive.

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