Highland Station Site

Truro, MA

Also known as Highlands (1873-1882); Highland (1883-1952)

The Highland Station Site site was established in 1873


This is not an active site. It was active 1873-1947


This site was closed (in) 1952


This is the original site location


Designation number: 36

Station closed in 1947 and turned over to GSA in 1955. Property transferred to the National Park Service in 1969 as part of Cape Cod National Seashore. Station buildings torn down in 1958

Station Site Notes:

1872 site selected and in the process of construction; 1873 completed and equipped 1/1873; 1886 and 1887 contracts entered into for repairs and enlargements; 1888 extensive repairs and enlargements made (USLSS Annual Reports). First keeper appointed 12/12/1872; Highland Lifeboat Station and Cape Cod Light Station consolidated in 1947 and became "Cape Cod Light and Lifeboat Station." Station disappeared from the records in 1952(?) [1953]. Turned over to GSA in 1955 and subsequently turned over to the National Park Service in 1969 (USCG Historian's Website).

Buildings at this Station Site

There are no surviving station houses at this site.

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