Hunniwells Beach Station Site

Phippsburg, ME

Also known as Hunniwells Beach (1883-1922); Kennebec River (1923-1971)

The Hunniwells Beach Station Site site was established in 1883


This is not an active site. It was active 1883-1971


This site was closed (in) 1971


This is the original site location


Designation number: 9

Station closed in 1971. Station house survives at this site and is the Popham Beach Bed & Breakfast.

Station Site Notes:

1882 site selected and title secured; 1883 completed; 1889 repairs and improvements, and moved because of encroachment of the sea; 1921 contracts awarded for repair and remodeling of station building and extension of launchway; 1922 work completed(?) (at 22 stations) (USLSS Annual Reports). First keeper appointed 10/29/1883); closed on October 15, 1971 (USCG Historian's Website).

Buildings at this Station Site

The 1883 station house (with Coast Guard era addition) is surviving at this site

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