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Old Harbor Station Site (1897)

Chatham, MA
Established: 1897
Active: No

Station closed in 1944 and sold in 1947. Station purchased by the National Park Service in 1973 as part of Cape Cod National Seashore. 1898 station house survives but was moved to Provincetown in the winter of 1977-78 by the National Park Service. Site underwater.

Site Information

Site ID Number: 54

Site Category: Original Location

Site's Only Location: Yes

All Names: Old Harbor

Station Number in 1916-1939 Annual Reports: 41

Established Before 1965: Yes

Station Site Active: No

Year Established: 1897

When Closed: 1944

Years Location Active: 1897-1921 and 1925-1944 (Listed as inactive 1922-1924)


north of Chatham Inlet, Chatham





Surviving Buildings and Site Notes

Surviving Station Houses: 

None at this site. 1898 station house (moved to new site in Provincetown in winter of 1977-78)

Other Surviving Buildings and Structures: 


Station Site Notes: 

1897 contracts for new station made, will probably be completed during present fiscal year; 1898 completed and put into commission; 1910 less extensive repairs and improvements (USLSS Annual Reports). First keeper assigned 11/23/1897; station not listed in 1945. Property abandoned in 1947 (USCG Historian's Website).