Cape May Station Site

Cape May, NJ

Also known as Cape May (1848-1916); Cape May Point (1923-1948); Cape May (1948-present) There were two stations named Cape May between 1878 and 1882.

The Cape May Station Site site was established in 1948? (at this site, 1849 at original site)


This site was moved in NA. Active from 1848 to 1948? at original site. (See Station ID # 166.1)


This is an active site from 1948?-present


Designation number: NA

Station still active at this site. 1964 station house survives.

Station Site Notes:

1876 constructed on the Centennial grounds in Philadelphia and about to be moved to Cape May; 1877 transferred to Cape May; 1896 old and inadequate station replaced; 1897 old inadequate stations rebuilt; 1920 riprap stone protection constructed (USLSS Annual Reports). A Life Saving Station was opened at Cape May Point in 1849. In 1866 a new site was acquired. In 1876 a station was built and exhibited at the Centennial Exposition at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At the conclusion of the exposition the station was moved to Cape May and placed upon the Lighthouse Reservation (USCG Historian's Website).

Buildings at this Station Site

The 1964 station house is surviving at this site

View Buildings at this Station Site