Fishers Island Station Site

Southold, NY

Also known as Fishers Island

The Fishers Island Station Site site was established in 1956 (at this site, 1849? [1904?] at original site) (see note below on station establishment in Construction Research Notes)


This site was closed (in) 1988 (at this site, still active at current [4th] site)


This site was moved in 1988. Moved to new [4th] site in 1988 but retained name. Active from (1849? to before 1871) to 1904 at original site, and from 1904 to 1956 at second site. (See Station ID # 80.1, 80.2 and 80.4)


This is an active site from 1956-1988


Designation number: NA

Station closed in 1988 at this site and moved to a new location nearby. 1941 station house survives at this site and was sold to the Fishers Island Ferry District for use a ticket office.

Station Site Notes:

Note: Although a USLSS boathouse was built on Fishers island in 1849?, it was closed before 1871 and the station was not listed as active until the construction of a new station house in 1904. 1901 site selected for new station; 1902 plans and specifications being prepared for new station; 1903 contract awarded; 1904 new station established; 1916 launching facilities extensively repaired (USLSS Annual Reports). Moved to new site on Silver Eel Pond from East Harbor on October 14, 1956. Station commissioning on October 26, 1956 "climaxed a complete remodeling which began last February." (The Day Newspaper 10/27/1956). The coast guard also took over three Fort Wright residences across Silver Eel Pond for personnel and another two-family brick house near the station house.

Buildings at this Station Site

The 1941 station house (originally built as a fire house for Fort H.G. Wright) is surviving at this site

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