Point Reyes Lifeboat Station

Point Reyes Lifeboat Station

Infobox_nrhp | name =Point Reyes Lifeboat Station
nrhp_type =nhl

caption =
nearest_city= Inverness, California
lat_degrees = 37
lat_minutes = 59
lat_seconds = 38
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 122
long_minutes = 58
long_seconds = 26
long_direction = W
locmapin = California
area =
built =1927
architect= Maurer,Fred J.; US Coast Guard
designated= December 20, 1989cite web|url=http://tps.cr.nps.gov/nhl/detail.cfm?ResourceId=1938&ResourceType=Building
title=Point Reyes Lifeboat Station |accessdate=2007-11-18|work=National Historic Landmark summary listing|publisher=National Park Service
added = November 07, 1985cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2007-01-23|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]
governing_body = NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

Point Reyes Lifeboat Station, also known as Point Reyes Lifeboat Rescue Station, was built in 1927 by the United States Lifesaving Service (precursor to the USCGS). It used rail launched 36 foot motorized lifeboats to aid ships foundering on Point Reyes [http://www.nr.nps.gov/writeups/85002756.nl.pdf NHL Writeu [] ] . It was a replacement to another station that was built in 1888. It remains the only unaltered instance of this type of station on the West Coast.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985,, and it was further declared a National Historic Landmark in 1989.citation|title=PDFlink| [http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NHLS/Text/85002756.pdf National Register of Historic Places Registration: Point Reyes Lifeboat Station] |658 KB|date=July 10, 1989 |author=James P. Delgado |publisher=National Park Service and PDFlink| [http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NHLS/Photos/85002756.pdf Accompanying 3 photos, exterior, from 1950 and 1960.] |818 KB]

ee also

*Point Reyes Lighthouse


External links

* [http://www.nps.gov/pore Point Reyes Official Site]
* [http://www.nps.gov/pore/historyculture/people_maritime_lifeboatstation.htm History of Station]

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