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Wallis Sands Station Site (1890)

Rye, NH
Established: 1890
Active: No

Station closed in 1937. Station house torn down in 2006 to make way for the Surf Club of Rye.

Site Information

Site ID Number: 22

Site Category: Original Location

Site's Only Location: Yes

All Names: Wallis Sands

Station Number in 1916-1939 Annual Reports: 13

Established Before 1965: Yes

Station Site Active: No

Year Established: 1890

When Closed: 1937

Years Location Active: 1890-1937 (Listed as inactive 1938)


South of entrance to Portsmouth Harbor





Surviving Buildings and Site Notes

Surviving Station Houses: 


Other Surviving Buildings and Structures: 

None (foundation ruins)

Station Site Notes: 

1890 constructed and put into operation (USLSS Annual Reports). First keeper appointed 4/22/1890; station listed as inactive in 1938 and disappeared from the listings in 1939 (USCG Historian's Website).