Station Site Notes:
1879 in the process of erection; 1880 manned and in operation; 1887 repairs made to boathouse; 1920 all buildings at station destroyed by hurricane of 9/14/1919 (USLSS Annual Reports). Station Port Aransas was established by an act of Congress in June, 1878. For 30 years it was on land owned by the state of Texas. In 1911 the present site was purchased by the U.S. Government at a price of $750.00. The station was destroyed during the hurricane of 1919 and was rebuilt; failure in the foundation of the building required its replacement in 1976. The new building?s look preserved the time-proven designs of the Texas coastal islands. Living quarters and administrative functions were divided into two separate pavilions covering an area of 20,500 square feet of floor space. This station was dedicated on November 19, 1976 (USCG Historian's Website).