Great Wass Island Station Site

Beals, ME

Also known as Great Wass Island

The Great Wass Island Station Site site was established in 1904


This is not an active site. It was active 1904-1946


This site was closed (in) 1946


This is the original site location


Designation number: 4

Station closed in 1946 and replaced by Moose Peak Station. Station house does not survive, but boathouse does and is privately owned.

Station Site Notes:

1903 contract entered into for rebuilding old station at Crumple Island to be located on Great Wass Island; 1904 new station completed (USLSS Annual Reports). The Work Relief and Public Works Appropriation Act of 1938 provided $53,550 for a new site, dwelling and equipment building - $38,000 for new boats and equipment, $41,972 for a new boathouse and launchway, and $33,060 for new telephone submarine cables; disappeared from listings in 1947; 1951 turned over to GSA (USCG Historian's Website).

Buildings at this Station Site

There are no surviving station houses at this site.

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