Harbor Beach Station Site

Harbor Beach, MI

Also known as Sand Beach Harbor (1878-1882); Sand Beach (1883-1902); Harbor Beach (1903-present)

The Harbor Beach Station Site site was established in 1935 (at this site, 1881 at original site)


This site was closed (in) 1987


This site was moved in 1987. Moved to new [3rd] site in 1987 but retained name. Active from 1881 to 1935 at original site. (See Station ID # 329.1 and 329.3)


This is an active site from 1935-1987


Designation number: 247

Station closed in 1987 at this site and moved to new location. 1935 station house torn down in September 2007.

Station Site Notes:

1878 work to start spring 1879; 1879 sites selected and title secured; 1881 erected and put into operation; 1914 breakwater destroyed and boathouse wrecked by storm; 1915 breakwater rebuilt and boathouse repaired (USLSS Annual Reports). Station was moved in 1898; Turned over to GSA in 1958 (USCG Historian's Website). Original lifeboat station was established in 1881, known as ?Sand Beach?. Station was moved in 1898 and renamed Station Harbor Beach. It was closed on April 1, 1973. During the Second World War, the facilities were enlarged to allow for the training of new recruits. Station Harbor Beach was a seasonal station only open in the summer time. However, it will become fully operational and open year round in the summer of 2004. 1958 original location closed (Tim Dring).

Buildings at this Station Site

There are no surviving station houses at this site.

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