Far Rockaway Station Site

Queens, NY

Also known as Hog Island (west end) (1872-1882); Far Rockaway (1883-1890)

The Far Rockaway Station Site site was established in 1872


This is not an active site. It was active 1872-1890


This site was closed (in) 1890


This is the original site location


Designation number: NA

Station closed in 1890. No station buildings survive at this site.

Station Site Notes:

1872 completed and with apparatus; 1878 repaired?; 1882 moved 2000 feet to new site due to coastal erosion; 1887 rebuilding; 1888 rebuilding completed; 1889 moved because of encroachment of the sea (USLSS Annual Reports). Station is believed to have been destroyed by a sudden gale while being moved across the water to a new site in 1892, but this is not certain (USCG Historian's Website).

Buildings at this Station Site

There are no surviving station houses at this site.

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