Damariscove Island Station Site

Boothbay, ME

Also known as Damariscove Island (1898-1902); Damiscove Island (1903-1939); Damariscove Island (1940-1960)

The Damariscove Island Station Site site was established in 1897


This is not an active site. It was active 1897-1960


This site was closed (in) 1960


This is the original site location


Designation number: 8

Station closed in 1960 and replaced by Station Boothbay Harbor. 1897 station house survives at this site and is privately owned.

Station Site Notes:

1882 site selected and title secured; 1885 preparations for construction; 1896 proposals for construction will soon be invited; 1897 contracts for new station made, will probably be completed during present fiscal year; 1898 completed and put into commission; 1916 launching facilities extensively improved; 1921 launchway remodeled and power hoist provided, and well driven for satisfactory water supply (USLSS Annual Reports). First keeper appointed 12/3/1897 (USCG Historian's Website). 1960 replaced by Boothbay Harbor (Tim Dring).

Buildings at this Station Site

The 1897 station house is surviving at this site

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