Cranberry Island Station Site

Cranberry Isles, ME

Also known as Little Cranberry Island (1878-1882); Cranberry Isles (1883-1902); Cranberry Islands (1902-1916); Cranberry Island (1917-1946)

The Cranberry Island Station Site site was established in 1879


This is not an active site. It was active 1879-1946


This site was closed (in) 1946


This is the original site location


Designation number: 5

Station closed in 1946 and turned over to GSA in 1951. Replaced by Southwest Harbor Station? 1879 station house survives at this site and is privately owned.

Station Site Notes:

1873 boat house will be placed on Cranberry Island; 1878 work to start spring 1879; 1879 occupied by crew (USLSS Annual Reports). First keeper appointed 8/27/1879 (USCG Historian's Website); 1889 repairs and improvements (USLSS Annual Reports); 1946 station permanently relocated and consolidated with the Southwest Harbor Depot (USCG Historian's Website).

Buildings at this Station Site

The 1879 station house is surviving at this site

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