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Race Point Life-Saving Station Stable.

This is one of two buildings that have served all three stations at this site: the Life-Saving Station, the Coast Guard Station, and now the National Park Service Ranger Station. It was constructed around 1888 as a stable for the Life-Saving Service. Some time before 1920, it was moved and turned into a boathouse by the Coast Guard. It is currently the Oversand Station, where seasonal and 7-day permits are issued for off-road vehicles and self-contained vehicles operating in the beaches of the Cape Cod National Seashore. The lookout cupola shown in the vintage postcard no longer exists.

¶ Last updated on 22 April 2017. ¶ Image courtesy of the Provincetown History Preservation Project, Dowd Collection, Page 4499. (Scrapbooks of Althea Boxell, Book 10, Page 126.)

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