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Sentinel, Relocated
Old Harbor Station Is Reminder Of Impermanence Of Beach Buildings
by Debra Lawless

The recent demolition of several North Beach camps is a reminder that the beach, and the structures that sit on it, are not permanent.  One of the most notable and historic structures to call the barrier beach home, the Old Harbor Lifesaving Station, was fortunate to find a new home once its useful life was over, and a new book by a Chatham native celebrates that life, both in Chatham and beyond….Read More….

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Students improve life-saving station Project example of required ‘real-world’ learning

Seacoastonline.com

Students improve life-saving station
Project example of required ‘real-world’ learning

By Dave Choate

When it came time to put together a study on potential uses for the historic Wood Island Lifesaving Station off the coast of Kittery, Maine, the town turned to a group of students from the University of New Hampshire.

The students developed relatively cost-conscious ways in which the aging station could be improved and ways it could offer easier access for recreational boaters and interested visitors.

Town Councilor Judy Spiller, a UNH associate provost, reached out to the university about the possibility of having students involved in the project, and in May those students presented three potential options to the council.  Read More…..

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Work to begin on walkway focusing on Muskegon’s maritime heritage

The Muskegon Chronicle

Work to begin on walkway focusing on Muskegon’s maritime heritage
by Dave Alexander

Thousands of visitors and residents each week walk along the south wall of the Muskegon Channel not aware of the history of the area.

From the modern freighters entering Muskegon Lake, to the two Muskegon lighthouses to the historic U.S. Coast Guard Station, there’s plenty to see at the Muskegon Harbor.

And then there is the unseen — the local history and more than 100 years of federal government development and operations in the harbor area. Read More…..

 

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Seacoastonline.com

Students improve life-saving station
Project example of required ‘real-world’ learning

By Dave Choate

When it came time to put together a study on potential uses for the historic Wood Island Lifesaving Station off the coast of Kittery, Maine, the town turned to a group of students from the University of New Hampshire.

The students developed relatively cost-conscious ways in which the aging station could be improved and ways it could offer easier access for recreational boaters and interested visitors.

Town Councilor Judy Spiller, a UNH associate provost, reached out to the university about the possibility of having students involved in the project, and in May those students presented three potential options to the council.  Read More…..

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The Muskegon Chronicle

Work to begin on walkway focusing on Muskegon’s maritime heritage
by Dave Alexander

Thousands of visitors and residents each week walk along the south wall of the Muskegon Channel not aware of the history of the area.

From the modern freighters entering Muskegon Lake, to the two Muskegon lighthouses to the historic U.S. Coast Guard Station, there’s plenty to see at the Muskegon Harbor.

And then there is the unseen — the local history and more than 100 years of federal government development and operations in the harbor area. Read More…..

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