Fort Lauderdale (USCG Base Six) Station Site

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Also known as Fort Lauderdale (USCG Base Six)

The Fort Lauderdale (USCG Base Six) Station Site site was established in 1968 (at this site, 1875 at original site)


This site was closed (in) 1975 (at this site, between 2005 and 2007 at last [3rd] site)


This site was moved in 1975. Moved to new [3rd] site in 1975 but retained name. Active from 1875 to 1930 at original site. (See Station ID # 270.1 and 270.3)


This is an active site from 1968-1975


Designation number: NA

Station closed in 1975 at this site and moved to a new location. Fate of 1968 station house unknown.

Station Site Notes:

1875 contract entered into, building rapidly progressing; 1876 in the process of equipment; 1882 extensive repairs (USLSS Annual Reports). Destroyed by the Hurricane of 1930; The Fort Lauderdale site was reserved from the public domain for lifesaving purposes, by Executive Order dated August 2, 1875. The original site comprised approximately 14 acres. The first keeper was appointed October 7, 1876; as of 1929 the station was listed as a House of Refuge under the operational control of "Base Six." Coast Guard Base Six was located on the southern end of the Fort Lauderdale Site, north of the New River Inlet, out through in 1922. The Base was established on June 9, 1924, and was occupied by 33 men from the Coast Guard Cutter Yamacraw in September 1924 (USCG Historian's Website).

Buildings at this Station Site

The 1968 station house is surviving at this site

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