Chatham Station Site

Chatham, MA

Also known as Chatham

The Chatham Station Site site was established in 1873


This site was closed (in) 1914 (at this site, still active at current [3rd] site)


This is an active site from 1873-1914


This is the original site location


Designation number: 42

Station closed in 1914 at this site and moved to a new location. No station buildings survive at this site.

Station Site Notes:

1872 site selected and in the process of construction; 1873 completed and equipped 1/1873; 1880 moved to new site due to coastal erosion; 1886/1887 contracts entered into for repairs and enlargements; 1888 extensive repairs and enlargements made; 1914 moved to new site due to storm damage, new buildings necessary; 1915 station rebuilt on new site; 1916 launching facilities extensively improved (USLSS Annual Reports). First keeper appointed 12/12/1872; station moved in 1880, transferred to Fish and Wildlife Service in 1955. New Chatham Station still in operation in 1977 (USCG Historian's Website). 1934 Morris Island boathouse completed; late 1940s moved to present location (Tim Dring).

Buildings at this Station Site

There are no surviving station houses at this site.

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