Assateague Beach Station Site

Assateague Island?, VA

Also known as Assateague Beach

The Assateague Beach Station Site site was established in 1875


This is not an active site. It was active 1875-1922


This site was closed (in) 1922 (at this site, 1967 at new [2nd] site)


This is the original site location


Designation number: 150

Station closed in 1922 at this site and moved to another location. Station site turned over to GSA in 1965 and transferred to the Fish and Wildlife Service in 1966 as part of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Station house does not survive. Station house was dismantled in 1950 and some of the lumber was used to build cottages on Piney Island in Chincoteague.

Station Site Notes:

1874 contract; 1875 erected; 1879 hurricane damage repaired (USLSS Annual Reports). Turned over to GSA in 1956. Transferred to Fish and Wildlife Service in 1956 (USCG Historian's Website).

Buildings at this Station Site

There are no surviving station houses at this site.

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